More than 25% of adults in the world over the age of 74 have lost all of their permanent teeth. Dental implants are an excellent option if you have lost teeth, but if you have lost all of your teeth or a substantial number of them, going through multiple surgeries can be challenging.
All-on-4® dental implants offer a solution by allowing you to receive a new smile in just one surgery. At Mosaic Maxillofacial Surgical Arts & Implant Centers in Clearwater, FL, you can get this treatment option.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants securely attach a set of lower or upper replacement teeth to as few as four implants. Unlike dentures, you do not have to remove the teeth to clean them, and they do not need reshaping once they are in place. All-on-4 dental implants also have a strong hold, allowing you to laugh, talk, and eat without worry.
Experienced oral surgeons can complete this procedure in one day so that you do not have to undergo multiple surgeries.
Ideal Candidates for All-on-4 Dental Implants
The best candidates for this procedure are people who are in good overall health. Because this is a surgical procedure, you have to be strong enough to undergo oral surgery.
This type of implant is best suited for people who are missing many or all of their teeth. If you still have some natural teeth remaining, an extraction may be necessary.
You must also have enough bone density to benefit from these implants. If you do not have a healthy level of bone volume in your jaw, you may have to get a bone grafting procedure before receiving the implants.
It is best if you do not have any gum disease. If you do have gum disease, you must get it under control before having the All-on-4 dental implant procedure. Attempting the procedure with untreated gum disease can lead to peri-implantitis, which affects the site of the implant placement.
Finally, you will have to follow all post-operative instructions so that you can get the best results from the implants.
Love Your Smile Again
By turning to All-on-4 dental implants, you can get the benefit of dental implants without having to undergo numerous surgical procedures. At Mosaic Maxillofacial Surgical Arts & Implant Centers, you can restore your smile.
Contact Mosaic Maxillofacial Surgical Arts & Implant Centers in Clearwater, FL, to learn more about All-on-4 dental implants.