Replacing missing teeth is important, and dental implants offer a permanent solution. Christine A. Fink, DDS, and the team at Trinity Dental Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, offer the very latest in implant dentistry. If you’d like to explore this option in greater detail, call the office to schedule a visit or book online in just a few clicks.
When most people think about missing teeth, it’s the aesthetic implications that come to mind. While there’s no denying that missing teeth make it hard to feel confident about the appearance of your smile, there are also serious dental health issues at play.
Each natural tooth anchors into the underlying bone tissue. Any time you bite down or chew, you stimulate the underlying bone, keeping it healthy and strong. Losing a tooth means you also lose that constant stimulation.
Your bone can begin to wear away in a process called resorption. This weakens the connection between nearby teeth and bone, potentially causing additional tooth loss. The lower portion of your face can begin to take on a sunken, hollowed-out appearance as bone loss progresses.
Dental implants are an option that permanently replaces one or more missing teeth. Individual implants use an implanted metal post to replace the root portion of the tooth and an artificial crown to replace the visible portion of the tooth.
If you need to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, a system like All-on-4® might be a great fit.
All-on-4 dental implants require only four implanted posts to secure an entire arch of upper or lower crowns. This means even people who don’t have sufficient bone tissue to anchor numerous individual implants can benefit from implant dentistry.
The two front posts go into your jawbone at an angle, making use of the thickest portion of bone. The system creates a secure base for the artificial teeth that restore your smile.
All-on-4 lets you restore your smile without having to go through the individual dental implant process multiple times. It’s also a more affordable approach than replacing all or most of your natural teeth with individual implants.
As compared with a full set of dentures, All-on-4 creates a much more stable and durable bite. There’s no need to worry about your teeth shifting or sliding and no need to remove teeth for dental hygiene routines.
When you’re ready to learn more, call Trinity Dental Care to schedule a personalized consultation. Online booking is also available and offers a fast and easy way to connect with the practice.