The all on four dental implant at Edgerton and Glenn is the combination of two different technologies. Take a traditional denture, an acrylic tray with artificial teeth, and match it with the innovative method of a dental implant, and you end up with a well-designed solution for the replacement of your teeth. Combining these two solutions though does come with a price tag.
What is a Dental Implant?
The dental implant is the closest thing available to a natural tooth. If you lose a tooth or have a tooth extracted, the remaining gap should be filled in a timely fashion or the neighboring teeth will shift into the opening having a negative effect on your bite as well as your speech. With an implant a hole is surgically drilled in your jawbone to accept a titanium post. Once the post is fused to the bone an extension called an abutment will be put on the post to then carry the final artificial tooth or crown. Looking just like a natural tooth it also maintains bone health with the jaw.
The All on 4 Dental Implant Procedure
A denture is an acrylic tray fabricated in a dental lab to match the color of your gum soft tissue. The artificial teeth are affixed to the tray to match your natural teeth and the tray is usually held in place with a dental adhesive. This appliance is removable and should be taken out and cleaned every night while sleeping. The all on four implant takes the implant technology and places four posts in your arch to fuse to the jaw. Again, once that is has been achieved the four abutments are added for the necessary extension and then the acrylic tray snaps on to these four anchors. Still a removable appliance needing regular overnight cleaning the solution is far more secure.
The Benefits of the All on 4 Dental Implant
As just mentioned it is a far more secure replacement for missing natural teeth. With no adhesive necessary you will enjoy a better sensation of biting and chewing as well as your speech pattern. With the implant posts it is a healthy solution for the maintenance of bone loss as well as any facial changes. In fact, at times you will feel a better sensation of both pressure and sometimes hot and cold.
The Cost of All on 4 Dental Implants
A national average runs about $25,000 per arch. You might get by for as little as $12,000 or pay as much as $50,000. The procedure is more time consuming for both the dental office, appointments and the dental lab. Costs can vary by the region of the country you are in as well as the quality of materials used during lab fabrication. The life expectancy is more than acceptable as far as an investment in your future and establishing the value of your smile. Your smile is the foundation of both your self-esteem and your self-confidence. Ask your dentist for an evaluation today.
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