What is Edentulism?
Edentulism is the condition of being toothless to at least some degree; in organisms (such as humans) that naturally have dentition, it is the result of tooth loss. Loss of some teeth results in partial edentulism, whereas loss of all teeth results in complete edentulism. Persons who have lost teeth are (either partially or completely) edentulous (edentate), whereas those who have not lost teeth can be called dentate by comparison. This edentulism remains a major disease worldwide, especially among older adults .
What is All-on-4?
The term All-On-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease. It consists of the rehabilitation of either edentulous or dentate maxilla and/or mandible with fixed prosthesis by placing four implants in the anterior maxilla, where bone density is higher. The four implants support a fixed prosthesis with 10 to 14 teeth and it is placed immediately, typically within 24 hours of surgery.
If you’re unhappy with your dentures or toothless jaw, a dental implant solution might be an alternative.
Teeth that look and feel like your own
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium which replace your missing teeth. The dentist inserts the implants into your jaw bone, where the titanium then fuses with the bone.Just like your tooth root did before, these implants then build a stable base for a bar, anoverdenture or other types of restorations, which will become the visible part of your new teeth.
Dental implants are very small, normally around 10 mm long and only 3-5 mm wide at the top.
Dental implant solutions
Usually each tooth is replaced with one implant per tooth. But if you need to replace many missing teeth or even an entire jaw, there are other solutions. Depending on the condition of your jaw bone and gum, as little as two to four dental implants can already restore your upper or lower jaw with a set of fixed teeth. Often this can be more cost-effective for you.
Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today, because they offer a number of important benefits to patient.
Why should I go with All-on-4?
Get immediate results
Experience a dramatic improvement in chewing ability, teeth stability and overall comfort right away.
Improve your appearance
Put twenty years back into your smile! The All-on-4 procedure helps preserve the jawbone, preventing deterioration of the facial structure associated with missing teeth and the root system that supports them. With dental implants, the caved in face and wrinkles around the lips caused by that deterioration are virtually eliminated. You will look better… and younger!
Eat what you want, when you want, where you want
Improve your overall eating habits with the All-on-4 procedure. You can enjoy food again, and not be embarrassed when you eat
Get a long-lasting smile
The All-on-4 dental implant procedure creates a permanent set of teeth with a fixed, non-removable implant-supported retained bridge. They never have to be removed. Your teeth can last a lifetime.
Worth the cost
Implant treatment can be considered a long-term investment into your health and your wellbeing – in short, an investment into your life. Compared to other restorations, costs can seem higher at first glance. However, higher maintenance costs, the potential increase in lost jaw bone and, ultimately, the loss of even more teeth can make other restorations more expensive in the long run.
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