Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN
Significant tooth loss has a major impact on your lifestyle. Your food choice is limited because you’ve lost most—or all—of your chewing ability. Nutrition is usually affected. You may have isolated yourself from friends and family because you are self-conscious about your appearance, or speech issues that have developed as a consequence of your tooth loss. If you’re feeling alone because of your tooth loss, Devine Dentistry wants to assure you that you’re not the only person living with this problem. According to data assimilated by the American Academy of Prosthodontists, there are 40 million people in the United States who have lost all their natural teeth. Now for the good news… you can restore your smile in a single day through the All-on-4 treatment.
How does All-on-4 work?
The All-on-4 treatment consists of a full dental arch of replacement teeth, which is supported in the mouth by four implants placed at strategic locations. Rather than a traditional dental implant, which entails having the implant screw inserted surgically into the jawbone and waiting several months for the implant to fuse with the bone, the All-on-4 treatment can be completed in a single day. How is this possible? Because the implants that anchor your new replacement teeth typically are placed in the frontal portion of the jawbone, which has a greater density. The final results are similar to standard dental implants. Your replacement teeth look and feel like normal healthy teeth, and because they are anchored in the mouth, they won’t slip and shift like dentures. And you can forget about that glass on the bedside for your dentures. To care for your All-on-4 implant system, you can just brush and floss like you would with real teeth, although when flossing you should take special care to floss under the arch of replacement teeth, as well as in the area around the implant posts, where plaque and bacteria can accumulate and lead to gum disease. The replacement teeth also look great; they can be matched to the shape and color of any other natural teeth you still have in your mouth. We also construct your new arch of teeth according to neuromuscular dimensions, often improving your bite while avoiding the sunken-in facial structure that often occurs as a long-term consequence of living with significant tooth loss.
Is All-on-4 right for me?
Also known as “Teeth in a day,” this treatment is recommended for people who already have lost all the teeth on either their upper or lower dental arch, or have had their remaining teeth declared as being “hopeless.” Your medical history and dental health will need to be reviewed before the procedure begins. Generally speaking, patients who have been told they are not good candidates for traditional dental implants because of bone density issues still are viable candidates for the All-on-4 system.
Get teeth in a day in Nashville
To find out more about All-on-4 or any of the other ways we can restore your smile at Devine Dentistry, give us a call at (615) 269-4209 to schedule a consultation if you’re located in the areas of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville, TN.