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Are you tired of hiding your smile because of missing teeth? Or are you tired of wearing dentures because they don’t fit correctly, have become uncomfortable or make you feel self-conscious? Are you looking for a replacement solution because you want or need to have all your permanent teeth removed because they are unhealthy?

Miami Designer Smiles can help.

There are several options to consider when thinking about replacing your missing (or soon-to-be-missing) natural teeth. One of the options you may have already considered is dental implants.

Dental implants are an ideal solution for missing teeth and can benefit individuals who have lost just one tooth, several teeth or even every tooth. If you’re missing all your teeth or you’re planning on having all your teeth removed, your best treatment option is the full All-on-4 dental implants.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

At Miami Designer Smiles, we know that missing teeth can make many individuals feel self-conscious about their smile and their overall appearance. This is because when you’re missing a tooth, it may convey that you’re unhealthy, you’re older than you are or that you do not take care of yourself.

We believe that dental implants and the All-on-4 implant procedure are highly beneficial for full-mouth reconstruction, not only because you leave with a beautiful new smile and more confidence, but also because dental implants can help keep your mouth healthy, maintaining the health of your jaw and other teeth, too.

What Is Full All-on-4?

Also known as All-In-One, Teeth-in-a-Day and arch restorations, the full All-on-4 permanent restoration approach can help patients with missing teeth or those who are unhappy with their dentures and the cleaning, adhesives and discomfort that denture wearers frequently have to manage.

The full All-on-4 is an advanced dental implant technology that uses just four dental implants inserted into the jaw, on which a complete set of new teeth (both upper and lower) are attached. These teeth are permanently placed, so you can say goodbye to adhesives and the fear that your denture will fall out when you eat or talk.

The full All-on-4 gives you a brand-new smile that looks, feels and functions just like natural teeth and does not require that long healing time of conventional individual dental implants (which could take six months or longer). Note: Some patients may require bone grafting and a sinus-lift before placement of the implants to increase bone tissue density to support the implant correctly.

Advantages of Full All-on-4 Treatment

Tooth loss is common. It can be caused by poor oral hygiene, gum disease, chronic illness, injury, or even clenching and grinding your teeth during sleep. If your teeth are unhealthy or are all already missing, the All-on-4 process gives you several advantages that can benefit you big in the long run, including:

  • A better quality of life. Removable full or partial conventional dentures can be uncomfortable because they can slide around and rub uncomfortably on your gums and other mouth tissues. All-on-4 dental implants are an alternative treatment option to dentures because they are permanently fixed, meaning they look, feel and function just like natural teeth, and they do not move around, so you can eat, drink and smile with confidence.
  • Improved facial structure and appearance. The full All-on-4 dental implant procedure gives you back or preserves a more youthful appearance because it helps maintain your bone structure and prevents you from looking prematurely aged. Dental implants also help to prevent the deterioration and bone loss of your face’s skeletal structure and jaw bone tissue that can develop as a result of missing teeth.
  • A healthier diet. With dental implants, you can eat all the foods you’ve been avoiding because you’re missing teeth or your teeth are sensitive due to decay.
  • They’re easy to maintain. Want something easy to take care of? Unlike dentures, the full All-on-4 dental implants are easy to maintain. Just brush (at least twice a day) and floss (at least once a day) just like you would your natural teeth. Note: You should still visit the dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings.

Who Is a Good Candidate for All-on-4?

Are you considering the full All-on-4 implant surgery or a dental implant to replace a missing tooth? To determine if you’re a good candidate, we’d love to visit with you to talk about the goals you have for your smile. We will perform an exam to check the health of your teeth, gums and other oral structures.

During your visit, we’ll also take X-rays and other imaging to ensure you have sufficient bone or jaw tissue to support implants, and we’ll examine your bite alignment.

If you’re unsatisfied with your appearance because you’re missing permanent teeth or you want to have all your teeth removed and replaced, the full All-on-4 dental implant option is an excellent choice. Our implant dentist would love to talk to you about your smile goals and your health! Call now to schedule an appointment for a consultation.