The Causes of Tooth Loss
Dental implants are a means to a brand-new smile and a brand-new way of life. What do we mean when we say, “a brand-new way of life?” Patients in need of dental implants have lost one or more of their teeth due to various possible factors. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to:
- poor oral hygiene
- poor dental care
- Periodontal Disease
- gum disease
- cavities, etc.
The Effects of Tooth Loss
Here at Advanced Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we understand that losing one or more teeth can impact more than just a person’s self-esteem. Tooth loss can also affect a person’s daily life, as it alters the way they eat and speak. In addition, patients who are missing most of their teeth experience changes in their face’s physical appearance. The facial muscles begin to sag, creating a caved and sunken look. With that being said, dental implants offer hope and a means to the normalcy that the patient once experienced with their full set of teeth.
Tooth Loss Solution
When it comes to working towards a solution, each patient must be fully aware of their options and educated on what each option entails. At Advanced Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we ensure that each of our patients goes forth with an option they understand and stand by in terms of what they most desire for themselves.
All-On-Four™: Dental Implant Option
Computer Guided. We utilize the latest computer-guided 3-D technology to create the perfect set of teeth for each All-On-Four™ procedure. They are specifically designed for each patient’s mouth.
Same-day Replacement. Thanks to this technology, the patient is able to leave our office with their new teeth on the same day they come in. This same-day replacement aspect is just one perk of the All-On-Four™ procedure.
Minimal Implants. In the past, up to 10 implants were necessary to provide enough strength for a fixed bridge to withhold permanently in the mouth. With the All-On-Four™, only four dental implants placed at an angle are guaranteed to provide the patients with a strong, stable, and durable new smile.
Metal-Free All On Four™
Now that you understand what an All-On-Four™ procedure entails, we would like to educate you about the implants themselves. More often than ever before, patients are inquiring about what material their dental implants are made of. Being that the four implants are permanently inserted inside the gums and into the jaw bone, we understand the need to know.
There are titanium (metal) and Zirconia (non-metal) implants. We are sure to educate our patients about metal-free implants, being that they are the most natural and holistic implant type. They are hypoallergenic, durable, and take nicely to the surrounding bone. They allow for quicker healing and provide a more aesthetic look as the white color of the implant eliminates the possibility of a metal color showing through.
Titanium Dental Implants vs. Metal-Free Dental Implants
Today more than ever before, people have been looking into the most holistic medical treatments and procedures. This demand for the most organic approach has been well-received and thus implemented in the dental world.
Titanium implants have permanently secured the All-On-Four™ fixed bridges to the top and/or bottom arches of the mouth for many years. They effectively do so, leaving each patient with a permanent and long-lasting smile.
Metal-free implants, however, are known to have added benefits. They are made up of a highly durable, white material. In addition to their strength, the hue of the zirconia implant allows for a very aesthetically pleasing look. The white color completely eliminates the unsightliness of metal showing through the teeth. Zirconia implants are also bio-compatible and take well to the surrounding bone. They even promote the growth of the surrounding bone and are guaranteed never to deteriorate!
Our team at Advanced Periodontics & Implant Dentistry has been well-revered and trusted for many years. We are experts in performing All-On-Four™ procedures and look forward to giving you the new, beautiful smile you have always dreamed of. Call us today at (877)830-5689 to make an appointment or book your free consultation online by clicking here.
For all unanswered questions regarding All-On-Four™, visit our All-On-Four™ FAQ page. We hope this helped you in making the best dental decision for you!