Are you suffering with failing teeth? Have you lost some or all of your teeth? If so, implant supported dentures are a viable option for improving your oral function and overall health. Utilizing dental implants with the All-on-4 method, our oral surgeon can restore an entire smile.
Why Teeth Fail
Although teeth can last a lifetime, certain oral conditions and lifestyle factors contribute to tooth loss. The primary cause of tooth loss is gum disease, a condition that up to 80% of the adult population in the U.S. will develop. When gum disease advances, tartar accumulates below the gum line and along the roots of teeth. This causes the gums to recede or pull away from teeth. This coupled with the tartar buildup along the roots causes teeth to become loose. Over time, loose teeth will eventually die or fall out. Teeth may also fail from damage caused by decay or injury. For example, some patients with brittle and worn down teeth due to bruxism (the habitual action of grinding or clenching teeth) may require extractions.
To help protect the structures of the mouth—especially bone—implant supported dentures improve oral function and support the health of jawbones.
How Implant Supported Dentures Restore Oral Health
Losing teeth does more than just affect a patient’s appearance. Patients who have lost teeth often suffer from malnutrition due to the loss of oral function, which limits their dietary choices. Losing teeth also causes bone atrophy as well. To help protect the structures of the mouth—especially bone—implant supported dentures improve oral function and support the health of jawbones.
The All-on-4 method consists of placing strategically located dental implants into the jaw to support an arch of teeth. Dental implants are small cylinders made of titanium that look like a screw. They are embedded into the jaw to support prosthetic teeth. Unlike dentures, which rest on the gums, they provide more support and durability so patients can eat and speak with confidence and ease.
To learn more about the benefits of implant supported dentures, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeons.