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Does Your Jaw Stay Healthy from All on 4 Implants?

Posted on 4/25/2019 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Does Your Jaw Stay Healthy from All on 4 Implants?Dental implants are a great way to restore teeth that have been lost due to disease or trauma. Like many other things in medicine, the technology used for implants is always changing.

One option people now have for implants is the All on 4 Implants. They offer many benefits, but many people want to know if their jaw will stay healthy with these implants. Are they the right choice?

What are All on 4 Implants?

A dental implant involves the placement of a titanium screw into the jaw bone. Once the implant is in place, a crown attaches to the implant to replace a missing tooth. Traditional implants use a screw for every tooth they replace. Each placement of the screw is a surgical procedure.

The All on 4 implant changes that. Instead of individual implants for each tooth, only 4 implants are put into place on the top and the bottom. A full set of bottom and top teeth attach to the implants. The procedure restores the smile, is less invasive and is effective.

How It Affects Jaw Health

Implants are an improvement over the other options for replacing lost teeth. With dentures, bone loss is a problem. The dentures do not provide the same support to the jaw as natural teeth do. This can result in bone resorption and the loss of bone tissue.

Because the implants function like the natural teeth, they can help prevent the loss of jawbone tissue. The All on 4 implants help maintain the facial structure and improve overall oral health. Because they are less invasive than traditional implants, the recovery time is shorter, and a person can return to their normal oral health routine faster.

Implants are only as effective at improving oral health and maintaining jaw health as the person that gets them. If a person does not provide proper care, they will put the health of their implants and the health of their jaw at risk.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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