How dental implants can improve your health
Restorative dental for a functional, healthy smile
Your teeth play an important role in your overall health. They enable you to eat and speak with ease, and can impact your self-esteem. However, when things go wrong with your teeth due to decay or infection it can wreak havoc on not only your well-being, but your wallet.
In 2016-2017, Australians spent over $10.2 billion fixing their teeth through a wide range of dental procedures. A great deal of that spending went towards common solutions like dentures and dental fillings – proving effective in the short-medium term, before the need for maintenance or replacements.
Dental implants have come a long way since they first began. The modernisation of restorative dental has led to the creation of dental implants known as ‘All-on-4’. All-on-4 dental implants are superior to traditional forms of dental implants and are improving the lives and overall health of every day Australians. That is why we are providing the All-on-4 dental implants at our dentist clinic in Point Cook.
What are dental implants?
A Dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is integrated into your jawbone that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. After the root is inserted into your jawbone, the crown attached to the root and is aesthetically matched to your other teeth.
There are two types of dental implants:
- Endosteal implants: these implants are placed on your jawbone and are made of titanium. They are shaped like small screws and are the most common type of implant.
- Subperiosteal implants: these implants are placed under your gum but on, or above, your jawbone. This implant may be used in patients who do not have enough healthy and natural jawbone
How are All-on-4 dental implants different from traditional solutions?
All-on-4 are a cosmetic, functional solution for patients suffering with broken or decayed teeth. They’re also great for patients who are tired of dealing with loose, bulky, or uncomfortable dentures.
The procedure does not require bone grating, which means minimal downtime and have a 98% success rate.
Traditional implants typically involve six to eight sets of tooth implants. Extensive bone graft is needed, which leads to a twelve-month healing period, leaving patients vulnerable to infection.
All-on-4 places two parallel front implants and two parallel back implants in your jawbone, tilted at 45 degrees. This method supports your entire jaw, protecting it from jawbone deficiencies that occur after you lose your teeth. From there, your new teeth are placed a few days later within 1-3 days.
Unlike traditional dental implants, the All-on-4 dental implants are not bulky or uncomfortable. By securing the implants deep in your jawbone, the implants feel like natural teeth and will not slip and fall.
Four ways the All-on-4 dental implants in Melbourne can improve your overall health
Dealing with poor teeth and traditional implants can damage your overall health by causing financial stress and emotional stress. Unlike traditional dental implants and dental procedures, the All-on-4 dental implants improve your overall health within 1-3 days.
The All-on-4 dental implants restores your confidence and your quality of life
Do you think twice before taking a bite of food? Is the time you spend with your loved ones tainted with stress because you worry about how you will look if you laugh or smile? Do you dread wearing your dentures?
The All-on-4 dental implants give you the happy and care-free life you deserve. You can eat what you want without the fear of tooth sensitivity or pain, smile and laugh without thinking about your teeth, and have a permanent solution and comfortable alternative to dentures.
The implants do not require extensive maintenance
Unlike traditional implants and dentures, the All-on-4 dental implants are permanent and stay in place because they are secured deep in your jawbone. This means they will not shift, loosen or cause you additional stress and financial pressure to maintain. Once a year, your dentist will unscrew the prosthesis to ensure your teeth and jaw tissue are healthy.
Oral hygiene is easy with the All-on-4 dental implants
Daily oral hygiene is important with dental implants. The All-on-4 dental implants are easy to maintain because they look, feel, and act like your natural teeth. Caring for and maintaining traditional dental implants can be tricky because you need to learn new cleaning techniques and foster new habits to ensure they remain in good condition. You do not need to do this with your All-on-4 dental implants.
Unlike dentures, the All-on-4 implants remain in position because of their secure placement in your jawbone. So, caring for them feels like you are caring for your natural teeth. You will need to brush your teeth regularly with toothpaste and use mouthwash whenever you want to.
You will need to take some extra care with flossing, so you do not hurt your gum. Your dentist will show you how to do this.
The implants eliminate health issues associated with missing teeth and weak teeth
Missing teeth and weak teeth are more than a vanity issue; they can quickly lead to ill health such as Periodontal Disease (it has been linked to strokes, heart attacks and diabetes) and even mouth cancer. This is because the bacteria in your mouth can easily enter your bloodstream and cause inflammation and infection to where it spreads.
The All-on-4 dental implants restore your mouth to a healthier and natural state. When combined with healthy oral hygiene the implants can eliminate the health issues that result from damaged and missing teeth.
Who is suitable for All-on-4?
The All-on-4 procedure is suitable for patients who want to replace all their teeth or who have struggled with dental treatment for years with no results.
The procedure is right for you if you:
- Are missing all of your teeth or have lost most of them
- Have advanced gum disease and loose teeth
- Hate wearing dentures or are tired of your ill-fitting and unstable dentures
- Worried about your suitability for implants due to insufficient bone in your jaw
If you have further questions about your suitability for the procedure, we offer a free complimentary consultation.
All-on-4: Debbie’s story
After having extensive dental treatment for years that failed time and time again, Debbie reached breaking point. She wanted a long-term fixed solution that would improve her overall health and give her the life she wanted. Here is what she had to say after we installed her All-on-4 dental implants.
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Get your All-on-4 dental implants with a dentist in Point Cook
Dentist clinics in Melbourne offer a range of dental implants to their patients. At The Point Dental, we know that the All-on-4 dental implants are the superior alternative to traditional dental implants because of their health benefits and life changing results. This is why our dedicated team of dentists in Point Cook are ready to answer all your questions about the dental implants and help you change your life.
To see if you are suitable for the All-on-4 dental implants, or if you would like to learn more about the procedure, call our friendly team today on [phone] or complete our online booking form to book your free consultation.