There are currently tens of millions of people living without most or all of their original adult teeth; a state referred to as ‘edentulism’. In fact, according to statistics released by the Center for Disease control, the number of edentulous adults in the United States is a staggering 20 million, while another 100 million more have lost between 11 and 15 of their natural teeth to decay and gum disease. The traditional approach to treating edentulism and near-edentulism was to enable patients to be able to eat, speak and smile with a degree of confidence. However, removable dentures, or false teeth as they are colloquially known, go hand-in-hand with a whole suite of challenges and repeated expenses. And these obstacles and struggles can drastically lower one’s self-confidence and overall quality of life. Thankfully, there is a much more sophisticated tooth replacement solution available to patients who are in desperate need of a brand new set of teeth. So what is the comprehensive and long-term solution to multiple missing teeth and rampant tooth loss? All on 4 Implants in Houston, of course!
What are All on 4 Implants in Houston?
All on 4 implants are specially fabricated dental implants that are able to provide immediate support for a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge. The breakthrough protocol behind their placement enables qualified and experienced implant dentists, such as Dr. Wayne Brueggen, to give patients a brand new set of immediately functional teeth that are virtually indistinguishable – in feel and appearance – from natural, healthy teeth. Better yet, All on 4 implants in Houston are capable of achieving this in as little as a single day, with a single surgery, and almost always without the need for lengthy, painful and expensive bone grafting surgery beforehand!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. After all, it is the aim of this four-part article series to investigate in detail the various benefits and advantages offered by All on 4 implants in Houston over traditional teeth replacement solutions and technologies. In this article, the first installment of the series, we shall perform a brief comparison between the results achieved by All on 4 implants and removable dentures.
All on 4 Implants in Houston and Traditional Partial and Full Removable Dentures
The major advantages All on 4 implants have over removable dentures are that they provide patients with a beautiful set of teeth that are fixed in the mouth; in other words, they are non-removable. They cannot move around and will not fall out, which makes eating, speaking and smiling much easier! Furthermore, All on 4 implants in Houston reap full support from the jawbone and not from the underlying gums, as is the case with dentures. This makes the prosthetic dental bridge affixed to the implants feel like a natural set of teeth, which reduces the sense of self-consciousness edentulous and near-edentulous people tend to experience. The bridge also feels far more comfortable and doesn’t damage or compromise the underlying soft tissues. Other benefits of All on 4 implants include:
- They do not harbor food and bacteria, which can cause bad breath,
- They do not impede your ability to taste,
- They do not trigger the gag reflex,
- They are cleaned just like natural teeth,
- They do not incur repeated expenses, such as anesthetic gels, cleaning agents and adhesives.
All on 4 Implants: Stay Tuned…
To find out more about All on 4 implants in Houston and how it offers a comprehensive, sophisticated and long term solution to edentulism and near-edentulism, stay tuned for the second installment of this four-part article series, courtesy of implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen.