All on 4 (One Day Smile)
When it comes to dealing with tooth loss, the answer used to be dentures. While still used today, dentures can pose several problems for many tooth loss patients. They require a significant amount of effort to maintain. They can slip out of place and rub your gums, leading to painful sores. Over time, as your jaw changes shape, they will no longer fit, becoming uncomfortable and requiring replacement. With advancements in dental technology, implants have become a popular option for replacing missing teeth. Typically, implants can require multiple visits to complete. With All on 4® One Day Smile, the specialists at Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists can expedite the process, giving you back your beautiful smile much quicker.
Is All on 4® One Day Smile Right for me?
Tooth loss is inherently uncomfortable and can reduce the quality of your life tremendously. Missing teeth can make eating and speak naturally difficult, if not impossible. Removable tooth replacement options like dentures can be uncomfortable and difficult to take care of. Here at Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists in Rockwall TX, we are all about advocating for a better, more comfortable life for our patients. We want all of our patients to be happy with their tooth replacement options, which is why we offer dental implants and the All on 4® One Day Smile, also known as the One Day Smile.
If you have experienced extensive tooth loss, All on 4® may be the best tooth replacement option for you. With All on 4®, we are now able to permanently replace full arches of missing teeth with a full arch prosthesis that is supported by only four dental implants. What this means for our fully edentulous patients is they can replace all of the teeth in their mouth with a permanent, dental implant-supported prosthesis for a fraction of the cost of singular dental implant replacement options.
What are People Saying About All on 4® One Day Smile?
Pat suffered from severe bone loss and gingivitis and lost most of her teeth. Because she replaced each missing tooth immediately, she never had to experience life with missing teeth.
The lack of a tooth affected how Daniel could chew foods, only taking small bites. Now, after treatment, Daniel is able to bite, chew and smile with confidence.
What are the Benefits of All on 4® One Day Smile?
There are several benefits involved dental implants and All on 4® One Day Smile:
What is the All on 4® One Day Smile Process?
Many tooth replacement solutions require multiple visits before you get your set of teeth. However, instead of taking several visits before you are given your permanent replacement teeth, this particular treatment allows you to leave the office with fully functional, permanent, teeth.
How is this done exactly? At Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists, we make use of the latest technology to take scans of your mouth, which produce a 3-dimensional image. We then use the image and virtual reality technology to plan your procedure before the day of your surgery. The image can also be used with CAD/CAM technology to create your replacement teeth. This way, the final restoration will be ready and waiting for you once your surgery is completed.
What Role do Dental Implants Play in All on 4® One Day Smile?
Dental implants and implant-supported solutions like All on 4® One Day Smile allow for uncompromising convenience by allowing you to go through your life as if they are your natural teeth.
Dental implants act as replacement teeth
Dental implants consist of small titanium rods, which we are surgically placed into your jawbone. As you heal from surgery, your bone heals and fuses with the rods. Unlike traditional dentures, which are supported directly by your gums, your replacement teeth are supported by the rods. After surgery, you are given a set of temporary teeth and have several follow-up visits, so that your healing progress can be monitored. Once healed, abutments are placed on your implants and impressions are taken, which are used to create your permanent replacement teeth. When the teeth are ready, they are then affixed to the implants.
Dental implants become a part of your mouth
Dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw bone and gradually are integrated into your bone structure through a healing process known as osseointegration. After we place the titanium dental implant post into your jaw bone, we will allow the bone some time to heal. While the bone heals, it will regrow around the screw-shaped dental implant post creating a strong mechanical bond, like the one between the roots of natural teeth and the jaw bone. The result is permanent dental prosthesis that is held in place by the bone in your jaw. These prostheses are durable and able to last a lifetime with proper care, and they are as comfortable as your natural teeth.
Dental implants offer unmatched convenience
We do not have to tell you how inconvenient tooth loss is. Not being able to eat certain foods, always having to compensate for missing teeth while you try to speak properly. Removable tooth replacement options like dentures can be a tremendous hassle as well. Being able to rely on your dental prostheses is an incredibly valuable thing that grants you unmatched freedom. With dental implants supporting your All on 4® One Day Smile solution, you never have to worry about denture adhesives or your dentures slipping when you eat or speak. Instead, you get to talk and eat with confidence every day, effortlessly.
Dental implants allow to you care for your teeth as normal
To take care of your dental implant-supported options, all you have to do is brush them with a normal toothbrush and floss them as you would your real teeth. Like natural teeth, dental implants also require you to visit us at least twice a year for routine examinations and checkups to ensure that your oral health is stable.
Eat Food Again With The All-on-4® Treatment Concept
Here at Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists in Rockwall, TX we want all of our patients to be happy with their oral health situation. We know how hard it is to feel happy about your oral health situation when you have missing teeth, which is why we offer dental implants and the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth, several missing teeth, even a full mouth of missing teeth with permanent, reliable, and extremely useful dental prostheses. One of the biggest hassles that follows tooth loss is eating your favorite foods. With dental implants, you can eat whatever you want the same way you did with your natural teeth.
How missing teeth affects food consumption
When you lose a tooth and do not replace it right away, you will be left with an empty spot where a tooth once was. The ridgeline of your gum will be fully exposed to all of the foods that you eat, meaning food particles can slip between the two teeth neighboring the lost tooth and poke the ridge line of the gums. Your gums, like any fleshy portion of your mouth, are tender and easily irritated. When you try to eat something crunchy, like chips or crackers, the sensation of constantly being poked and prodded by the sharp edges of your food is uncomfortable.
Even one missing tooth can affect eating
A little-known fact about teeth is that they are not stuck in a static position in the mouth, but rather they depend on their neighbors for support. So when you use your teeth to take a bite of something tough, like an apple, all the teeth brace against each other to help make taking a bite more comfortable. When you lose just one tooth, the support structure for taking that bite of the apple decreases significantly. This can mean quite a bit of added discomfort when eating, and it can also mean that your existing teeth are much more likely to be damaged while you eat. Teeth that are not supported by neighboring teeth can become loose and at risk of damage and tooth loss.
Dental implants and All on 4® allow you to eat again
Having a dental implant placed is almost like having another natural tooth placed. Dental implants are surgically placed into the bone in your jaw, and as the jaw heals, it heals around the implant posts, integrating them into the strong bone structure. This allows you to chew your food with confidence and comfort. The All-on-4 implant-supported prostheses offer those who have lost all of their teeth a great way to enjoy all the foods that they have missed for so long.
Questions About Dental Implants, All-on-4® Treatment Concept, or One Day Smile?
Would you like to know more about how you can eat all of your favorite foods again or the All-on-4® Treatment Concept? You don’t have to settle for dentures when you experience tooth loss. Schedule your appointment today by calling us at (469) 757-4433. Don't wait any longer! You deserve to feel comfortable again. We are looking forward to seeing you at our Rockwall dental practice. Still have questions? Give us a call or check out our dental implants FAQ.