Tooth loss is a common problem that plagues Americans, with 40 million adults missing all of their teeth. If you are missing an entire dental arch (the upper or bottom row of your teeth), then you have probably spent some time wondering what the best option for you may be to replace your missing teeth. While dentures are a fairly common option, they are wrought with disadvantages.
Dental implants are a great option for many of our patients, but not everyone is going to be a good candidate for them and replacing your missing teeth one at a time can be a labor-intensive process. When you do not want to deal with the inconvenience of dentures or the multiple surgeries of single dental implants, we here at Metropolitan Dental Specialty Group are pleased to offer our patients a revolutionary restoration option called the All-on-4 Treatment Concept.
What is the All-on-4 Treatment Concept?
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is not very well understood, which is why we like to educate our patients about the benefits of this procedure. It stands out as an excellent option for many patients who may not want dentures or single implants. Traditional dentures are unwieldy and unreliable and can slip out of your mouth, causing embarrassment at inopportune moments. They also need relining to remain secure in your mouth and can pop and click when you talk. Even if you take good care of them, they will only last between seven and ten years.
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept gives you the best of both dental implants and dentures. While traditional dental implants require you replace your tooth one at a time, not everyone is eager to get multiple procedures and wait for their mouth to heal. Traditional implants do take up to six months or longer before we can fit you with your restoration.
Even traditional dentures cannot be completed on the same day as an extraction, as you need to give your mouth time to heal afterward. All-on-4 can typically be completed in just one day, giving you a complete restoration to your smile, with just four titanium posts in your mouth. They are strong, secure, and will last you the rest of your life, just like traditional implants.
The restoration you get with All-on-4 is attractive and looks just like real teeth. They do not slip, and you can eat all of your favorite foods without anxiety. They are also a very good option for patients who may not be good candidates for traditional dental implants, not only because they only require one surgery, but they can be placed the same day as an extraction.
Even if you have started to lose bone mass in your jawbone, you may not even require a bone graft procedure before we start treatment with the All-on-4 Dental Concept. This makes this procedure more widely attainable to more patients, making it a very desirable treatment option for many.
Want To Know More?
If you have lost a complete arch of teeth and are looking for a long-lasting and attractive restoration for your missing teeth, but you do not want to choose traditional dentures or implants, you may be a good candidate for the All-on-4 Treatment Concept. For more information, or to set up an appointment with us here at Metropolitan Dental Specialty Group, please give us a call today at (301) 585-0400!