Total tooth loss happens for various reasons, either from accidental injuries, specific medical conditions, or years of neglecting your teeth and gums. Regardless, you don’t have to live without teeth or resort to false teeth. With advancements in dentistry, our implant dentists in Albertville offer a way to restore your smile without getting dentures. Find out on our newest blog today about dental implants, how they work, and if you’re a candidate for this procedure.
Dental implants are known to be the most natural-looking and functioning tooth replacement option. While dentures are an affordable way to restore your smile and chewing ability, not every patient wants to wear dentures, which is understandable. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or an entire arch of missing teeth. Albertville implant dentists at Wall Street Dentistry offer the All-on-4 implant system. This system uses four to six mini implants strategically placed in the front part of the jaw bone where the bone is denser. The mini implants’ placement allows more people to be eligible for this procedure, even if they have dealt with total tooth loss for years.
Attached to the implants is a single unit of teeth made to look completely natural. This single unit is like a hybrid of a dental bridge and an overdenture. The unit has porcelain teeth that look individual (even though they are fused together) and natural-looking gum tissue to avoid any gaps between the edge of the teeth and your gum line. Don’t be confused with acrylic used to make dentures where the pink part made to resemble gums is usually detectable and looks fake. But with the All-on-4 system, the teeth and the artificial gum area are made to look completely natural.
What’s it like to get the All-on-4 implant system?
If you already have your teeth extracted or currently wear dentures, the process starts by taking digital images and impressions of your mouth. These are used to handcraft your replacement teeth. The dentist may also need to take additional measurements to ensure the restoration is made to fit your mouth perfectly. You will come back after the replacement teeth are made and have the implants and permanent restoration placed at the same visit. If you still have some remaining teeth that are planned for extraction, those teeth are removed just prior to placing the implants. The entire procedure is done in one day! That way, you don’t have to go without any teeth.
Who’s a candidate for the All-on-4 implant system?
Patients with significant tooth loss or those with severely damaged teeth that cannot be repaired are usually ideal candidates for this implant system. Have you worn dentures for years and worried that you don’t have enough healthy jawbone to support the implants? Many people in your shoes are surprised to learn that they have enough jawbone and are candidates for this procedure. However, certain medical conditions may preclude you from getting implants at all. Speak with our dentists to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Get new teeth in a day in Albertville
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants or how to get all new teeth in a single day, contact Wall Street Dentistry by calling (256) 878-0525 and schedule a consultation. It’s time that you smile with confidence!