The condition of your teeth has a considerable impact on your health and happiness. Denture wearers understand this all too well. Dentures are better than no teeth at all, but they have certain disadvantages. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we offer an alternative to traditional dentures called All on 4 Dental Implants.
As many as 175 million people of all ages have lost one or more of their teeth, and this has proven to be a great motivator for the dental implant industry. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post, resulting in a replacement that looks and functions like a natural tooth.
For people who are missing all of their teeth, dental implants can be used to anchor a full arch of replacement teeth, in either the upper or lower jaw. Known as All-on-4, they consist of four implants that support fixed, non-removable dentures. The implant process is considered minimally invasive.
Stop The Progression
One of the great benefits of implants, whether they’re anchor All-on-4 dentures or for a single tooth, is that they can minimize bone recession. This is a common occurrence in people who are missing a tooth.
All-on-4 dentures give people who have lost all of their teeth a chance to live a full and healthy life with permanent, natural-looking dentures.
Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL provides All-on-4 dentures, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. To find our whether dental implants will work for you, call our office a call to schedule a consultation.