When you lose natural teeth, this could lead to a loss of mass and density in your jaw, so you appear older and develop major complications with eating and speech. To preserve your arch, we could support a set of dentures with dental implants. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons talk about full arch restoration and All-On-Four.
The Dangers of Your Advanced Tooth Loss
When you lose several of your teeth, this could lead to misalignment, trouble speaking clearly, and also severely limit your meal options and nutritional intake. However, the most severe complication is the fact that the body suspends the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jaw. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue loses mass and density, gradually breaking down. You lose additional teeth and develop a prematurely aged appearance! But with dental implants, we can prevent these complications and preserve the strength, density, and appearance of your smile.
How Dental Implants Preserve Jawbone Structure
Dental implants are composed of three main parts. The implant portion is a post made from titanium, which is biocompatible and accepted by the body as natural root structure. The abutment is then connected to the post, and provides structure to attach the restoration for an individual one, or a portion of a prosthetic if you have advanced tooth loss. Once we insert the post into the jaw, the body accepts it as natural root structure, and resumes the flow of calcium and phosphates to the smile. Not only does your new tooth last for decades, but you avoid further tooth loss and maintain your youthful features.
The All-On-Four Process
To preserve your arch following major toothy loss, we could use All-On-Four. Our team will first gently remove the last few teeth and then use detailed digital x-rays to plan the placement of just four posts per arch. These are designed to stimulate the growth of bone tissue and support a denture. In the same visit, we then attach the abutments and connect your custom denture, so you leave with a full smile after a single sitting. The All-On-Four process provides a complete smile and restores function, and also preserves your arch to keep you from developing prematurely aged appearance. You can smile with confidence for many years to come!
If you have any questions about full arch restorations with the All-On-Four process, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Preserving Your Arch?
We would like to help safeguard your smile and avoid the complications of tooth loss. To learn more about using dentures to obtain a complete and beautiful smile in one visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.