A famous quote from John Ray says that a “Beauty is power with a smile as its sword”.
Indeed, beauty can be seen simply by merely, smiling. A beautiful smile boosts self-esteem and also improves our overall health. But how will you able to express the beauty of smile with missing teeth? We can all relate to that feeling of embarrassment at some point in our lives due to our missing teeth. Fortunately, with modern and effective dental solutions, any oral health problems including a missing tooth are now easy to fix with the help of a dental professional.
Construction of Dentures
In replacement of the missing teeth, false teeth or dentures and prosthetic teeth are constructed.
There are two types of Dentures which include the Hybrid Dentures and the Full Dentures. The Hybrid Dentures are prosthetic dentures recommended if you have bone loss issue. This denture is being constructed to replace one or two missing teeth. This denture may look natural and quite stable that may give you the ability to enjoy chewing naturally.
A full denture is constructed as a replacement when all the teeth are missing. The full denture for the upper jaw and the lower jaw is being designed and customized. The same with a Hybrid denture, this denture may feel natural. However, these two types of dentures are removable. These are sensitive to hard food and may crack when applying force chewing hard foods. Through time, these may also tend to lose, causing it to fall off unintentionally.
Due to the instability of dentures, Implants are being considered. In fact, according to the latest statistics published by the American College of Prosthodontists, Three (3) Million in the United States have implants, and the number grows up to 500,000 each year. Moreover, ninety-eight (98) percent is the success rate of dental implants as reported by the Journal of Oral Implantology. With the increasing number of Americans having dental implants, the global prosthetic supplies market is roughly 4 billion by the year 2018 and still increasing to present.
With the advancement of technology, several implant surgery methods exist, and the most common type of this is the All-on-4 dental implants. Basically, this is a four placed implants on top of the mouth, and four on the bottom. The implant is made of titanium, which makes it more stable.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
If you are experiencing any dental issues with your teeth or want to replace your lost tooth to improve your facial structure, all-on-4 dental implants are the right dental treatment plan for you. Take a look at the D-E-N-T-A-L benefits of all-on-4 dental implants below;
D – Durable
Its durability compared to dentures is way stronger and stable. The implants are placed perpendicular to the plane of occlusion, which basically means it is placed to a strong part of the jaw. The all-on-4 designs the teeth abutment tilted to thirty (30) degree angle from the farthest to nearest part of the jaw which extends the length of the metal framework that gives more support to the teeth. This results in a more favorable force of transmission of the implant to the bone, making it more stable and intact.
E – Efficient
This implant is time and cost efficient. It gives lesser time than the individual surgeries for a denture. In a day, at the Dental Laboratory with efficient doctors, this can be done already. However, there may be a healing time for it but the time for surgery would cost lesser time. Lesser time and lesser cost is of utmost important.
N – No bone graft needed.
With the advancement of its technology, there is no bone grafting done. The four implants are being angled to the most strategic regions of the jaw. Full arc of the jaw is being anchored, thus giving more ability to eat any kind of foods. This is important especially for the elderly without compromising their bone health.
T- Titanium made screws.
For decades, Titanium is being used for dental implants due to its biocompatibility and bioactive surface. For over a decade now, results are positive and increasing. Titanium is a metal that is known to be compatible with a human bone. It is lightweight, which make it feels natural and comfortable to wear. The titanium screws will be inserted to the jawbone for the implants to hold. It is reported having a 95 percent success rate and long-lasting. The titanium has the ability to be able to adapt to the bone and eventually makes it a part of it. The fusion of the titanium to the bone prevents bone loss and helps maintain the youthful facial structure.
A – Affordable
The implants can be made up of Acrylic or Porcelain. The two types may cost from 25,000 to 30,000 dollars. This is more affordable than individual dentures. With the individual dentures, it may cost 10,000 dollars per teeth, which may last even shorter. So with All on four, you may have a new set of teeth for a lifetime, with lesser cost.
L- Life changing
With a complete set of teeth that are naturally looking, you can flaunt yourself speaking and smiling to the public, and gives you more boost and self-confidence. True enough that if you look good, then you will feel good about yourself. You will have more willpower to do your best in everything with all smiles. Since it maintains the bone structure of your face, through time it may not cause to sag the face that keeps your youthful glow and shine.
Among all the important benefits of the All-on-4 Toronto dental implants, there are still disadvantages of it such as the allergic reactions which may occur through time with the titanium, the poor hygiene that may inhabit the dental flora, and the instability of the jaw bone for elderly for the implant. However, before the implant, it is important that a professional dentist should assess your dental health if you are applicable for this type of surgery.
Ultimately, feeling good about yourself is not all about physical appearance. What you feel inside will go outward. So live positively, and feel good within, for the beauty within radiates naturally outwardly, with a missing or complete tooth.
Remember, smiling naturally with or without teeth is good for you and to the people around you. Having beautiful teeth is just an added point. Nevertheless, always take care of your teeth and Whole Life Dental will take care of you.