Edentulism (tooth loss) is a surprisingly common condition that affects nearly 40 million people in the United States. If you have suffered from substantial tooth loss, you might think that you are relegated to dentures. However, there’s a new option for restoring the look and feet of your teeth with just four implants. TLC Dental is excited to offer our patients All-on-4 dental implants!
All-on-4’s are a revolutionary method of tooth replacement that uses four strategically placed implants to anchor a full set of permanent, natural-looking artificial teeth. Instead of using dentures or individual implants, All-on-4 provide a permeant prosthesis that is the perfect half-way point between the two alternatives.
All-on-4 implants follow a similar treatment plan as conventional dental implants with an interesting twist. The implants are composed of titanium screw-like posts and an abutment that is drilled into the jawbone. Where traditional implants would be capped with crowns, All-on-4 implants function like a connector for a permanent denture.
With proper care, All-on-4 implants can last over 20 years. This treatment is very much intended to be permanent and after the first 10 years, the rate of success for the procedure is as high as 94%.
Restoring the full functionality of your teeth with this procedure carries several benefits including:
All-on-4 implants can restore your smile without the need for replacing each individual tooth or having to deal with the hassle of removable dentures. After a couple of procedures, you’ll forget that you ever suffered tooth loss in the first place. Give TLC Dental a call today to learn more!