How Can I Improve My Smile This Year?

Cosemtic_DentistThere are so many reasons to want a smile upgrade through cosmetic dentistry this year. Some are related to appearance: a grin full of teeth exudes confidence, and this can help us on the job or in our relationships. Some are related to how our smiling teeth function: missing teeth make it harder to chew and speak, and failing natural teeth can cause dangerous infections, either through tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease.

If you’ve experienced challenges to most or all of the teeth in your lower or upper jaw (or both), one of the most important cosmetic dentistry smile improvements you could consider for 2017 are All-on-Four dental implants. This type of dental technology has the potential to improve your smile – not to mention your life! – in significant ways.

How All-on-Four can improve your smile

  1. All-on-Four dental implants can improve your oral health. Having a mouth full of missing teeth, even if you’ve received dentures, can lead to a number of negative health consequences, including periodontal disease. All-on-Four implants can reduce the risk of gum disease and the pain and suffering it causes.
  2. All-on-Four dental implants fill in your missing natural teeth. All-on-Four implant technology uses four implanted fixtures that attach (integrate) to the jaw to hold an entire arch of fabricated teeth. This allows you to smile, chew, and speak with confidence. In some cases, you may be the only person in a work or social environment who knows you have All-on-Four implants!
  3. All-on-Four dental implants stop bone resorption in your jaw. Another significant benefit of this procedure is that the implants provide solid structural support for the jaw bone. Implants help avoid bone loss in the jaw, which is what happens when there are few or no teeth in an arch of the jaw. Having dental implants can also make your face appear full again, not sunken in the lower third, which often happens when there are no natural teeth in the mouth.

“One of the great joys of cosmetic dentistry is when a procedure can rapidly improve a patient’s life,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a cosmetic dentist practicing in central Phoenix. “Many patients who get All-on-Four dental implants receive them through our ‘teeth in a day’ procedure, so once the implants go in, their smile is greatly improved, literally that same day!”

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