All-On-4 Dental Implants
Whether you have lost your teeth and wear dentures, or you need to have your remaining teeth pulled, imagine walking into John Workman, DDS in the morning and walking out a little later showing off your brand new smile.
Wait! They’re not dentures, they’re solid and stable in your mouth. They don’t shift around. And, they don’t look fake like dentures. These teeth are not removable and need to be brushed just like real teeth. Your new teeth chomp through crunchy vegetables like nothing. And, they slice through steaks like a Ginsu knife. These are teeth you’ll fall in love with. If you are reading this article, you probably already know what a challenge it can be to wear dentures. Of course, dentures are better than going completely without teeth, however, they leave a lot to be desired.
It should be noted right up front that wearing dentures will not quell the continual receding of the jawbone’s density and volume. Your bone structure goes on resorbing due to a lack of physical stress being applied directly to the jawbone.
Have you ever broken a leg? Within days, the doctor will have that leg in a walking cast. That makes the leg bone experience stress and pressure to the leg bone and makes it grow stronger and faster. Bone grows denser and stronger by responding to stress.
Dentures rest on the gums and not directly on the bone. Feeling no stress, the bone “decides” that it’s not needed any longer and simply fades away. Ah… the fickle jawbone. When your jawbone shrinks, it pulls your nose and chin to fall closer together. Eventually, you end up with Facial Collapse Syndrome which prematurely ages your appearance and makes your jaw more fragile.
Of course, there are other disadvantages to wearing dentures:
- Remember pressing a cool spoonful of Jello against the roof of your mouth as a child? You can’t feel that with an upper denture.
- Remember clipping off the last juicy kernels of corn-on-the-cob? Dentures can slide around too much for that.
- Dentures might cause open sores in your mouth because they don’t fit well and they rub on your gums.
- Dentures can increase your saliva production and make you drool.
- And, every night, there’s the messy cleanup.
Wouldn’t it be super to brush your teeth again? YOUR teeth in YOUR mouth. Then, go to bed with YOUR teeth and wake up with YOUR teeth. Come home to a steak dinner that you easily chew with YOUR teeth. And, do that again tomorrow and the next day and so on. In fact, you would never have to take YOUR teeth out of your mouth again!
How is this possible? Using a remarkable, new, and less costly, technology called “All-On-4 Dental Implants,” Dr. Workman can use fewer dental implants to anchor a complete set of teeth into your mouth – permanently! Because of a breakthrough in bio-engineering, the four (sometimes six) dental implants become far stronger and can withstand much more force and torque than traditional implants. The result? Permanently anchored teeth that actually, honestly and truly feel and function like real teeth – YOUR real teeth.
What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a small, titanium screw with a rough surface that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. Dental implants are made of titanium, which has the unique ability to fuse with living bone. Titanium is, so far as we know, the only substance on Earth that is able to do this. On a microscopic scale, your jaw’s bone cells grow into, around and through the roughness and imperfections on the surface of the screw, essentially becoming one with the metal. Once the fusion is complete, the dental implant can be used to anchor a single porcelain crown, or a two-to-four tooth porcelain bridge, or for temporarily snapping dentures into place for the day. With traditional implants, you would have had to wait three to six months for the bone and titanium to fully fuse before restorative teeth could be attached to the implant. However, with All-On-Four Dental Implants, the revolutionary bio-engineering technique permits Dr. Workman to usually attach your replacement teeth THAT SAME DAY!