Fremont area dentists restore missing teeth with implant dentistry
- Kevin W.
Tooth loss is something that affects millions. In decades past, most patients had to choose between bridges or dentures as their dental restoration. Dentures are not always the most comfortable choice. They rest on top of the gums and many patients say like they do not feel or function like normal teeth. This can be bothersome and dramatically affect your quality of life. Today, patients can achieve a completely functioning and natural looking restoration that extends all the way to the root with implant dentistry.
Dental implants are quickly becoming one of the most widely sought after restorations for missing teeth. They are a great way for patients to have teeth that look and function like their natural teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
All-on-4 dental implants involve the placement of four dental implants. Implants are surgically placed artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, the implants fuse with the jawbone and become part of the existing supportive structure for the teeth. The implants can then be topped with dentures that are snapped into the new roots, preventing them from sliding around.
All-on-4 dental implants are usually completed in one appointment, allowing you to walk out of our office with a brand new smile. They are an ideal solution for current denture wearers who are unhappy with them, those with failing teeth, or those looking to replace a full arch of teeth (lower and/or upper). The All-on-4 procedure allows us to use fewer implants for a complete restoration, cutting down on costs and healing time. Traditional implants may require as many as eight implants per arch, which can result in months or years of healing time.
Replacing missing teeth is important for overall oral health. When left untreated, patients are at an increased risk for gum disease. Gum disease has been connected with other health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. If you are missing teeth, let the Center for Implant Dentistry in Fremont help you restore your confidence, health, and your smile. Call us today at (510) 338-4490 for a consultation.