When it comes to dental implants, there are some choices. Part of what you choose will depend on your needs from the implants. For some people, the best option is a newer type of implant known as the All-on-4 implants. These offer many benefits and can help improve different parts of your mouth and your oral health.
Implants are a great way to replace missing natural teeth. Implants can replace one tooth, several teeth or all the teeth. It is possible to replace either the bottom teeth or the top teeth with implants. If an implant replaces one or a few teeth, there is typically one implant for each of the missing teeth. All-on-4 implants are an option when a person wants to replace their entire set of top teeth, bottom teeth or for a full mouth restoration. Instead of having an implant for each tooth, 4 implants are put into place on either the top jaw or the bottom jaw. The full set of teeth are anchored by those four implants. It allows for the implant process to happen in a single vision.
Once the All-on-4 implants are in place, changes will become obvious. The biggest change that people notice is their smile. The implants replace the natural teeth. Instead of having broken, chipped, cracked or missing teeth that are discolored, a person will have a beautiful full set of teeth that they are proud to show off.
The implants also help with the bite of the individual. They work like the natural teeth and there are no restrictions on eating. When a person is missing teeth, they change the way they eat, and the implants fix this. Missing teeth also lead to a loss of bone mass. This bone loss can lead to deformities, loose teeth and more missing teeth. The implants can fix these problems and can help promote new bone growth.
All-on-4 implants give a person a chance for a return to a normal life. As a person loses teeth, they alter the way they do things from smiling to eating to just enjoying the things they want. That can change with the implants.
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