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Dental Implants and All on 4’s for Missing Teeth

Dental implants change lives. If you have missing teeth you undoubtedly understand how frustrating it can be. Not only is it difficult to eat the foods you love, but it is also dangerous for your other teeth.

Because other teeth like to move into the position where the tooth used to be you’ll endure tooth crowding and more.

Avenue Dental explains that eventually your teeth could crack and break because you did not replace the missing tooth or missing teeth.

What Causes Missing Teeth?

While there are a number of reasons people have missing teeth, poor oral hygiene is at the top of the list.

People who are less than diligent with brushing and flossing will eventually succumb to gum disease. When that happens, you are left with gingivitis or the more serious periodontal disease.

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a remarkable replacement for missing teeth. In fact, they are just as strong, and in most cases, even stronger than your natural teeth.

In the past, this type of replacement was not a suitable solution for people with dentures. They weren’t the best replacement for people who have been missing teeth for years either.

What are Dental Implants?

If you follow the Avenue Dental Care dental blog you will know that they are surgically placed in or on your jawbone. After the sutures have healed artificial teeth are placed on top of the post. The whole process usually takes between 6 to 12 months.

Types of Implants

  • Single
  • Multiple
  • All on 4’s

Single Dental Implants

A single implant is usually recommended for patients who have lost one tooth and require a dental bridge.

While a dental bridge is a good replacement for missing teeth, some enamel needs to be removed to make way for the artificial tooth. A single dental implant on the other hand fuses to your bone requiring no removal of the adjoining teeth.

This means your implant post is like a real tooth root exercising the bone just like a natural tooth does.

Multiple Dental Implants

Multiple dental implants mean they are placed using more than one screw. For example, if you are missing two or three teeth in a row, your implant dentist will probably recommend a single post for each tooth.

All on 4 Dental Implants

A full set of dental implants is attached with four posts per dental arch. People who have had missing teeth for years and people who wear dentures are the best candidates for the All on Four Dental Implant System.

With All on 4’s patients have surgery and walk out with a new set of temporary teeth. After healing you’ll have your new set of All on 4’s permanently attached giving you the confidence to eat what you like again.

If you would like more information on dental implants or All on 4’s, call or send a text to Avenue Dental today.

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All on 4 Dental Implants are Remarkable

People who have had missing teeth for years don’t have to wear dentures anymore. In fact, if you are a denture wearer, you can now have dental implants placed. Best of all, in some cases, you can walk in with missing teeth and walk out with a brand new smile.

All on 4’s Dental Implants

Avenue Dental Care in Washington explains that the remarkable All on 4 Dental Implant System uses four posts per arch instead of a single post per tooth. That means less healing time.

If you know anything about dental implants, you know that one post per tooth used to be the norm, but not anymore.

All on 4 Dental Implants withhold the pressure of daily life. In fact, your Washington implant placement specialist explains that these types of implants can last for up to twenty years or more with proper oral hygiene. Yes, proper hygiene.

While you may not think you need to brush and floss you actually do. Because your dental restorations are permanent, you won’t be removing your false teeth for cleaning.

You’ll need to brush and floss as you used to and follow a healthy diet. Your implant team also recommends twice yearly appointments or more to make sure your implants are healthy and functional.

Missing Teeth Oral and Overall Health

It’s no secret that missing teeth cause problems for oral health. However, it’s important to note that missing teeth also cause issues for overall health.

Periodontitis, the incurable type of gum disease, has been linked to stroke, heart attack and Alzheimer’s disease.

Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection caused by bad bacteria. That in itself is reason enough to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Washington.

The Best of the Best

When you work with the team from Avenue Dental Care you’ll have a one on one All on 4 Dental Implant consultation. One of the implant dentists in Washington will discuss everything including your medical and dental history.

It’s important to note that all dental implants used by Avenue Dental Care are made from dental grade materials and are bio compatible.

Every All on 4 Dental Implant post will fuse to your bone giving it life again. This is also excellent for facial structure as the minute a tooth is lost the bone structure starts shrinking as well. Don’t forget, tooth roots exercise the bone.

Dental Implants in Washington

Avenue Dental has All on 4 locations all over Washington and probably one close to you. Call or send a direct message and schedule a no obligation dental implants consultation today.