There are serious health risks associated with tooth loss. Removable dentures can provide temporary aesthetics, but the issue stems from the voids left by missing natural teeth.
Natural teeth consist of a root (below the gums in the jaw bone) and a crown (the part of the tooth you see). When a tooth is lost, there is nothing present to interact with the bone in your jaw. Over time, the bone will begin to recede. This bone loss occurs because the bone is not receiving the stimulation required to stay healthy. Solutions like dentures address the issue of the missing crown of the teeth, but if left untreated, individuals can experienced a collapsed jaw in extreme cases.
With All On 4, we place dental implants into your jaw to affix a full arch of permanent dentures. These dental implants act the same way the root of a natural tooth would, providing structural support and interacting with your jaw bone to halt bone loss.