Teeth aren’t primarily about appearances. They are a critical part of maintaining good health and body function. They are first in line in the vital process of eating and digestion. They play a key role in our ability to speak clearly and properly pronounce sounds. They help sustain our facial structure and keep our jawbones strong. It also boosts self-confidence to have a full set of healthy looking teeth; we smile more and are more socially engaged. Obviously, a lot is at stake when some or all of our teeth are missing or damaged.

Unfortunately, substantial tooth loss is a reality that many people face. The good news is dental science has led to the development of the All-on-4 dental implant — a means to permanently replace a full arch of teeth, fully restoring form and function. The following article has more on this dental breakthrough.

If you have multiple missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw, All-on-4 dental implants may be the best option to restore your smile and chewing abilities. Instead of using a separate implant for each missing tooth, this treatment requires four implants on the top and four on the bottom. Read more at Eon Clinics…

Figuring out why you lost your teeth will be an important part of your initial treatment. If the cause of your tooth loss is gum disease, jawbone loss or any other issue, it will have to be addressed before implant therapy can begin.

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The genius of the All-on-4 is that it provides a mega-solution for a wide range of dental issues with just four (or sometimes six) surgically implanted posts. It is more expensive than purchasing a traditional denture, but the durability, strength and appearance of the All-on-4 make it an extremely worthwhile investment.

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Now, let’s talk about what happens after you get an All-on-4 implant. There are some short-term (and some longer) precautions you will need to take. This post has more details:

After undergoing the procedure, there are many questions that might arise about the recovery process. Eating after All-on-4 implants is one of them. There are plenty of things that you need to know when it comes to the recovery process.

During the first hour following your surgery, gauze packs will be placed over the surgical site. It is recommended that you replace the gauze from time to time. Once at home, try not to disturb the tender areas surrounding your implants. When you brush, make sure you use a soft toothbrush and clean your teeth gently.  Read more at MD Monthly…

If you’re ready to restore the full function and appearance of your missing teeth, Dr. Robert Harrell should be your All-on-4 dental implant specialist. He is one of the leading providers in the entire Charlotte metro region. Get in touch with him today at Harrell Dental Implant Center to book your implant consultation appointment. Call (704) 206-1330 or use the contact form on our website to schedule your visit.