It is important to visit the dentist Sydney on a regular basis to make sure that your teeth and gums are clean, healthy and strong, free of decay and disease. Often tooth decay or gum disease can be asymptomatic and unless you visit your dentist regularly these diseases can develop and cause irreversible effects on your teeth. The longer you avoid the dentist the greater detrimental impact this will have on your dental health. Often you may damage your teeth permanently and this will cause tooth loss or you may need a tooth extraction.
Unfortunately there are times where you may lose all of your teeth as a result of an accident or an injury or all your teeth may require extraction due to irreversible damage to them. If this is the case then you can speak to your dentist and find out about replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution to replacing your missing teeth. To replace all of your teeth, you can ask your dentist and find out about all-on-4 dental implants. This means replacing an entire arch of your teeth using four implants and a set of implant retained dentures.
Advantages of all-on-4 dental implants
All-on-4 dental implants have significant advantages to dentures alone. Firstly, patients who replace all of their teeth following tooth loss with all-on-4 are able to eat properly which they may not have been able to as a result of tooth loss. When you have a full set of implant retained dentures they restore the function of the mouth completely so you are able to bite into apples, chew steak and eat and drink as you like.
All-on-4 is an amazing alternative to dentures alone because they are permanent. They are installed into the jawbone providing a very solid base to which your dentures will be fixed. They also feel very strong, and unlike traditional dentures there is no chance of them slipping out of your mouth or even getting misplaced! The dental implants are simple to maintain. You are able to follow a full dental hygiene routine including brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly. The dental implants will be positioned accordingly so that they are easy to clean.
It is also important to remember that not every all-on-four implant procedure is the same, some people may need 6 implants to replace their missing teeth and you will receive an individually tailored treatment plan to help you. Whether you have 4 implants or a single implant the healing period is the same and it will take 4 to 6 months for the process to be complete. Once you have replaced your missing teeth it will boost your self-confidence and your self-esteem and it will have a positive impact on all aspects of your life. Speak to your dentist and find out more about dental implants and how you can replace all of your teeth with all-on-four implants.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.