When you lose a single tooth, it’s not long before more teeth begin to follow. This is what makes tooth loss extra devastating. However, you don’t have to settle for extensive tooth loss, sacrifice your smile, or settle for a denture you don’t enjoy wearing. Instead of having to deal with a denture that slips and slides out of place, you can receive All-On-4 dental implants in St. John and give your denture a reliable foundation that lasts for decades! Call Creating Smiles to set up a consultation with Dr. Kapers today!
All-On-4 treatment is designed to make extensive tooth replacement easier, faster and more comprehensive than other methods. To start, the restoration (whether it’s for your top or bottom arch) snaps onto four dedicated dental implants placed throughout the mouth. These implants hold the restoration in place, ensuring that it does not slide around while speaking or chewing. This is an incredibly common issue with traditional dentures, which often rely on the natural suction of the gums to stay in place. Since the implants are incredibly strong, they can hold a temporary restoration as your permanent tooth replacement is being created!
The best way to find out for sure if you are a candidate for All-On-4 dental implants is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kapers. Not only is he highly trained in implant dentistry, but he can perform all the exams you need to confirm if treatment is right for you. During your consultation, he’ll perform detailed X-rays of your mouth and jaw, measure your current bone volume and density, and make sure that no underlying decay or gum disease is present. As long as you have enough healthy bone tissue, good oral/overall health, and you’re missing all the teeth in your top or bottom arch, you’re likely eligible for treatment!
All-On-4 dental implants do far more than simply give your denture a more reliable fit. In fact, they also improve your oral health in the long-term! Implants integrate with your existing bone tissue and stimulate it over time, preventing it from breaking down. This process, known as resorption, ceases to occur once the bone tissue is properly stimulated. As a result, you can expect:
When replacing teeth with traditional single dental implants, you need to have a dedicated dental implant for each tooth you replace. Even if you combine a denture with a series of dental implants, it can take far more than just four titanium posts to successfully hold a full arch restoration. In some cases, it can take as many as six or more! With All-On-4, you can reduce the amount of implants that actually need to be placed and walk out of the office with a new smile, rather than have to wait four to six months just to have the restoration attached.
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