It’s normal to lose some of your teeth, especially as you grow older, but the good news is that there are plenty of tooth replacement solutions available for you to choose from, like All on Four dental implants in Orlando. Replacing missing teeth is paramount because not only does tooth loss affect your self-esteem, but it also interferes with your ability to speak and chew, and this can significantly impact your quality of life.
With dental implants, you can regain your self-confidence and experience a boost in your oral health and function. You can choose between traditional dental implants and All-on-4® dental implants. What makes these two different?
Traditional dental implants are designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Conventional dental implants may be combined with other dental restorations like dentures for a complete set of teeth, bridges for multiple teeth, and crowns for replacing individual teeth.
Compared to All-on-4® dental treatment, traditional implants take longer, especially for people who require bone grafting and sinus augmentation to restructure the jawbone. After bone grafting surgery or sinus augmentation, your oral surgeon will allow your jawbone to heal before embedding the implants. The healing time can take several weeks up to months to fully heal.
All-on-4® dental implants are a special type of implant that utilizes four implant posts designed to support either the upper or lower arch of dentures. If you lose both upper and lower arches, you’ll need eight dental implants. Traditional dental implants require six metal posts per arch which means if you need to support both lower and upper arch, you’ll need a total of 12 implants. Generally, you’ll need fewer implants if you use the All-on-4® system.
Both types of implants offer excellent results in restoring your smile and oral function following tooth loss. Ultimately, the kind of treatment that will suit you best will depend on your individual needs.
At Altamonte Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we will work closely with you to create a customized treatment plan based on your problem, whether cosmetic dentistry or a complete mouth restoration. Our goal is to enhance your overall health and the appearance of your smile. Contact us today to learn more.
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