For people who have one or more missing teeth, there are several options for dental implants. This is a way to restore full chewing ability. They also improve appearance.
An implant uses a metal post to attach to the jawbone. An artificial tooth, or crown, is then placed on top of these titanium posts. These artificial teeth not only look better than the gaping holes they replace, they help restore full functioning of the mouth. This also prevents further deterioration of surrounding teeth, gums, and bone. Patients who are missing multiple teeth, and who are also in danger of losing more, can opt for what are called All-on-4 dental implants.
All-on-four dental implants replace all the teeth in just four implants at the top and four for the bottom of the mouth. The following are some pros and cons of all-on-4 dental implants.
Advantages of All-on-4 Dental Implants
It would be very time consuming, not to mention expensive, to replace each tooth individually. The All-on-4 dental implant procedure is a way to quickly replace your entire set of teeth. Once the full set of teeth are replaced, smiling becomes easy again. This is in turn, improves confidence. When we feel confident in our appearance, good things happen.
Restoring our bites improves chewing capabilities as well. This aids in proper digestion. When we chew and digest better, we also eliminate certain health problems like indigestion.
With gaps in our bite, the surrounding teeth become susceptible to decay and deterioration. The All-on-4 dental implant procedure is a long-lasting solution that protects surrounding gum tissue and underlying bone. Loss of bone can also lead to wrinkles around the mouth, which adds years to our appearance.
All-on-4 Dental Implants for Oral Health
Oral health is linked to other health issues in the body. Limiting the likelihood of periodontal disease also reduces the risk for other infections which can lead to strokes or heart attacks. All-on-4 dental implants protect against these serious health issues by reducing the bacteria which causes periodontal disease to develop and spread.
All-on-4 Dental Implants Care and Cleaning
Unlike dentures, dental implants do not need to be taken out for cleaning. Caring for dental implants is incredibly simple and easy. The implants are permanent so they protect the mouth and promote proper oral hygiene. Dental implants are cared for with daily brushing and flossing. It’s also important to continue scheduling regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist.
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EON Clinics employ highly-trained teams of oral surgeons and prosthodontists to perform all types of dental implant procedures. These oral health professionals work with well-trained staff to put their cutting-edge technology to use in in-house labs. This creates a one-stop shop for all dental implant needs at clinics throughout Chicagoland and in southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.
From single and multiple tooth to full jaw all-on-4 dental implants, EON Clinics helps patients enjoy eating and smiling again. Find out how dental implants can improve your life.
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