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Full Arch Replacement | All-On-4
This is the pinnacle of dental implant treatments. In the past, when a person was faced with having to lose all of their teeth, removable dentures were our only option. Today, we are able to transfer people from having no teeth, or a set of failing teeth, to a fixed set on implants, oftentimes on the same day!
Why replace teeth?
When a person has no teeth, there are no tooth roots in the jawbone to stimulate bone growth so the body senses the jawbone is no longer necessary and begins to dissolve it away. This results in facial collapse. It often becomes difficult to wear a denture because there is little bone left to support it. In addition, as the bone melts away, facial muscles migrate, or pull back from their natural position. Lips cave in as they lose support. People with no teeth appear aged.
Leaving in diseased, unhealthy teeth may contribute to systemic health issues. Studies indicate that poor oral health can also lead to cardiovascular issues. Periodontal Health (www.perio.org) reports that the potential effects of gum disease are associated with a greater risk of developing certain diseases or experiencing certain events:
There are 4 main choices in treatment options for the fully edentulous arch:
Removable Options (You remove your teeth at night-time)
Fixed Options (Your teeth stay in at night, every night)
How do I know what option is best for me?
Determining the right treatment plan is the first step in restoring your oral health. Dr. Chao has rehabilitated hundreds of patients with full-arch immediate-load implant restorations. Utilizing the latest in 3-dimensional digital imaging, keeping abreast of the newest advancements in implant dentistry, and her keen aesthetic sense, Dr. Chao can help you understand and select the best treatment option for you. Our goal is for our dentistry to help enhance your lifestyle, boost your confidence, and immediately improve your quality of life. Our smiles don't just look like real teeth, they function well, are stable and comfortable. We strive for your new smile to last a lifetime. We want to, "do it once and do it right."
If you or someone you love are missing teeth or will soon be losing teeth, read more about your options:
If you are facing the loss of one or more teeth, Pleasanton Prosthodontics is simply the optimal choice. For a complimentary consultation, contact us...
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