With today’s technology, there are many different options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. For those missing the majority of their teeth, all-on-four implants may be the best decision for you. You can replace your entire smile with just four strategically placed dental implants. Hill Avenue Dental in Spirit Lake, Iowa, is excited to offer you a full dental restoration that will last and be completely natural.
Four Dental Implants
A dental implant is a surgically placed metal screw that replaces the root of your tooth and maintains the function of jaw bone. An implant consists of three different pieces: the post, the abutment, and the crown. Over time, the tissue in your mouth molds around the post, securing it permanently in your jaw bone. When needing to replace multiple teeth or even the majority of your teeth, a dental implant for every tooth is not necessary. Instead, four dental implants and a full arch of prosthetic teeth will be used to restore your smile.
The arch consists of artificial gums and teeth, customized to your desired shade and shape. Each prosthetic tooth is made of porcelain to help give your smile a natural appearance. The arch has 4 clamps on the top to secure it to each of the four dental implants. This creates a stable set of dentures in your mouth. There will be no using dental glue and your mouth will be able to function properly again.
When you come into our office for a consultation, the doctor will first assess the strength of your jaw bone, ensuring that it is strong enough to hold four dental implants and support the arch. The process for a dental implant is extensive, as it is considered a surgical procedure. Once each post is placed into the jaw bone, the mouth will need time to heal before receiving the other parts of the implant. While healing, the arch will be created. This will be done using digital technology to get exact measurements in order to ensure a perfect fit in your mouth. This process will normally last for a couple months, but once complete, you will have a completely new smile.
Benefits of All-On-4
- Improve your confidence in your smile
- Restore your ability to eat and speak with ease
- No foods are limited in your diet with all-on-4
- Eliminate all other oral issues that can come with missing teeth
- Easily practice good oral hygiene
If you are interested in all-on-4 dental implants to drastically change the appearance of your smile, please come into Hill Avenue Dental in Spirit Lake, Iowa. We are eager to serve you and answer all of your questions. We know the value a straight, white smile holds, and we can’t wait to help you achieve it.