Are missing teeth preventing you from smiling? If so, that’s unfortunate, because your smile tells people so much about you, and it’s the first thing people notice. A great smile tells people you’re friendly and approachable. It also makes you feel more self-confident.
In decades gone by, the only solution to missing teeth was bridgework or dentures. That’s not to say that these aren’t still good solutions for some people, but dental implants quite simply are the ultimate means of dealing with missing teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium metal device screw that replaces the root of your original tooth. It is placed in the jawbone, and then an artificial tooth is attached. The implant holds the artificial tooth in place.
At Atrium Family Dental, we strongly recommend All-on-4 dental implants.
The All-on-4 Advantage
Implants in general have significant advantages. In terms of appearance and function, they’re indistinguishable from your own teeth. So, why do we recommend All-on-4 dental implants? The name says it all – no matter how many teeth are missing, you need only four implants to anchor a full set of artificial teeth on either jaw, as opposed to 6, 8, or more with conventional implants.
With All-on-4, you can have a full set of teeth created in a single visit. You’ll get immediate results, and be able to chew comfortably and smile to your heart’s content. You’ll also save money and heal more quickly.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer a variety of benefits.
Dentures and bridgework will improve your appearance, but they won’t stop bone loss in your jaw. It’s this bone loss that causes your facial structure to deteriorate, causing wrinkles around your lips and a sunken facial appearance. With dental implants, there’s no bone loss. You’ll look younger immediately!
Dentures and bridgework can slip, especially when you’re eating. With dental implants, you’ll enjoy all the foods you love without ever having to worry about slipping or sliding.
With dental implants, your teeth are attached to a fixed bridge. It never has to be removed, and you can expect your implants to last for a very long time – in fact, they’ll probably outlast you!
Because dental implants feel and work exactly like natural teeth, you’ll feel more confident when you’re speaking, smiling, and eating. You’ll feel better about yourself and be able to enjoy life to its fullest.
With dental implants, you’re less likely to develop periodontal disease. This is no small benefit, because periodontal disease (also referred to as “gum disease) has been linked to health problems like strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic health issues.
All you have to do in order to keep your implants in good condition is brush and floss regularly. Of course you should also visit Dr. Sudman for regular checkups, and see us for periodic cleanings.
A Final Word About All-on-4
The benefits described above apply to all dental implants. With the additional All-on-4 benefits we’ve described, you can see why it’s the better solution.
Come and See Us
Dr. Sudman and the implant team at Atrium Family dental have placed many All-on-4 implants, with consistent success. Contact us to find out how to improve your smile and enjoy better dental health with All-on-4 dental implants. You can reach us at 815-462-9990 to book a consultation, or use the form on our Request Appointment page. Let’s get to work on your smile!
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