Men and women who have been considering different tooth replacement options have likely come across the term “All-on-4” when searching through the world wide web. And chances are, this permanent tooth replacement system has caught your eye for many reasons. With the advancements in today’s dental technology and techniques, dental implants, like the All-on-4 option, have been gaining major momentum over the last few years. The advantages of choosing All-on-4 implants over other options are aplenty, and we’re going to discuss some of them below, so keep reading.
Advantages of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Dr. Scherer offers All-on-4 dental implants to his patients who have several loose or missing teeth. This advanced dental implant technology provides a full mouth restoration for these patients and is permanently secured into the mouth with as few as four dental implants.
Some of the biggest advantages of All-on-4 implants are:
• Their strength
All-on-4 dental implants are stronger than other tooth replacement options because they are made from titanium and are surgically secured directly into the jawbone. This stability means that All-on-4 implants don’t slip and slide around the mouth like other options.
• They are permanent
Because All-on-4 dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone of Dr. Scherer’s patients, they are a permanent tooth replacement system. When cared for properly, they will not have to be replaced. Other options on the market require replacements or adjustments over time for refitting or because of a break in the prosthetic.
• They provide a shorter treatment time for patients
Many patients choose All-on-4 dental implants because the overall treatment time for this tooth replacement system is much shorter than other options. Because bone grafts and other pre-surgeries can be avoided with All-on-4 dental implants, patients can have their implants placed and their new crowns immediately loaded at the same time.
• They provide natural-looking aesthetics
All-on-4 dental implants provide men and women with a beautiful, natural-looking smile! That means you can stop hiding your smile from everyone you meet.
Other Tooth Replacement Options
All-on-4 dental implants are one of the best tooth replacement options on the market today, which is why Dr. Scherer highly recommends them. However, sometimes, patients are not eligible to receive All-on-4 implants, or they simply don’t want them. There are other options on the market patients can consider as well, such as:
• Endosteal and Subperiosteal Dental Implants
Endosteal implants are placed in the jawbone, and subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum line, but on top of the jawbone. These dental implant options can be sued for those who have one missing tooth or for those in need of a whole new set of teeth.
• Immediate Load Dental Implants
Patients of Dr. Scherer, who have sufficient jawbone tissue, can receive immediate load dental implants. These involve the placement of a dental implant and a temporary crown all on the same day.
This is one of the oldest tooth replacement systems on the market. As most people know, they are secured in the mouth with denture paste and sit on top of the gum line. They tend to slip and slide around the mouth and have to be removed and cleaned daily.
• Dental Bridge
Men and women who have a missing tooth with healthy natural teeth on either side can choose a dental bridge for their tooth replacement option. A dental bridge involves a false tooth to replace the missing tooth and is supported by the adjacent teeth. This false tooth sits on top of the gum line and is not a permanent solution.
Call Dr. Scherer at Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center to Discuss Your Tooth Replacement Options
To find out whether or not All-on-4 dental implants are the best choice for your tooth replacement system, call Dr. Scherer today to book your initial appointment.
You can reach a member of his friendly team by calling (630) 364-2888!