What are the benefits of All-on-4 Implants?

This is a recently developed method that involves strategically placing four implants in the jawbone to secure a full arch of artificial prosthetic teeth. Under this method, the patient is not required to have a dental implant for each missing tooth. All that is required is four precisely placed implants per dental arch. We can use just four implants to replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth, thanks to advances in dental implant technology.

You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All you need is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the full arch. And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.

Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it can prevent future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure—and better oral health. But perhaps the biggest surprise about the full arch is how quickly it can transform your life.

The Carnegie Dental Group recommends a consultation for first-time patients. This will help determine if you need implants and assist your dentist in creating your treatment plan. So if you would like to learn more about dental implants from our experienced team, simply give us a call or schedule your consultation here online. It’s the best way to find out how dental implants can change your life.

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    All-On-Four Implants

    Patients who need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth can now receive all-on-four implants. An oral surgeon will place 4 implants and then attach a full arch of teeth, giving the procedure its name.

    Multiple Implants

    Occasionally a patient is missing more than one tooth, but still has healthy gums and surrounding teeth, and a multiple implant is the best solution. Two fixtures are implanted and the crown is attached, leaving other natural teeth intact. The multiple implant is not for everyone, and even if a patient is only missing a few teeth, it may still be preferable to perform an all-on-four procedure.

    Single-Tooth Implants

    If you have lost a single tooth due to an accident or from periodontal disease, that one tooth can be replaced using a dental implant. Your new tooth will look and function just like your other natural teeth.

    About Carnegie Dental Group Implant Centre

    Did you know that dental implants can help prevent bone loss in the jaw? The natural erosion of bone begins as soon as a tooth is lost, and if nothing is done, this may result in the loss of other teeth and could cause a “sunken” look in facial features. Dental implants integrate with the bone, providing a stimulus that keeps the jawbone from deteriorating. This helps maintain a more youthful facial structure, boosts confidence—and leads to better oral health.

    Dental implants can also help improve overall health, too. With strong, full functioning teeth, patients can expand their diets and eat healthier foods again, like nuts and fruits.

    You also should take into account the longevity of implants. When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them one of the best investments for long-term tooth replacement.

    Of course, you can’t forget about some of the more common advantages of dental implants. Unlike dentures, they never slip or move—and you don’t have to use special cleaners and adhesives. Unlike fixed bridgework, dental implants don’t require adjacent healthy teeth to be filed down.

    To better understand what makes dental implants the definitive solution for missing teeth, please feel free to visit us for a dental implant consultation. Schedule your appointment online today, you’ll be amazed at what our dental technology and expert care can do for you.

    Tooth replacement typesFlipperDentures (partial or full)BridgeImplants
    Longevity1-3 years5-7 years7-10 yearsLifetime
    Preservation of healthy adjacent teethYesYesNoYes
    Transmission of force to:adjacent teethadj teeth/gumsadjacent teethbone
    Prevent bone loss & preserve facial appearanceNoNoNoYes
    Requirement for periodic adjustmentsYesYesYesNo
    Accelerated loss of adjacent teethYesYesYesNo

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