- December 15, 2015
All On Four For A Better Life
Welcome back to the Historic Triangle Dental Care blog! We are honored to be your trusted source for dentistry solutions in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Today we want to talk about a difficult topic: when teeth disappear from your smile. We know that losing teeth is never a good thing, in fact it is traumatic as can be, but it’s much more common than you may realize.
Many adults in this country are missing at least one tooth, which is inconvenient and maybe somewhat embarrassing, but losing several or all of your teeth can have a much bigger impact on your quality of life. And that is why we are here.
While we may not be able to give you your own teeth back, we may be able to give you the next best thing: All on Four dental implants. These artificial teeth can change your life forever, for the better!
Living Without Teeth
If you are missing a full arch of teeth, you already know it has changed your life. In some cases, embarrassment prevents patients from seeking dental care. Trust us, we would rather see you while you have some teeth to save then see you when it is too late to help. It is always more costly to wait, too.
the bottom line is that, when you don’t have any teeth, it can change the appearance of your face. As you lose teeth, you lose bone density as well. This can give your face a collapsed appearance and make you appear older than you actually are. Most of us are not going to enjoy that one bit.
As such, this may make you uncomfortable going out in public or even spending time with your family and friends. When you don’t interact with the people you love and care for, it can lead to a sense of isolation. We don’t want you to become disconnected!
But wait, it gets worse! Beyond the emotional impact of missing several teeth, you will have physical consequences to work through as well.
This one might be obvious: when you don’t have teeth, you can’t bite into things, and you can’t chew your healthy, fiber-rich foods. You may be able to stay alive that way, but we can’t imagine you want to spend the rest of your life dining on mashed potatoes, applesauce, and milk shakes. It won’t be good for your health in the long-run.
Fortunately, dental implants from Historic Triangle Dental Care can save you from such a fate.
All On Four Can Improve Your Outlook
These days, dental implants are what is used to replace missing teeth.
Dental implants replace the roots of your teeth. Like your natural roots, your dental implants stimulate the jawbone, and this spurs new growth. This growth keeps your jawbone healthy and prevents bone loss.
To get the full impact of a dental implant, you need to attach something to replace the crowns of your teeth as well. If you were missing one tooth, we would add a dental crown. If you lost three or four teeth, we would recommend a dental bridge.
If you need to replace a full arch of teeth, however, All on Four may be your best option. With All on Four, you can go from having no teeth to having the appearance of a full set of teeth in a day. How nice is that?!
All on Four is just what the name implies. We start by strategically placing four dental implants inside your jawbone. Then, we attach a set of implant-secured dentures to your implants.
Basically, you regain the appearance of all your teeth on four dental implants. Still, All on Four dental implants aren’t just about looks. If that’s all you were interested in, then dentures might be an acceptable option.
The problem with most dentures is that you have significantly less bite force than you did when you had all your teeth. All on Four dental implants give you back both the look of your real teeth and something very close to the function of those teeth as well.
Your dental implants are held securely in place by your jawbone, and that give you significantly more stability than you can expect with other kinds of dentures. With All on Four, you can eat all the foods you love without worrying about your dentures coming loose when you bite or chew.
You will be happy and healthy again in no time!
Take The Next Step!
All on Four dental implants will help you restore the health and appearance of your smile. We hope you will be inspired by this blog post to take the next step.
To learn more and get started, contact our Williamsburg, VA dental office right away. We can’t wait to get to work!