Not so long ago, people who had lost several teeth or had suffered a lot of oral decay may have had to consider dentures to restore their bite and smile. They may have had to deal with considerable pain and discomfort, and the tooth loss may have even affected the overall shape of their face. Moreover, they may have encountered speech problems due to their incomplete dentition, and those so-called "false teeth" may have been their only choice. However, this is not the case today. Sophisticated solutions and efficient techniques can transform a patient in as little as one day. How is this achievable?
With new technology, it is now possible to remove all of the troubled teeth and fit one or two sets of implants in a procedure known as "all on four" or "all on six." This revolutionary technology means that the process can also be completed in as little as one day, which means that the patient will not have to go without their teeth for a long period of time.
How It Works
With this approach, either four or six titanium implants are embedded into the jawbone. The new implants, which had been prepared in advance, can then be inserted on top of the implants. Technicians will have embedded the new teeth within a fixed bridge, and it looks and feels just like the patient's existing gum structure. Without a doubt, this solution is the closest that you can get to having a full set of natural, healthy teeth once again.
Once installed, it is important to look after the new implants and to give them time to settle in. The dentist may advise a soft diet for a while so that you do not stress the new implants and give them enough time to blend in with the surrounding bone. One thing is for sure; this is a very different approach to the old-fashioned dentures solution. With these implants, you won't need to worry about friction between the dentures and the gums at all.
Making Your Appointment
Book an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible. They will conduct a competitive examination and let you know if you are suitable for the all on four or all on six implant approach. If so, you can look forward to getting your smile back and finding it a lot easier to enjoy your favourite diet.
Contact a local dentist to learn more.
There are more than two ways to straighten a smile, and in this blog, I plan to discuss them all. I plan to look at the differences between braces and retainers and explain why sometimes you may need them both. I look at the differences in cost, time commitment and efficacy. Personally, I have had a bit of experience with this subject – I had braces as a young teen, and I had a permanent retainer. In this blog, I discuss what I have learned, and I present all kinds of new information on the topic. Whether you are trying to make decisions for yourself or your child. I hope you find this information useful.