All-on-4® Treatment Concept
Have you faced the loss of all of your teeth? If you are having issues with your teeth in your upper or lower jaw, you may be worried about losing all of your teeth. You might even be depressed that your teeth may come out. You may be afraid to look in the mirror, for fear that you’ll see the empty spaces created when your teeth began to fall out. You may worry about what you will do about eating, speaking, or smiling. If you are worried about losing all of your teeth, we have solutions for you. Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants has a new treatment for people who are missing a lot of teeth. It’s called the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. Let us take a minute to tell you about it.
Why Should I Consider Replacing My Teeth?
There are a lot of reasons you need to replace the teeth you lost. Whether you have gradually lost your teeth over time due to gum disease and tooth decay, or whether you lost them all suddenly, due to an accident or an injury, you need help. This is especially true if you lost all of your teeth suddenly due to trauma.
Whether you lose your teeth all at once or over time, you still need help getting your mouth back to the way that it was before you started losing teeth. It is serious when you lose teeth, no matter how it happened. That’s because when you lose teeth, you can begin to lose bone mass in your jaw. Over time, the loss of your teeth can even affect how your jaw or the shape of your face looks. Blood can stop flowing to that part of your jaw because you don’t have teeth there that need nutrients. You will experience bone loss in your jaw over time unless you replace the teeth in your jaw.
Replacing Your Teeth
When you lose a lot of teeth, our All-on-4® technique is a great way to replace all of your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both your upper and lower teeth. The way that we do the All-on-4® procedure is simple. First, if you have any teeth remaining in the jaw where you need implants, we will extract them. Once your gums are healed, we can place four screws in your jaw. The screws are titanium, so they can last a long time. These screws act like the tooth roots for your jaw. Once we place them, the screws act like your regular teeth. Your jaw even thinks you have real teeth, so it continues to function normally, the way it did before you began to lose your teeth.
The All-on-4® technique means that we can use four screws to implant a complete set of teeth, rather than one tooth for each screw, which is the normal procedure. This shortens your healing time. In some cases, we can do the All-on-4® procedure in a day, including your prosthetic teeth. If you’re thinking you might be a good candidate for this All-on-4® procedure, why not give Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants a call at 760-632-9055.