Teeth in a Day: Get Back Your Perfect Smile with All-on-4 Dental Implants

 The gifted dentists at Core Smiles, in New York City, offer several treatments that can give you back your perfect smile, in

Tooth loss is far more prevalent than you might think. For example, statistics show that around 178 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. Fortunately, you have plenty of options to restore your smile with artificial replacement options. The gifted dentists at Core Smiles, in New York City, offer several treatments that can give you back your perfect smile, including All-on-4® dental implants. 

What are the causes of tooth loss?

Many factors can contribute to tooth loss, from genetics to poor hygiene. For example, the most common causes of tooth loss — dental decay and gum disease — are usually preventable with proper dental care. The bacteria that cause gum disease can eat away at your gums, jawbone, and roots of your teeth, which can lead to tooth loss. 

Other factors that can contribute to tooth loss include:

You can also have an increased risk of losing teeth if you have diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or rheumatoid arthritis.  

What should I do if I lose my teeth?

If you lose one or more of your adult teeth, you should make an appointment with Core Smiles. Their dentists will examine you thoroughly and explain your options to replace your missing teeth. Their goal is to fully restore your dental function, so you can talk and eat normally and have a beautiful smile again.

What are All-on-4 implants?

All-on-4 implants, which are sometimes referred to as hybrid dental implants, combine the security of dental implants with the rapid smile restoration provided by dentures. With All-on-4 implants, you can get a complete arch of upper teeth or bottom teeth with just four implants, or you can get both arches with just eight implants.

How are the implants placed?

First, your dentist scans your mouth to determine where the implants should go. The implants are posts that act as artificial roots. Then your dentist makes small incisions in your gums and prepares small holes in your jawbone where the implants will go. 

Finally, your dentist inserts your implants, stitches up your gums, and sends you home to heal, which will take a few months. In the meantime, you’ll have a temporary set of artificial teeth. Once your implants have fused to your jawbone, you’ll come back for your permanent set of artificial teeth.

How should I take care of my All-on-4 implants?

You can take care of your implants the same way you take care of natural teeth. Brush for two minutes twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should also floss at least once a day.

All-on-4 implants aren’t vulnerable to tooth decay. However, you still need to have routine dental checkups, so your dentist can check your gum and bone health and make sure your implants are secure, functional, and comfortable.

If you’ve lost your teeth and want to restore your smile quickly with a natural-looking and long-lasting option, book an appointment online or over the phone with Core Smiles today.

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