Missing teeth can cause you to have an “old person” smile and the loss of bone after tooth loss can make this look even worse. Fortunately, thanks to the implants, you can have a firm, complete and youthful smile that is both aesthetically pleasing as well as being structural and functional.
Dental implants act like artificial tooth roots. That is, the jaw bone can form a strong bond with the titanium surface of the implant, and the implant is placed on the patient’s jaw like a real tooth. Prosthesis not only supports a prosthetic restoration, but it also helps stabilize the jaw bone, which prevents bone loss that causes an early aging appearance.
The procedure called All-on-4 may be a perfect and lifelike treatment solution for patients who are completely toothless. In this treatment procedure, the periodontist places only four dental implants into the jaw to secure the entire prosthetic arch.
These four dental implants are placed toward the front of the jaw, where the bone is thicker and the erosion proceeds progressively. Therefore, even patients with traditional dentures and bone loss may be good candidates for the All-on-4 procedure.
A periodontist with sufficient knowledge and experience in the treatment of problems affecting gums and underlying bone structures is an ideal specialist for implant treatment. This experts can evaluate your bone quality to ensure that it is adequate for implant placement and to increase your chances of long-term success of dental implant treatment. In addition, if any active gum disease is present and needs to be treated before the implant is placed, the periodontist may also perform this treatment.
Patients who have tooth loss due to gum disease should also prefer a periodontist for follow up and treatment in order to prolong the life of their implants. Teeth loss makes you look older than you are. Consider dental implants as a possible solution to restore your smile and regain your youthful appearance. For more information about this treatment option, please feel free to contact our clinic!