About 5 million teeth are avulsed, or “knocked out” each year in the U.S., up to 39% of these lost teeth are due to sports injuries, and additional teeth lost to various types of accidents. Many more teeth are lost through periodontal disease, and other health issues and these teeth should be replaced as soon as possible, most effectively with today’s advanced dental implants.
“When a tooth or multiple adult teeth are lost it is critical to replace them as soon as possible to avoid potentially serious dental and medical issues,” says Dr. Saj Jivraj of Anacapa Dental Art Institute, located in Oxnard. “Missing teeth can negatively affect one’s appearance and and self-esteem.” Tooth loss often causes other teeth to shift. This leads to misalignment and can cause jaw pain and other issues. Shifted teeth are also difficult to clean, often causing cavities and even gum disease. Excessive wear can also be caused by misalignment due to shifting. Bone loss also occurs when a tooth is no longer rooted in the bone. In many cases, this bone loss is progressive.
Since each tooth plays a key role in the mouth, filling that gap with a partial denture, bridge or implant will prevent more serious problems from occurring. Partial dentures are removable, they can be lost or damaged, unlike permanent options. If not properly fitted partial dentures be uncomfortable.What most patients don’t know is that even with a partial you continue to lose bone which is irreversible. Most patients prefer a more permanent replacement when possible. Bridgework is fixed in place, but relies on having strong teeth on either side of the gap which isn’t always possible. Bridgework also results in grinding down neighboring teeth essentially making a one tooth problem a three tooth one. Whenever teeth are ground down there is always a pending future problem that will occur.
For the majority of patients, permanent implants are the best way to fill the gaps left by lost teeth. Implants are placed into the jawbone where the tooth or teeth were lost. After the bone heals a natural-looking tooth is attached to each implant. “Now CAD CAM generated teeth can be made right at Anacapa Dental Art Institute s office and replaced the same day,” says Dr. Jivraj.
“All on 4™” allows replacement of Teeth in One Day
For patients with loss of multiple teeth All On 4” implants can be used to replace the entire upper and / or lower teeth,with each arch using just four strategically placed implants, or “anchors” rather than using individual anchors for each implant. “All on 4, also known as ‘Teeth In One Day’ can benefit almost any patient, especially if they don’t have enough bone for traditional dental implants. Patients don’t have to go through extensive bone grafting procedures like what had been done in the past. Because of the simplicity of the procedure, All On 4 can give patients new teeth in a day in most cases, allowing them to enjoy eating and normal activities quickly.
All-on-4™ dental implants can be quickly placed within the gums and bone. The dental implants are put in place using a minimally invasive technique, which is one of the elements that make it possible to complete this smile restoration in just one day. Once the implants have been secured in place, the temporary teeth are screwed into place –patients can see immediately how their new smile will look and feel.
With the latest technology in dental implants including CAD CAM technology there is no reason for anyone to risk the potentially devastating complications of tooth loss.
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