Advances in dental implant technology have resulted in improved developments for tooth replacement. As an alternative to removable dentures, restorative options such as All-on-4 dental implants provide solutions for tooth loss that restore your smile and ensure dental health. Greenwood Dental Care’s cosmetic dentist in Lake County, IL, provides All-on-4 dental implants along with a number of restorative dentistry procedures so you can regain confidence in your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
During a dental implant procedure, minor surgery is performed to install a titanium screw into your jaw. The screw sits in areas where teeth are missing and will support a false tooth. Over time, the titanium screw actually fuses to the bone, strengthening your mouth.
Next, your cosmetic dentist creates and affixes a crown to your dental implant. The crown is designed and shaped to fit the natural contours of your mouth. This restores normal speaking, eating, and other functions. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants do not need to be removed and can be maintained with a normal oral care routine. Your dentist will recommend aftercare, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and the use of mouthwash.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 implants involve a total replacement of all of the upper or lower teeth. The full-arch fixed implants provide total restoration for seriously decayed or damaged teeth. Four or more implants in the upper or lower gums support a denture that is screwed into the implants to return the natural look of your smile. All on 4 offers an alternative to placing an implant under each missing tooth.
Additionally, All-on-4 implants avoid bone-deficient areas of the jaw, avoiding the need for bone grafting. Your dentist angles the implants in the jaw to provide anatomical support primarily to the back of the jaw. The use of only four implants to support a denture set has emerged as the best and most workable option available today.