The Main Reasons People Choose All-on-4 Dental Implants

The statistics are eye-opening when it comes to the number of American adults who are missing teeth — about 178 million are missing at least one tooth, and many are missing several or all of their teeth.

Leaving those gaps unfilled can have negative effects you may not be aware of. Your speech and ability to chew can be compromised, as well as your facial symmetry. When teeth go missing for too long, your jaw is likelier to shift, creating new places for decay to occur.

And you can’t minimize the effect a smile with sizable gaps has on your self-esteem.

At Popper Dental, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, we help patients regain their oral health and confidence in their smiles with dental implants, an innovative, comfortable, and permanent solution. 

Our Popper Dental teamDr. Jason Popper, Dr. Marlisa Popper, and Dr. Howard Popper — also provides a popular type of implant called All-on-4® that may be right for you. This procedure gives you an entire arch of teeth anchored by four dental implants.

Read on to see how this option offers numerous benefits.

How do dental implants work?

Unlike dentures, a dental implant is permanent and becomes part of your mouth. An implant includes:

With an implant, we surgically place the post through your gum into your bone socket. This post serves as your new tooth’s root. Your body considers titanium a “friendly” substance, so it doesn’t reject it, and over a period of months, the implant fuses with your jawbone.

After this process is complete, we attach a connecting abutment to the top of the post so your replacement tooth can be placed. Because your titanium post has fused with your jawbone, your new replacement tooth has a strong, stable foundation. 

The Nobel Biocare™ implant is the type that we use exclusively at Popper Dental because of its high quality and brand integrity. Once your implant process is complete, your new tooth functions and looks like a real one. 

The All-on-4 dental implant concept 

If you’ve lost multiple teeth to decay or injury, it’s not practical to perform many individual implant procedures. All-on-4 implants allow us to place an entire arch of teeth using just four optimally placed implants. 

There are multiple steps over a series of months as you receive your All-on-4 implant treatment, but we walk you through each one, answer all your questions, and provide treatment and comfort with the most advanced tools and methods.

Why patients and clinicians are enthusiastic about All-on-4

The change that an All-on-4 procedure offers you is nothing short of transformative. There are many striking advantages to this method of tooth replacement, but here are the biggies: 

1. All-on-4 is a permanent solution

With All-on-4 implants, you won’t be burdened with removing your dentures and cleaning them daily. You care for your implants as you would your natural teeth, since they’re next to natural.

2. Ultimate comfort and confidence

All-on-4 implants offer increased comfort because they’re customized to your mouth. Let’s face it, no matter how state-of-the-art your dentures are, you still have to worry about shifting, especially when you’re eating. 

The stability and freedom from stress you get with All-on-4 mean that you won’t be running to the bathroom to adjust them, just because you happen to be eating corn on the cob. 

3. Better bones

Many denture wearers experience bone loss. It happens because your jawbone isn’t being stimulated in the same way as when you chew food with your natural teeth. With All-on-4 implants, chewing helps build and strengthen your jawbone, in the same way that real teeth do.

The way the implants are situated also often reduces the need for bone grafts when you’re going through the implant process. 

4. Your mouth functions optimally

When you choose the All-on-4 solution, the implants and bridge create a fully functioning oral framework that allows you to chew and speak properly, with no interference posed by gaps. 

5. All-on-4s look marvelous!

Everyone will assume you have all the teeth you were born with when you have All-on-4s. We match your replacement teeth to the shade of your existing teeth with such exactness, even you won’t be able to tell the difference when you pass a mirror and smile broadly.

Learn if you’re a candidate for All-on-4 dental implants

Schedule a consultation with Popper Dental to see if this life-enhancing solution is right for you. Contact our New York City office at 212-396-8182 or request an appointment using our convenient online tool.

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