Everyone wants to be able to enjoy their favorite foods whenever they want, but as we get older, this can sometimes be a challenge. Teeth that are missing or broken can interfere with many daily activities and prevent us from enjoying favorite foods. Biting, chewing, speaking, and smiling can all become challenges as the result of having broken, chipped, cracked, or missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth used to require dentures or other traditional bridgework; many people still benefit from these important treatment options, but today the All-on-4® system of dental implants offers a valuable alternative. Not only are dental implants more secure and comfortable than traditional dentures, many people prefer the way that implants look. The team at PerioWest and Dr. Andres R. Sanchez want to give people back the functionality and visual satisfaction that comes from having a full healthy set of teeth.
A Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
Although dentures offer effective treatment for missing teeth, not everyone is satisfied by this solution. Dentures are not always comfortable to wear and may have a tendency to slip, especially when eating chewy foods. The All-on-4 system of dental implants is a permanent solution for missing teeth. A set of dentures crafted from highly durable dental porcelain is painted to match the appearance of the patient’s teeth. This set of crowns is placed on top of just four titanium posts implanted into the jaw. The titanium posts fuse with the bone and provide artificial roots for the new teeth. This post keeps the crowns anchored securely in place and stimulates the jaw to prevent bone loss.
Dental implants are easy to care for and maintain. Just keep these basic principles in mind:
- Brush for two minutes twice a day
- Floss each day
- See a dentist on a regular basis (every 6 months) for cleaning and checkup
- Speak with Dr. Sanchez if you have any concerns about your implants
All-on-4 dental implants can be set in just one day! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanchez today.