All-on-4® Dental Implants in Houston TX
Houston, you do not have to suffer from tooth loss
Living in the contemporary world has different advantages. One of benefits, from a dental standpoint, is the ability to live without the stigma and difficulties associated with tooth loss. According to the Periodontic Association of America, over 175 million people of all ages have lost one or more teeth, and this figure is anticipated to rise in the future. This has fueled expansion in the replacement tooth market as well as the revolution of dental implants. Implants are a method of obtaining the most natural-looking and behaved replacement teeth possible. The usual implant process, on the other hand, is not always physically feasible or convenient. The All-on-4® technique may be a preferable option in this case.
What exactly are All-on-4® Dental Implants?
All-on-4® dental implants is a minimally invasive method of inserting four implants to support a whole arch (upper or lower) of fixed non-removable replacement teeth. All-on-4® gives you a full set of teeth without requiring many procedures and replacements to place a full set of implants in your mouth. The best part about All-on-4® is that we can usually perform the operation in our office in one appointment under local anaesthetic. This is a fantastic advancement for our Houston patients who have lost all of their teeth or may need to have the remaining teeth taken owing to deterioration. It allows them to have a full set of teeth without having several surgeries. Simultaneously, this technology provides patients with teeth that look and function like natural teeth.
Who Should Receive in All-on-4® Dental Implants?
The short answer is that dental implants will help everyone who has lost teeth and wants a permanent, good-looking set of replacement teeth. By replacing teeth with implants over removable dentures, the All-on-4® systems allow people to live a full and healthy lifestyle. Someone who already wears dentures or is missing many teeth is a great candidate for All-on-4® implants. Furthermore, this is an excellent surgery for someone who has the bone density to sustain a full set of individual implants, the time to have individual implants placed, or the financial means to pay for them. The All-on-4® treatment at our Houston office is both faster and less expensive.
How are All-on-4® Dental Implants better than Dentures?
There are a few ways that All-on-4® implants outperform dentures. Patients wash their All-on-4® implants on a daily basis, just like they do their natural teeth. The implants also function in the same way that natural teeth do, so the patient does not need to be concerned about what he or she eats. Patients do not have to remove All-on-4® implants when eating or cleaning their teeth, and there are no painful wires or brackets to hold the implants in place. Even more importantly for patients, dental implants enable anyone to eat whatever they want. You don’t have to be concerned about hot or cold temperatures affecting your dentures. You may also bite down with up to 70% more force, allowing you to eat the foods you enjoy. Finally, All-on-4® implants are designed to look exactly like natural teeth. Nobody will notice that you are wearing a dental prosthetic. From the standpoint of oral health, it is vital to highlight that having All-on-4® implants will prevent bone degeneration in the jawbone and ultimately restore your facial features by resisting resorption. The resorption process involves the implants activating the jaw in order to send a message to the body that the jaw is once again supporting teeth. Resorption will assist the jawbone in regaining some of the bulk that it has previously lost. As a result, many of our patients who visit our office see a difference in their facial shape.
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The Success of the All-on-4® Procedure in Our Houston Dental Office
The Oral and Maxillofacial Associates state that All-on-4® implants have a success rate of 98 percent. With All-on-4® implants, patients have a 98 percent probability of leaving our Houston offices with a perfect set of teeth that are permanently attached to your jawbone. To discuss how successful the procedure may be for you, call us today.
The Process of Getting All-on-4® Dental Implants at Northwest Houston Prosthodontics
Typically, the surgery takes approximately two hours and 30 minutes per arch. We can install your All-on-4® implants on your upper, lower, or both arches at the same time. While a prosthodontic specialist may make the process look easy, the surgery is a complex procedure that we can complete at an efficient pace. The process of getting All-on-4® implants can be laid out in four steps:
- The first step: A detailed examination where we will look at your records, existing conditions, whether you have a denture, what your facial structure needs are, and any other factors that may come into play when placing your implants.
- The second step: Typically involves scans and 3D pictures of the mouth and jawbone. The scans include the positions of the replacement teeth, while also giving us critical information about where the bone sinuses and nerves are located for the implants.
- The third step: Involves creating a computer simulation of the implants, which we digitally position into the jawbone at the appropriate location to give you the most support from your replacement teeth. We can adjust the implants as need be and fabricate your new set of teeth for your needs.
- The fourth step: Finally, the most important step is the oral surgery. During surgery, we will provide you with anesthesia and then place the implants directly into your jawbone to secure your new set of teeth in place.
If you live in Houston, TX and are ready to transform your smile with All-on-4® Dental Implants, visit the Center of Dental Implants and Prosthodontics Excellence today and let Dr. Koutrach and his team help you with your new smile.