All-on-4 Dental Implants
What Causes Jaw Bone Loss?
The jawbone starts to resorb and deteriorate for a number of causes, ranging from a lack of stimulation to the onset of periodontal disease. When teeth are not replaced, the jawbone starts to deteriorate. The lack of bone causes the cheeks to sag in, affecting one’s appearance. The term “hollowing of the face” is also used to describe this facial feature. This hollowing can make a person look much older than they are, up to ten years in some cases.
Bone loss in the jaw may be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Lack of stimulationBiting and chewing activate the jawbone because normal teeth are lodged inside it; but, when the teeth are missing, the part of the jawbone that anchors the teeth (i.e., the alveolar bone) is no longer stimulated. The alveolar bone starts to deteriorate if it is not stimulated: When the body thinks the jawbone no longer serves a function, it begins to break down. The rate of jawbone loss and the amount of bone lost differs from person to person. Nonetheless, the majority of bone loss occurs within the first 18 months after a tooth or teeth are extracted. This jawbone loss persists throughout a person’s life until it is replaced with a dental implant.
Periodontal DiseaseJaw bone loss is also caused by periodontal disease. When a person has chronic gum infections, the natural teeth’s support structures, including the alveolar bone, are progressively damaged. While these support systems are affected by a variety of diseases, the majority of issues are caused by plaque-induced inflammatory lesions.
Gingivitis May Lead to PeriodontitisPeriodontitis begins with gingivitis: That is not to suggest that gingivitis will always lead to periodontitis; but, gingivitis will always come before periodontitis.
PeriodontitisPeriodontitis When bacteria bind to the surface of the tooth/teeth, the body’s immune system reacts violently in an effort to kill them, periodontitis develops.
Gingivitis is caused by dental plaque.
Plaque is a sticky, transparent film that forms on the teeth all of the time. It is made up of a variety of bacteria and food particles. Gums may become inflamed and bleed easily as dental plaque builds up at and below the gum line. Toxins produced by bacteria cause irritation. If left untreated, the gums will begin to pull away from the teeth, forming pockets. These pockets can become clogged with bacteria, creating more gum irritation.
Plaque Hardens and Forms Tartar
If a person fails to brush and floss on a regular basis, dental plaque hardens: Tartar is the name given to the plaque after it has hardened (i.e., calculus). Tartar will build up both above and below the gum line. Once plaque has hardened into tartar, the only way to dissolve it is with a dental cleaning.
Affordable Alternatives to All-on-4 Dental Implants
Unlike conventional removable acrylic appliances and anchored dental bridges, the All-on-4 dental implant method provides patients flexibility and comfort.
Traditional short-term options for tooth replacement include:
- Removable “flippers,” full-arch dentures (upper and/or lower), and partial dentures
- Bridges anchored by the patient’s natural teeth
Dentures and Bridgework
Traditional dentures and bridgework cover missing teeth by resting on top of the gum tissue. As a result, they fail to stimulate the alveolar bone underneath them. The lack of stimulation causes the jawbone to resorb and deteriorate over time. Furthermore, the denture can exert a negative force on parts of the alveolar bone, causing the bone to deteriorate.
Dentures loosen as the degradation process continues, since they depend on the jawbone to keep them in place. As a result, when the dental prosthesis no longer fits snugly, people have trouble speaking and eating. Strong adhesives may be required to hold the prosthesis in place if the bone loss is significant. A replacement dental prosthesis will eventually be needed.
The ‘anchoring’ teeth provide stimulation in those specific areas while bridgework is assisted on either side of the dental appliance; however, the jawbone between the teeth that are being used as anchors receives no direct stimulation. Bone loss in this region is likely if it is not stimulated.
Dentures and Bridges Attached to Dental Implants
Dental implants are also being used to support certain bridges and dentures. These implants, like natural teeth, stimulate the jawbone in the areas where they are positioned, retaining the alveolar bone in those areas.
What Makes All-on-4 Dental Implants So Special?
Since the implants we use at My Implant Dentist are extremely durable and will stimulate the gums to strengthen the jawbone, we are frequently able to replace an entire arch with as few as four implants: We do this with the aid of 3D scanning technology. We will ensure that each implant is positioned efficiently and correctly in places that will increase the strength of the patient’s natural jawbone using this revolutionary technique.
The Benefits of the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure at My Implant Dentist
Many patients are opting for dental implants to replace their conventional dentures and partials due to the numerous advantages of the All-on-4 type of tooth replacement. Furthermore, some patients are replacing their missing teeth with implants first, rather than conventional acrylic dental prostheses.
A Look At An Affordable All-On-4 Dental Implants Procedure
We will examine your medical history, undertake a physical examination and take X-rays. Once you have decided that this is the best option, preliminary impressions are recorded and a surgical guide is fabricated.
If needed, your dentist will remove any remaining teeth and place the dental implants. You can choose to remain awake or be asleep (sleep dentistry). During the same appointment, impressions and a bite record are taken to create temporary acrylic implant bridges. These can usually be fitted on the same day of your surgery.
The fixed temporary acrylic implant bridges will be fitted to your dental implants within 24 hours of your surgery. Usually, no local anesthetic is required for this visit. You will then need to wait 2-6 months for osseointegration to take place (the implants will ‘fuse’ with your bone), and then only the dental implants will be ready for the permanent implant bridge.
Your dentist will check the osseointegration of your dental implants, the gums underneath your teeth and ensure that all the implants are successful. At this stage, you will be given the option to upgrade from the temporary acrylic bridge to a Zirconia - Porcelain bridge. This upgrade will provide you with more strength, greater aesthetics, improved comfort, and longevity. It also has a smoother and more natural feel and easier hygiene.
The following are some of the benefits of using dental implants and the All-on-4 method to replace missing teeth:
- eliminating the need for traditional removable dental prostheses, which can be ill-fitting, uncomfortable, and difficult to care for
- providing an individual with the strongest, most natural-looking solution for full-mouth smile replacement
- providing the patient with a quick recovery period.
Contact My Implant Dentist today to schedule your complimentary initial consultation.
If you are missing teeth and want to know if dental implants and the All-on-4 treatment are correct for you, the first step toward a new smile is to schedule an initial appointment.
We want to hear about any drugs you’re taking as well as specifics about your general health during your appointment. Please let us know if you have any current medical problems at this time (e.g., high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, etc.). Please be open and honest with our team, as obtaining an accurate medical history is critical to achieving the best All-on-4 dental implant outcomes.
We will decide whether the All-on-4 dental implant treatment is the right option for replacing the missing teeth during this initial consultation. If you’re a successful choice, he’ll talk about what he wants to get out of your All-on-4 implant procedure. Please feel free to ask questions and/or express any reservations you might have about dental implant procedures during your initial consultation.
Customized All-on-4 Treatment Plan
My Implant Dentist tips for creating a perfect smile with natural-looking results will be addressed. The correct size, shape, and color of teeth must be determined in order to have the best outcomes for a patient. As a result, selecting a qualified dental implant surgeon is critical.
My Implant Dentist takes the time to develop a detailed plan for each of his patients that is tailored to his or her dental needs and aesthetic objectives.
What to Expect During an All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure at My Implant Dentist
We take time to develop customized dental implant treatment plans for his patients so that they can achieve a natural-looking outcome that represents their unique cosmetic goals and needs.
During the All-on-4 implant procedure, a variety of anesthesia options are available, including:
- IV conscious sedation, also known as “twilight anesthesia,” is a form of sedation that is administered intravenously.
- Aware sedation (nitrous oxide), also known as laughing gas; and an inhalation conscious sedation (nitrous oxide)
- Sedation that is taken orally.
The treatment starts after the sedative has taken effect:
1. Dental implants are placed at a precise angle. Through angling these implants, he avoids the alveolar nerve as well as the sinus cavities, in addition to providing further protection for the prosthesis.
2. We will secure the new prosthesis in one day using the All-on-4 dental implant process, which eliminates the need for painful bone grafting procedures.
3. The full-arch prosthesis is mounted after the implants have been inserted into the jawbone. This prosthesis is made up of a row of single teeth that spans the patient’s smile from one hand to the other. Since these teeth are bonded to one another, the prosthesis functions as a single entity.
Fresh bone grows around the artificial roots over time (dental implants). The artificial roots are normally stronger than the patient’s natural roots after the osseointegration process is completed.
Recovering After an All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure
The recovery period following an All-on-4 procedure is much shorter than is seen with other dental implant methods. One of the reasons that this shortened recovery is possible is because the new dental prosthesis is connected to the implants on the same day they are created. Furthermore, the surgical techniques that My Implant Dentist uses in conjunction with his anesthesia options and plasma growth factors make the All-on-4 dental implant procedure a more comfortable experience for his patients.
Patients choose My Implant Dentist for a variety of reasons
At My Implant Dentist, we use approaches that are built to make our patients as happy as possible. We do so by providing the most cutting-edge dental treatments as well as using tried-and-true sedation techniques. Our team is also committed to providing patients with the high-quality dental treatment they deserve.
With the All-on-4 dental implant procedure, we might be able to replace all of your upper and/or lower teeth in a single appointment at our office. You will leave My Implant Dentist with a brand-new collection of natural-looking, fully functional teeth after your operation.
For quality and affordable dental implant treatment, call My Implant Dentist at (08) 9361 5544 for a free consultation.