If you often find yourself covering your mouth with your hand or avoiding a smile, you are not alone. Over 70% of UK adults today are not comfortable with their dental aesthetics. But while a single crooked tooth might be nothing more than an inconvenience, if you are dealing with multiple missing, damaged, or broken teeth, this issue can heavily affect your confidence, health and wellbeing.
Luckily, there is a lot that you can do to restore your smile’s health and beauty. In particular, All-on-4 dental implants are a dental treatment designed to replace multiple damaged teeth. Find out more about this implant type below – or get in touch with Exeter Advanced Dentistry to book your initial consultation.
What are All-on-4 dental implants and how do they work?Dental implants are an efficient solution to replace missing or severely damaged teeth. But beyond the aesthetic factor, dental implants are essential to restore your confidence, speech skills, and mouth functionalities.
Dental implants work thanks to two components: titanium screws inserted in the jawbone and a crown (or false teeth) placed on top of it. Depending on your unique oral health situation, you might require one or more implants. If you have multiple missing or damaged teeth, All-on-4 (AO4) or All-on-6 (AO6) implants can help you restore your smile’s natural look and oral health.
This solution allows you to avoid temporary dentures, which might not be suitable for everyone. Additionally, AO4 implants are tailor-made to match your smile’s aesthetics and create a natural-looking smile.
All-on-4 implants are a full-mouth restoration process, which requires a comprehensive examination. During your initial consultation at Exeter Advanced Dentistry, a specialised dentist will review and assess your medical history and oral health. You will also undergo a range of examinations, including X-rays and 3D scans.
Thanks to these tests, your dentist will have a full understanding of your needs and expectations and will be able to craft a personalised treatment plan. Once you have been fully informed about the process ahead and have confirmed that you are ready to undergo the treatment, you will fix a series of appointments to plan the implants.
The benefits of dental implantsThere are many benefits to investing in AO4 dental implants:
- Improved and natural appearance
- Immediate and permanent results
- Improved mouth functions such as chewing and speaking
- A stable and comfortable solution to regain your smile’s health
- Boost quality of life and self-confidence
- Reduces the risk of infections and other health issues associated with missing or damaged teeth
- Reduces the risk of shifting, slipping, and bone atrophy
- It is a cost-effective and long-lasting solution