If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth and you’re interested in restoring your smile in Upper St. Clair, PA, you may be wondering if All-On-4 dental implants are a good option. The answer is “yes!” If you’ve experienced tooth loss and want a smile that looks great, feels natural, and will last a lifetime, All-On-4 is a great choice. Read on to learn more, and to find out if All-On-4 from South Hills Dental Arts is right for you.
What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?
All-On-4 dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants in many ways. Just like traditional dental implants, they are made from titanium, and are surgically implanted into your gums and jaw bone. Then, they heal and bond with your mouth, and can be used to support false teeth.
But unlike traditional implants, All-On-4 dental implants use a special type of dental implants that are implanted deeply into your jaw bone. This provides them with enhanced stability, and means that only four implants are required to support a full row of teeth. That’s where the term “All-On-4” comes from.
Because of the special type of dental implants used for All-On-4, you may still qualify for treatment even if you’ve suffered from bone loss after losing your teeth, and it’s often possible to place your implants and attach a set of teeth in just one appointment.
Are All-On-4 Dental Implants Worth It?
Yes. While they are a big investment, All-On-4 dental implants are totally worth it if you’re suffering from extensive tooth loss. With All-On-4, you can completely transform your smile, and replace your upper, lower, or both rows of teeth with fixed implant-supported dental bridges.
Your new smile will look and feel natural and require minimal maintenance. And with your new teeth, you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods again, speak clearly, and smile with confidence.
What Do All-On-4 Implants Feel Like?
While All-On-4 implants don’t feel exactly like natural teeth, they feel much more similar to natural teeth than alternatives like traditional dentures. This is because your new All-On-4 implants will be anchored deeply into your jaw bone. This means your new teeth will never shift or move, and will feel much more natural when you chew, bite, and speak.
Still, it will take some time to get used to All-On-4 implants, and your mouth may feel a little bit strange at first. But as you eat, chew, and speak with your new smile, you’ll get used to how your teeth feel. Eventually, you may even forget that you have “false” teeth!
Are All-On-4 Implants Permanent?
Yes. Your new All-On-4 implants will likely last 30+ years with proper care, so you’ll be able to enjoy decades of healthy smiles.
However, it’s important to note that while the implants can last 30+ years, your false teeth may require replacement more often. On average, All-On-4 bridges last about 10 years before they need to be replaced.
Ready To Explore All-On-4? Contact South Hills Dental Arts Today!
If you’ve lost most of your teeth and want to explore your options for a new smile, All-On-4 dental implants from Dr. Curtis Crandall may be right for you. Contact us online to schedule a consultation at one of our Pittsburgh dental offices, find out if you’re a candidate, and see how the team at South Hills Dental Arts can help you get your smile back.