Losing a single tooth can create several new challenges in your daily life; however, losing all your teeth can be devastating. Not only was your confidence lost along with your teeth but also your ability to chew many foods. Not to mention, speaking is more difficult, and you appear older than your true age. You do not need to live with the changes. As an implant dentist, Dr. Kenneth O. Gasper II can help you replace all your missing teeth in one day with All-On-4 dental implants in Colorado Springs.
A traditional denture is the most common treatment to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. The custom-made acrylic base is held to the gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Although there have been several improvements to promote their fit and function, there will always be some limitations.
All-On-4 allows you to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth while resolving the common complaints of traditional dentures. Your denture is secured to your jawbone using 4 implant posts. You will never need to worry about any slipping or irritation again.
If you have lost all your teeth on one or both arches, you may be a candidate for All-On-4. The long-term success of dental implants relies on your body’s ability to support the posts through proper healing and remaining infection-free. Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you are a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Gasper performs an extensive consultation to ensure they are the right choice for you.
Using dental implants to anchor your denture allows you to enjoy a variety of benefits that are not possible using the traditional treatment. The implant posts serve as new tooth roots. This stimulates your jawbone to encourage new bone growth. Your bone will fuse to the posts, allowing them to potentially remain in place forever. In addition, you will also enjoy:
Traditional dental implants require a multi-phased treatment process that can take several months to complete. All-On-4 provides a simpler approach. 4 implant posts are strategically placed into the thickest parts of your jawbone. This can eliminate the need for bone grafting to save time and money.
Often, you can be fitted with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you do not need to go without your teeth while you heal. Overall, All-On-4 provides a convenient and cost-effective option to rebuild your smile.
If you are ready to enjoy the stability of dental implants, contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation for All-On-4.