When you are missing an entire row of teeth, it has a huge effect on your life.
For starters, your smile looks completely different. You may not even want to smile because of it.
Your missing teeth certainly affect what you can eat, too, which may be even more important. When you can’t really chew your food, you may not be able to eat all the foods that you should to get the nutrition you need.
And losing your teeth can lead to bone loss as well, which can and does change your appearance over time.
These are all reasons why you should consider getting dental implants as part of your teeth replacements. And if you want to enjoy the benefits of implants as soon as possible, then you should ask about the All-on-4® procedure at Advanced Dental Associates.
With All-on-4, you could get your implants and a set of temporary dentures on the same day. To find out more about this procedure, call our dentists in San Antonio at (210) 819-5233 or contact us with our online form.
Getting Dental Implants Can Help You
Dentists all over the world agree that dental implants have been one of the greatest developments in the history of restorative dentistry.
Implants take the place of the roots of your missing teeth. Before implants, dentures were your best option if you were missing a row of teeth. Even if you don’t have dentures, you are probably aware of why this can be a problem.
Dentures rest outside of your gums. They are not connected to your jawbone. As a result, dentures frequently slip out of place when people are speaking and eating. Some people find this embarrassing. Some people find this frustrating. And some people experience both of those feelings at the same time.
When you worry that your teeth might fall out when you talk, you may hesitate to speak up. When you worry that your teeth might get pulled out when you are eating, you may avoid eating certain foods. Combined, these problems may cause you to turn down invitations to dine out with family and friends.
By getting dental implants, you are effectively placing replacement roots in your jaw. Together, your implants created a stable and secure foundation to support your dentures. This also allows you to put more power behind every bite and chew.
With implants, your dentures don’t just look like teeth (when they stay in place), they also function more like real teeth, too. If you’ve missed the satisfaction of biting into a fresh, crisp apple or some buttery corn-on-the-cob, then dental implants can help you experience that again.
Getting All-on-4 Can Make Implants Better
As great as the dental implants have been for so many patients, a lot of innovations and improvements have been introduced since modern implants were developed approximately 50 years ago.
Today, we have new kinds of implants and new techniques to make implants even more effective. The All-on-4 procedure is one of the best examples of these innovations. Like the name suggests, you can enjoy the full benefits of implant-supported dentures with as few as four dental implants.
The biggest difference between other placement procedures and the All-on-4 is how quickly you can have dentures attached to your implants.
Typically, someone will need months to recover from having their dental implants placed in their jaw. This is a somewhat invasive procedure after all. Your jaw and your gums need time to heal before your dentures are attached.
With All-on-4, however, you can get temporary dentures on the same day that your implants are placed in your mouth. This allows you to begin enjoying many advantages of implant-supported dentures as soon as possible.
That starts when you leave our San Antonio office with what looks like a set of teeth rather than an empty smile.
During your recovery, you will be able to eat with your temporary dentures. As you heal, you will notice how similar eating with implants can be to eating with real teeth. By the time you are ready for your permanent dentures, you will understand how strong your bite can be.
You will also understand how secure your dentures are with implants supporting them.
It’s Time To Rebuild Your Smile And Your Bite
If you are tired of fighting with your dentures or you want to avoid that fight entirely, then you need to learn more about All-on-4. Start by scheduling a consultation at Advanced Dental Associates. You can call (210) 819-5233 or contact us online to request an appointment.