The Benefits Of All On 4 And All On 6 Dental Implants
Welcome back to the Oregon City Family Dentistry blog! Around here, we try to make it easy for you to stay on track, as far as oral health is concerned. And we are here to help you when you require restorative dentistry services, too.
Losing teeth as an adult can be a real problem, but it’s much more common than you might think.
One missing tooth is inconvenient and rather embarrassing, but losing several or all of your teeth can have a profound impact on your quality of life. And we don’t mean in a good way. Until a solution is found, nothing will ever be the same again.
Luckily, through restorative dentistry we will be able to give you the closest thing to real teeth, All on 4 and All on 6 dental implants, which can allow you to take back the life you once had.
Missing Teeth, Harder Life
As humans, teeth are essential to our daily existence. And, if you are missing a full arch of teeth, you already know it has changed your life for the worse.
For one thing, when you don’t have enough teeth, it can alter the appearance of your face. You see, as you lose teeth, you lose bone density as well. This can give your face a collapsed appearance and make you appear quite a bit older than you really are.
Besides the emotional impact of missing several teeth, you will have physical consequences as well. When you don’t have all your teeth, you can’t bite into things, and you can’t chew your food the way you need to.
As you can imagine, you won’t be able to eat everything you love or even the things that are really good for your health.
In the end, this could mean a limited diet of soft foods and liquids. That doesn’t sound like much fun, does it?
Given that, why would anyone want to avoid treatment?
In some cases, embarrassment or dental anxiety prevents patients from seeking the care that they need. If you have any reservations, just know that we promise to go easy on you. We would rather see you while you have some teeth to save then see you when it is too late to help in a meaningful way.
Now it’s time to look at how implants can help your situation.
All On 4 And All On 6 Can Change Your Life
Dental implants replace the roots of your teeth. Like your roots, your dental implants stimulate the jawbone, and this spurs new growth. This growth keeps your jawbone healthy and prevents bone loss.
To get the full impact of a dental implant, you need to attach something to replace the crowns of your teeth as well. If you were missing one tooth, we would add a dental crown. If you lost three or four teeth, we would recommend a dental bridge. For a full arch, that is a different story.
At Oregon City Family Dentistry, we use a special type of dental implant system to replace full arches of missing teeth: All on 4 and All on 6 dental implants. These two systems are specially designed to support full arches of permanent teeth, but they are different than traditional dentures.
During these procedures, we place a series of dental implants around the arches, but add two implants placed diagonally in the back of the mouth to offer optimal support. The real benefit of All on 4 or All on 6 dental implants, in addition to the support, is that the permanent teeth are designed to leave your palate open. By leaving the palate open, you can have your teeth and your taste back, which is huge.
When we are finished, you can rest assured knowing that your dental implants are held securely in place by your jawbone, and that give you significantly more stability than you can expect with other kinds of dentures. With All on 4 or All on 6, you can eat all the foods you love without worrying about your dentures coming loose when you bite or chew.
Learn More, Get Started!
With the new year here, we can’t think of a better time to take back your life! We are confident that All on 4 and All on 6 dental implants will make you feel like smiling!
To learn more, contact Oregon City Family Dentistry today. We can’t wait to get started!
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