If you have missing teeth, you know some of the challenges that can affect you on a daily basis. You may have trouble chewing or speaking. You might experience problems with your jaw health, such as the bone loss that can occur as the result of missing teeth. And perhaps worst of all, appearance issues related to your smile can impact your self-confidence.
Missing teeth are a more common problem than you realize. According to the American Dental Association, the average adult aged 24-64 has at least three missing or decayed teeth. So if you’re one of those people, you’re not alone.
Fortunately, developments in dental research have led to exciting improvements in tooth-replacement procedures. These days, there is no reason to put up with missing teeth.
Keith Bram, DDS, would like to tell you about one of those advances we offer at Doc Bram in Lisle, Illinois. All-on-4® dental implants — full arch bridges supported with only four implants — give you a brand new smile in just one day with expert fully guided surgery.
In the past, dental health professionals replaced full upper or lower arches of missing teeth with dentures. Although dentures can fill the void left by missing teeth, they don’t feel like natural teeth. What’s more, they can be difficult to clean and maintain.
Dental implants offer a more convenient alternative to dentures. Implants, which provide a permanent solution to missing teeth, look, feel, and function like your own teeth — down to the implanted root.
With an individual dental implant, Doc Bram surgically places a small titanium post into your jawbone. Once it has fused to the bone, he permanently attaches an artificial tooth, or crown, to the post. Your replacement tooth is specially designed to blend right in with your other teeth.
If you don’t have enough bone to anchor the implant, you may receive a bone graft. This is a surgical procedure in which a small amount of donor bone is grafted onto your jawbone.
However, individual tooth implants may not be the right solution for you if you’re missing a full set of top or bottom teeth. It may be too costly and time-consuming. All-on-4 offers a compelling alternative.
All-on-4 dental implants replace an entire set of upper or lower teeth with a custom-made prosthesis, anchored in four places, that’s designed to look like your natural teeth. And Doc Bram can provide your new smile in one day.
To implant an All-on-4 arch, Doc Bram surgically places four posts into your upper jawbone or lower jawbone — or eight implants if you need a full smile. Once they’re stable, he permanently affixes your custom-designed prosthesis into your mouth so you go home with a beautiful smile.
All-on-4 offers a number of benefits, including:
Surveys have found that 95% of patients are satisfied with their new All-on-4 teeth replacements.
Find out whether All-on-4 is the right tooth replacement solution for you. To schedule a consultation, call Doc Bram at 630-963-9280. Or you can request an appointment using our online booking tool.