Why is it important to replace missing teeth?
Missing teeth can not only be an embarassment but they can also contribute to other dental health problems. To maintain good oral health and quality of life, patients should see their general dentist to discuss options for replacing teeth. For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, all on 4 dental implants, also known as implant supported dentures, is a treatment option that will secure replacement teeth more effectively and efficiently.
What are all on 4 implants?
To first understand what an "all on 4" is, you need to know what a dental implant is. A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed in the jaw bone and acts as an artificial tooth root. Once the implant bonds with natural bone, it become a sturdy base for one or more artificial teeth, whether crowns or a denture.
All on 4 uses a set of four dental implants that are inserted into the jaw to attach to a full set of new teeth (denture), upper or lower, permanently into the mouth. The advantages over traditional dentures are many:
The sooner the better:
Because patients who are missing teeth risk developing gum recession, bone loss and other oral health concerns, consulting your dentist in Fort Lauderdale to discuss options for replacement is important. By investing in your oral health, you are also investing in your overall health and well-being. Call the office of Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle, conveniently located at 2480 E. Commercial Blvd, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to schedule a consultation to discuss if all on 4 implants, or implant supported dentures, are right for you. Call today: 954-928-1666