When you have lost most or all of your teeth, you need dental implant dentures to address these missing teeth and rebuild your smile. With All-On-Four, our team can complete your new smile in only one visit! In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist talks about how we offer new smiles with only four dental implant posts.
The Dangers of Total Tooth Loss
When you lose the majority of your teeth or all of them, this severely limits your ability to eat a variety of foods, which impacts your nutritional intake and overall health. You could also have trouble speaking clearly, which impacts how well you can communicate. As your jawbone loses mass and density due to the missing roots, this breakdown could mean a much older appearance. In addition, the weakened jawbone may not be able to support traditional dental implants without first being strengthened using oral surgical procedures like jawbone grafting or a sinus lift. But we can help, even if you have weakened jawbone structure, with the All-On-Four system.
Inserting Your New Dental Implants
To get started, our team will carefully examine your smile with advanced digital x-rays to assess the strength of your jawbone and choose the best angles and positions to insert your dental implants. This system uses only four dental implants per arch, and they require less structure to superhot them. Once inserted in the jaw, the body sees them as natural root structure, which stimulates the growth of bone structure in the months to come, securing your teeth for decades to come, possibly a lifetime! You also don’t have to first receive grafting or a sinus lift.
Attaching Your Denture
Typically, there is a period of weeks or even months in between the placement of your implants and the attachment of your denture. But with All-On-Four, we can complete your smile in only one appointment, so you leave with a full smile. If your final denture is ready, we will attach a denture to the implant posts and connect it in the same visit. If your final prosthetic isn’t ready, we will attach a temporary to the spots and then swap them later. Regardless, you don’t have a period without a full smile, so you can feel confident and enjoy a better quality of life.
If you have any questions about All-On-Four, or if you would like to schedule an appointment today to start your journey to a full smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We can start now so you can use your remaining 2023 dental insurance benefits or health savings account funds before they expire.
Schedule a Visit for a New Smile
If you need treatment for tooth loss, call Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA today at 949-630-0143. Our team is ready to support smiles with just four biocompatible posts.