Missing several teeth can be detrimental to your quality of life. Missing teeth alter the appearance and affect your ability to speak normally, which can harm one’s self-esteem. In addition, missing teeth can also make it very difficult to enjoy all the foods you love.
Luckily, advancements in modern cosmetic and restorative dentistry have led to the availability of several options for replacing multiple missing teeth. Complete smile restoration options include dentures, a full set of implants, and all-on-4 zirconia bridges. If you are a patient in need of replacing your upper, lower, or entire set of teeth, the all-on-4 method is a great option.
What Are All-on-4 Bridges?
All-on-4 bridges are a method for completely restoring a patient’s upper teeth, lower teeth, or full set of teeth. A bridge is a denture-like dental appliance that resembles and feels like a patient’s natural teeth. A dental bridge spans the jaw line to replace multiple teeth with a single appliance. All-on-4 is a method of permanently fixing a bridge within a patient’s mouth, using four dental implants per upper and/or lower jaw. The patient’s bridge then remains fixed in the jaw with four anchoring points.
Why Choose All-on-4 for Teeth Restoration?
All-on-4 bridges provide patients in need of a complete teeth restoration with a permanent alternative to wearing dentures or having to replace each tooth with a separate dental implant.
Dentures can often be ill-fitting, uncomfortable, and affect a person’s ability to speak normally and enjoy certain foods. In addition, dentures do not put adequate pressure on the jaw bone, which leads the jaw bone to deteriorate over time. This deterioration will eventually change a person’s appearance.
While dental implants are an effective method for replacing permanent teeth while supporting the jawbone, they often require multiple appointments. Replacing all of a patient’s teeth with implants would require several appointments and separate surgical procedures.
Both dentures and full dental implants tend to cost more, overtime or up-front, than replacing teeth with the all-on-4 method.
All-on-4 Zirconia Bridges
In addition to being a great alternative to dentures and implants, all-on-4 zirconia bridges feature highly durable, non-reactive, non-metal materials, making them a great choice for patients with metal allergies or sensitivities.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re missing one or several teeth, you don’t have to suffer the side effects. Schedule a smile restoration consultation with Dr. Christopher J. Fotinos today.