Losing teeth is one of the realities of life as we age. No matter the cause of missing teeth, many patients who have lost teeth feel uncomfortable and embarrassed about their smile. There are many solutions for replacing teeth, and All-On-4® dental implants are just one of the treatment options available to you at the dental office of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA. Your dentist will discuss with you the different implant options to determine which treatment is the best fit for you and your individual oral needs.
All-On-4® Dental Implants can replace an entire upper, lower, or both sets of teeth. They function as a permanent alternative to dentures, whose removability enables them to become uncomfortable if not properly affixed to your gums.
Conventional dental implants usually use one titanium screw and a crown to give the appearance of a natural tooth. All-On-4® dental implants lower the complexity of the procedure when a full set of teeth are missing. As the more modern implant on the market,
With All-On-4® dental implants, only four small titanium screws are inserted into your jawbone. Then, our West Palm Beach dentist will place a permanent denture over the four screws to give the appearance of natural teeth. Titanium is used in dental implants for its ability to fuse to the jawbone and therefore provide structure and strength to the entire jaw.
The benefits of All-On-4® dental implants are extensive. With only one surgery, you can restore your smile. Unlike dentures, these implants are permanently anchored into your jaw, so they cannot move around or cause the same problems as loosened dentures. If one does not replace teeth, the integrity of the jaw could be compromised. When no implants are installed, shifting could occur and weaken your facial structure and cause your face to look aged and weathered before its time.
All-On-4® dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. If you have any questions about All-On-4® dental implants, traditional dental implants, alternative ways of replacing teeth, or you are ready to schedule an appointment, call the office of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA, today.