When natural teeth fall out, crack or severely decay, there are two options to choose from: dentures or implants. If you’re like most people, you’ll choose dentures because they are most cost effective and the implant procedure can take longer complete.
But, that’s no longer the case.
New dental implant technology allows you to have a beautiful smile in just 24-hours. This isn’t some kind of miracle cream or whitening solution. Through the use of the “all-on-four” procedure, your dentist can restore your smile – permanently – in just one day.
The Basis of the “All-on-Four”
The treatment is designed for patients that need full upper or lower restorations. What happens is that four implants are implanted to the upper and/or lower jaw. This occurs while you’re sedated and is a painless procedure.
Older implant technology requires bone grafts and healing that is far too timely. After all, you don’t want to walk out of the house trying to hide your smile because you have no teeth for months.
Teeth are restored with four implants to create the entire arch. Other approaches use six, eight or more implants to achieve the same result.
What New Dental Implant Technology Means to You
Anyone that has ever worn dentures or even had implants before knows that they can chip or break over time. With dentures, eating foods that are too hard can even cause a denture to fall out of place which is not something you want while in public.
New technology means:
- A stronger, durable material
- Teeth that closely resemble your natural teeth
- Increased longevity
Older dental restorations typically use acrylic or porcelain to create the teeth. These materials can lead to prosthetic failures.
The all-on-four procedure uses Prettau zirconia as a material. The Prettau Bridge does not pose the same risk of chipping, wear or fracture that other implant materials have. Ultimately, this is the safe and promising way to have implants implanted that will last for decades – not years – before having to go back to the dentist to have them replaced.