All on Four Dental Implants
If you have no idea what all on four dental implants are, you’re not alone. By now, most people are aware that dental implants are replacements for lost teeth that are fixed via a minor oral surgery. Over time, the implants fuse with the jawbone and, once the final crown is attached, look and act essentially the same as natural teeth. Dentists and doctors agree that implants are the gold standard in terms of replacing teeth over traditional dentures and bridgework for a number of reasons. Aside from the obvious benefits compared to dentures in terms of appearance and convenience, implants are also the only form of replacement teeth that arrest the dangerous bone loss associated with lost teeth. Of course, if an individual has a large number of teeth to replace, the time and expense involved in replacing an entire row of teeth can be considerable. Fortunately, there is a solution that has provided outstanding results for countless people.
Dr. Joseph Stan, DDS and All on Four Dental Implants
All on four dental implants allow for an entire row of teeth to be replaced by using four implants to anchor an entire row of replacement teeth. Dr. Joseph Stan, DDS understands that few patients have both the time and the money to replace each tooth individually, so he has been at the forefront of using this innovative technique. The result is that patients are able to leave the office with an entire set of temporary prosthetic teeth after a single procedure, while also heading off the many problems associated with severe bone loss. After the mouth has completed healing and the implants have fully fused with the jawbone, the permanent teeth are set by the dentist. From that point forward, the implants will be all but indistinguishable from replacement teeth.
Specifically, all on four implants should look and act exactly the same way as real teeth. Patients can eat the same foods they ate before – including nuts and other hard or crunchy food. Moreover, they can be maintained in exactly the same way as natural teeth, i.e., with daily brushing and flossing and twice yearly dental appointments for cleanings and an examination.
While dentures and bridgework are definitely better than no teeth replacements at all, they are a great deal less convenient and harder to maintain. Moreover, they have no impact on the threat of bone loss. Whether you have already lost your teeth, or have teeth that are seriously compromised and likely to be extracted, Dr. Stan and his team offer implants and full range of other dental services, including full mouth reconstruction.
Getting Started with Dr. Joseph Stan, DDS
Whether you need implants now or are concerned that your teeth may be headed in the wrong direction, Dr. Stan and his entire team look forward to helping you. To get started, contact us today by calling 310-275-8121 or visiting our contact page.