When you suffer from advanced tooth loss, this could leave behind major gaps in your smile and complicate how you eat and speak. Without treatment, you risk the loss of mass and density in your smile. To offer a complete smile in only one visit, your Katy, TX, dentist could prescribe All-On-Four dental implant dentures.
The Dangers of Advanced Tooth Loss
When you lose most of your teeth, this could cause you to develop trouble speaking clearly, and severely limit your meal options. Your overall health suffers as a result of a limited nutritional intake. You may also feel self-conscious, and avoid social interactions, which further harms your overall quality of life. As your body registers the missing tooth roots, it will suspend the flow of calcium and phosphates to the jaw. Without these, the jawbone breaks down, which means not only further tooth loss, but a prematurely older appearance too. But we can help prevent these complications by addressing your tooth loss with All-On-Four implant dentures.
The Benefits of All-On-Four
Typically, severe tooth loss and a weakened jaw means you must first undergo oral surgery to ensure your smile can support multiple dental implants. Since traditional implant dentures need between six and eight posts per arch, this could mean the need for jawbone grafting or sinus lifts. But since All-On-Four uses only four specially placed posts, this could mean even a weakened jawbone can support your new smile. Once the posts are surgically inserted into the jaw at specific angles and positions, this can support new dentures and also stimulate the growth of jawbone structure to prevent further breakdown. You preserve your youthful features and support a new smile!
Completing Your New Smile
In the same visit, we will attach abutments to the four posts and then connect your custom-made denture to them. Your prosthetics will be created from lifelike porcelain materials and shaded to ensure a natural appearance. No need to wait months in between implant placement and the attachment of your prosthetics, as we can complete the entire process in only one visit. You will be able to eat your favorite foods again, and smile with confidence. Unlike removable options, which require replacement every few years, these can last for decades, possibly even a lifetime.
If you have any questions about the benefits of All-On-Four, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to help you obtain a complete and beautiful smile again, in only one visit!
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Offers Care for Total Tooth Loss
We can offer a durable and lifelike dental prosthetic. For more information on our fixed dentures, then call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.