According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and almost 30 million are missing all of their teeth. If you have all of your teeth, you might shrug this off and say, “They can wear dentures, can’t they?” But with missing teeth, there is an invisible problem associated with tooth loss and it’s hiding below your gumline. Bone tissue needs stimulation to keep its strength and health. Wherever your jaw is missing teeth, bone disintegrates. But do not despair. At Dental Illusions, we offer a wonderful and permanent solution to the problem of bone loss and missing teeth. The All-On-Four technique, from your dentist in Houston uses 4 dental implants to support your dentures.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium alloy post that is inserted into the jawbone, taking the place of missing roots. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, improving your appearance, comfort, and self-confidence. Dentists have been working with them for more than thirty years. They’ve become so popular that more than 500,000 dental implants are placed every year.
With the All-On-4 technique, we place four dental implants, and then special dentures snap into place onto the implants. Implant-supported dentures are stable and integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. In many cases, a specially designed denture can be attached to your implants the very same day!
If you’ve been told you don’t have enough jawbone to support an implant, don’t despair! Because the All-On-Four solution uses only 4 dental implants, your dentist in Houston can place them where the bone is healthiest. For those with significant bone loss, All-On-Four might be the perfect choice for your tooth replacement needs, without the need for more-expensive treatments like bone grafts.
- feel unnatural
- need denture adhesive
- can contribute to bone loss
- must be removed at night
- limit your ability to taste food
- reduce the variety of foods you can eat
- reduce your biting force
- become loose, wobbly, and uncomfortable.
All-On-4 Implant-Supported Dentures…
- feel normal
- are secured in place with implants
- slow or prevent bone loss
- let you taste the food you love
- help you eat what you like
- give you the ability to chew with strength and confidence
- fit securely and offer long-term stability.
Want to learn more about how we combine the benefits of All-On-4 in Houston? Curious if it’s the right fit for your smile? Get in touch to book a consultation. We will explore your options, and we’d be glad to answer any questions you have so you can make confident choices for your oral health needs.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Basil Moukarim, your dentist in Houston (77098), and the team at Dental Illusions