Dental implants are growing in popularity for patients who have missing teeth. Dentures have long been a popular and affordable option, especially for elderly individuals. However, it is also possible to get the best of both worlds with All-on-4 dental implants.
Dental Implants Procedure
You may have heard of dental implants and you may have heard of dentures, but All-On-4® dental implants are a little different. Your dentist might easily describe them as implant-supported dentures. What happens is that Dr. Michael Sohl prepares your mouth for the implants by removing any teeth that require extraction. Four titanium posts are embedded into the gums and custom dentures are made to sit on the posts. This secures the dentures in place so there is no worry of slippage.
Good bone density is necessary for this procedure to be a success, so Dr. Sohl may consult with you about bone grafting if you require it. If you do not qualify for an implant procedure, Dr. Sohl can also explore other options with you.
The Benefits of
All-on-4 Dental Implants
There are many great reasons to consider All-On-4® dental implants. Because the prosthetic sits on secure posts that are inserted into your jaw, it does not slip around while you are eating or talking. This also means you can eat more of the foods you love with fewer restrictions as far as your teeth are concerned. Implants also help to support your facial structure and prevent your jawbone from deteriorating.
There are benefits to your overall health as well. If your teeth were constantly infected or decaying before, it could have been adding to heart problems, high blood pressure, or other body issues. By removing the problem teeth and replacing them with artificial ones, this should lower the risks of these problems in connection to your oral health.
Consult Your Dentist Today
All On-4® dental implants can be a great option if you are missing multiple teeth and want to get your oral health back on track. Contact our office in Stuart, FL today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Sohl.