All on 4 in Santa Clarita

What does the term all-on 4 mean?

The term on all on 4 in Santa Clarita is used in dentistry to describe the procedure in which the teeth being replaced are all supported in place by the use of four dental implants. This is a surgical procedure in dentistry which is mainly used in the procedure referred to as prosthodontics. The prosthodontics procedure is carried out in order to fully rehabilitate the dental health of a patient who has teeth that are broken down badly, teeth that are decayed and teeth that have become unhealthy as a result of gum disease. The rehabilitation process can be done by several procedures such as dentate maxilla or edentulous. The process can also be performed by through prosthesis where the four implants are placed in the anterior maxilla in the region where the bone density is the highest. Prosthesis consisting of about ten to fourteen teeth is immediately placed on the four implants which support it. The placement of the prosthesis is normally done twenty-four hours after the implants have been fixed through surgery.

A reason to smile again with the all-on-four dental implants

With the all on 4 dental procedure, it is very possible for all the lower teeth or all the upper teeth to be replaced. As many adults age, they are faced with a tough issue of teeth loss. Thanks to the many advancements and inventions through technology tooth loss has become an issue in the past. Survey has shown that more than thirty-five million adults are either completely missing the upper or their lower teeth. Majority of these people will often go for dentures which can be quite a hassle and give one endless discomfort before the mouth becomes accustomed to them. Today instead of getting dentures a majority of adults are opting to get their teeth replaced permanently through the all on 4 dental implant procedure with Dr Hedvat.

What is a dental implant?

In order for one to fully comprehend how the teeth replacement procedure works it is essential to understand what is meant by the term dental implant. Dental implants are tiny screws made of titanium that are fitted in the jawbone in order to take the place of the missing tooth’s root. The dental implants are inserted into the jawbone using a minor surgical procedure. After the dental implants have been successfully attached a crown is fixed to give the prosthetic teeth a natural and functional look. With the all on 4 procedure, it is not necessary for a dental implant to be fixed for each missing tooth. The all on 4 Santa Clarita requires only four strategically positioned implants on the top and the same at the bottom of the mouth. Using titanium on the implants is an added bonus since it has the capability to fuse in the living bone and continue operating like it is a part of it. With time the dental implants will become part and puzzle of your jaw hence providing the individual with a durable and sturdy foundation for their teeth. In addition to giving the teeth, a strong foundation the fusing of the implant in the jawbone also prevents bone loss in future, enhances the oral health and restores a facial structure that is youthful.

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