An Alternative To Traditional Dentures
Do you suffer from one or more missing teeth? If so, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are missing teeth due to accident, injury, illness, or other causes. Even one missing tooth can make people feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile; some patients experience pain or discomfort as a result. Replacing missing teeth has been traditionally done with dentures or another form of bridgework; this has been a dependable treatment solution for generations. Today there is another solution for solving the problem of missing teeth. The All-on-Four® system is a special form of dental implant that requires just four small posts set into the jaw. These titanium posts anchor a full set of dentures securely in place. This system is highly stable and allows patients to bite and chew food without worrying about accidental slippage. Dr. Singh and the rest of the team at Periodontal Implant Associates in Chicago, IL are here to help you find improved quality of life and better oral health with the help of these innovative dental implants.
What Sets the All-on-Four System Apart?
For some people, replacing a single tooth is all that is required to restore a smile; for others, several teeth may need to be replaced – even the majority of the upper or lower jaw. In this case, dentures are often recommended. The All-on-Four dental implants operate on a similar principle; a partial denture is made with the help of high quality dental porcelain and then fixed into place with the help of small titanium posts. In this way the patient enjoys all the benefits of dental implants with only the minimal degree of surgery.
There are many reasons why people choose dental implants, such as:
- • Visual satisfaction
- • No messy powders or pastes
- • Easy to keep clean
- • Permanence
- • Secure bite