For patients who are completely missing their upper teeth, lower teeth, or both, All-on-4 dental implants offer maximum tooth replacement in as little as a single appointment. Although there are other tooth replacement options such as dentures or removable partials, many patients find that there is much to be said about this permanent tooth replacement solution.

The All-on-4 dental implant solution is a revolutionary technique in which your oral surgeon strategically places four titanium implants into the jaw bone. Within moments of being placed, the implants are strong enough to support a full upper or lower denture. Aside from mild tenderness following the appointment, most patients are able to resume a soft diet soon after the procedure has been completed.

The All-on-4 technique is ideal for patients whose lifestyles may not permit them to be without their teeth for extended periods of time. Most patients can have teeth extracted if necessary, appropriate dental implants placed, and receive their new dentures all in the same visit. This level of convenience alone is particularly attractive to most patients.

Often, patients who have suffered bone loss due to periodontal disease, or have worn ill-fitting dentures for many years are not considered to be ideal candidates for traditional dental implants. An impressive advantage of the All-on-4 technique is that these patients are ideal candidates for this same-day tooth replacement solution.

Due to the appealing custom design of your new permanent dentures, you can expect to feel amazingly confident during close social interactions. You will no longer be preoccupied with the possibility of slipping or sliding dentures. With the All-on-4 technique, there is no need to remove the dentures, even at night. You will never need to purchase special cleaning solutions, pastes or creams as part of your daily homecare routine.

When your oral surgeon combines the efficiency of a denture or partial with the stability and strength of the dental implant, the result is a secure set of teeth that can truly improve your quality of life. If you are no longer satisfied with your existing denture, or if you are at risk of losing all of your teeth, reserve your appointment to discuss All-on-4 dental implants in Frisco today.  For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharon H. Ornstein, contact Renaissance Oral and Facial Surgery at www.renaissanceofs.com or call 972 712-5035.

oral surgeon FriscoThe loss of even a single tooth can have a detrimental effect on your mouth. Spaces in the mouth leave room for other teeth to move, often leading to shifts in your bite. If teeth are not replaced, these shifts can continue, causing more and more serious problems. Because of this domino effect, it is important to have missing teeth replaced as soon as possible.

The Wide-Ranging Effects of Missing Teeth

The relationship between your upper and lower teeth is called your “bite.” The bite affects not only the relationship between the teeth, but also the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. If your bite is severely misaligned, the results can be destructive, long-lasting and uncomfortable.

Any shifts or changes in the bite can lead to excess wear and tear, teeth grinding, breakage of the teeth, or difficulty biting and chewing. Another long-term result of missing teeth can be temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. This condition is difficult to diagnose and can cause headaches, ear and jaw discomfort, and even uncomfortable strain in the upper back.

Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. Even a single tooth can be replaced with an implant without requiring modification to the adjacent teeth. Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, providing replacement tooth roots as well as prosthetic chewing and biting surfaces.

The most common procedure for placing dental implants is for an oral surgeon to place the root portion of the tooth, then, after a healing period, the visible portion of the implant is placed. Implants are permanent and remain stationary in the mouth, preventing many of the issues that lead to an uncomfortable fit with traditional dentures. Other advantages to implants include:

  • Implants do not have to be removed for cleaning
  • Implants do not require special adhesives
  • Implants help the jawbone remain healthy
  • Implants do not require alteration as do dentures

To find out more about the importance of replacing missing teeth and how dental implants can keep your smile bright and your jaw healthy, please contact our oral surgeon serving Frisco for a consultation.