If you have missing teeth, you probably know that it can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. There are several options available for replacing missing teeth – dentures have been a popular option for a long time, and bridges are also effective for replacing teeth. However, both these options can be unstable and restrict the enjoyment of certain foods. A more stable option is with dental implants, and with the All-on-4® procedure, you can have an entire line of teeth – top or bottom – restored with just four dental implants. Your dentist at Mirabella Smiles provides All-on-4 implants in Cypress, TX, for patients who are looking for a better tooth replacement option.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Because one implant can support more than one dental prosthetic, an entire line of teeth can be replaced with just four implants (rather than one implant for each missing tooth).
The All-on-4 procedure will require at least two dental appointments to complete. During the first, the implants themselves will be placed. A small incision will be made into the gums, and the underlying jawbone will be prepared to receive the implants. Once they have been placed, the gum tissue will be stitched closed over the site. The implants will be left for approximately four months to allow them to completely fuse with the jawbone. At the end of this period, the dental restoration (fixed dentures) will be attached to the implants.
Dental implants are much more stable than dentures or bridges because they basically act as tooth roots. This means that you will have more freedom in what foods you eat. Additionally, implants stimulate healthy new bone growth, so there is less of a likelihood of bone deterioration in the jaw. Finally, dental implants are easier to care for than dentures or bridges, as they require the same oral care (brushing and flossing) as your natural teeth would.
To determine whether or not you would be a good candidate for All-on-4 implants near you, contact Mirabella Smiles. We offer affordable All-on-4 dental implants near Cypress, TX.