All-on-4® Treatment Concept
New Bedford, MA & Falmouth, MA
Are you looking for a way to replace several teeth you have lost? Perhaps you are losing your teeth in your upper jaw or in your lower jaw. It doesn’t matter whether you lost your teeth gradually or whether you lost them all at one time; it is still a serious problem for over 30 million Americans. Losing your teeth is a terrible problem, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be a permanent one. Center for Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry has solutions for you to replace all of your upper teeth or all of your lower teeth with a brand new concept - the all-on-four system.
Why Should I Consider Replacing My Teeth?
Your teeth need to be replaced, whether you lose them all at once or gradually. People can lose teeth over time because of tooth decay or gum disease. People can also lose teeth because of oral cancer, an accident, or an injury - which could mean you lose several teeth all at once. The loss of multiple teeth is dangerous because of the potential for bone loss. Your body believes that your jaw no longer needs to be as strong as it was when you had your teeth. Blood will stop flowing into the area of the jaw where the teeth were. This leads to loss over time of your gum tissue, and eventually, your jawbone. If you replace your teeth, the bone loss will stop, and you won’t lose gum tissue.
Replacing Your Teeth
We can replace your teeth using a new All-on-Four procedure. The All-on-Four procedure allows us to replace all of your upper or lower teeth using four titanium screws we implant on your upper or your lower jaw. We can also replace both your upper and lower teeth with the procedure. First, we will make an incision into your gumline so that we can place four titanium screws in your jaw. We will need to allow your jawbone time to heal, and then we will attach a prosthetic implant to the titanium screws. You don’t have to remove your teeth each night, and your jaw believes your natural teeth are there.
If you need both upper and lower teeth replaced, we will need to replace one jaw first, and then the other jaw. In general, you can decide which jaw we start with, but we recommend you begin with the upper jaw first, and then the lower jaw. Depending on the health of your jaw, we may also want to give you a temporary denture for one of your jaws while we replace the other. Before you know it, you’ll be able to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile without worrying if your teeth will hold up.
Need some new teeth? Let us help you. We would love to talk to you all about our All-on-Four procedure because we think it will help you regain the teeth you lost. Come on in, and let Center for Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at 508-441-4154 talk to you about our All-on-Four® Treatment Concept.