Replacement of missing teeth is vital to your oral health. Standard functions such as biting and chewing can become increasingly difficult and uncomfortable without all your teeth.
Furthermore, our teeth help support the muscles in our face, and without them, it can cause you to appear older. Luckily, at the office of Maegan Elam, DDS & Associates in Bedford, Texas, we offer dental implants, which are the gold standard for tooth replacement. The All-on-4 same-day teeth treatment helps patients with extensive tooth loss have the beauty and function of their smile back in less time than single tooth implants.
Dr. Elam works with a dental surgeon, patients are referred to the surgeon’s office where the process is carried out and the all-on-4 procedure is completed at the surgeon’s office.
Traditional dental implants consist of a small titanium post placed into the jawbone and then topped with a dental crown to fill in a gap in the smile. This method is excellent for one or two missing teeth, but it is not the best solution for individuals missing an entire arch.
All-on-4 dental implants only require four implants in each arch to support a complete set of teeth. The procedure is often called same-day teeth because we can give you back your smile in just a single day.
When you are missing teeth, your jawbone will deteriorate due to a lack of stimulation by the tooth root. Over time, as the bone continues to resorb, remaining teeth can shift out of place or become loose.
Traditional dentures can be a great temporary solution, but they do not replace anything below the gum line. Over time, as the bone structure changes in the mouth, dentures will become ill-fitting and require adjustments.
With All-on-4 implants, you have a long-term solution as close as possible to natural teeth. Benefits of All-on-4 treatment include: