Do you like to smile? Most people would say yes, but you may find yourself not smiling if you have missing, broken, or decayed teeth. You shouldn’t have to avoid smiling. Smiling is a mood booster, stress reliever, and a socially universal symbol.
If you find yourself avoiding the natural act of smiling because of the poor condition of your teeth, then dental implants may be the right choice for you.
If you are not familiar with dental implants, you should know that they work by replacing a missing tooth with a natural-looking prosthesis. The process is fairly simple: the implant consists of a medical-grade titanium post and is surgically placed into the jaw bone. A process called osseointegration integrates your natural bone and the implant together over a few weeks. An abutment and a crown complete the procedure and are placed at the same time as the implant, making this an all-inclusive procedure with immediate results. But if you’re oral health is too severe for single (or multiple dental implants) and you need more, your oral surgeon may recommend the All-On-Four procedure as your preferred dental restoration treatment.
You may not be aware that the All-On-Four technique is even an available treatment, but it is a popular solution for those who have multiple teeth issues to result in full-arch restoration. It provides immediate, long-term results for a full set of teeth. While a single dental implant is ideal for replacing one tooth, the All-On-Four replaces all of your upper or lower teeth. Patients benefit from a short surgical procedure and a minimal recovery period that offers secure, aesthetically pleasing results.
So, do you like to smile? You should be able to say yes. You should express yourself comfortably, not worry about a detachable dental prosthesis falling out, and eat the foods you enjoy! All of the simple things that many of us take for granted are certainly something to appreciate. Dental implants are an incredible opportunity that offers a fast and lifelong solution.
We would like to give you something to smile about and are confident we can help you find your best smile with the dental implant treatment plan that’s right for you. Dr. Claussen will provide a full-mouth examination and determine the best treatment plan for you so you can smile with confidence. Please contact our office today to schedule your consultation.