ALL-ON-4 IMPLANTS IN Whittier, CA
If you’re fully edentulous, you may like the idea of investing in implant-retained dentures but cringe at the cost estimate.
Thankfully, innovations in dental replacement options have made an exciting new alternative available: All-on-4 dental implants. The technique involves implanting four implants into the bone and using them to anchor your dentures.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a replacement for a lost tooth. When a tooth is extracted, it leaves a space above and below the gumline. If the missing tooth is not replaced, the adjacent teeth will start to shift, which can cause:
- Bite misalignment
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Jaw discomfort
- TMJ disorder
Additionally, the bone will start to recede because the teeth act as an anchor.
An implant acts like a real tooth. The implant screw is placed into the bone and serves as the root of the tooth. A dental crown fits over the implant abutment. Once in place, an implant looks, feels, and functions like a real tooth. It helps keep the gums, bone, and adjacent teeth healthy. Plus, it makes eating much easier, too.