As you know, I’m passionate about the health of my patients. And nothing affects health more than a person’s mouth. When people take good care of their mouth by brushing and flossing daily, they greatly minimize their need for our dental services. But what if there’s no healthy tooth left to save? In that case, you can consider all-on-4 dental implants from our clinic in Charlotte, NC.
Bad Oral Health Creates a Downward Spiral
When people fail to take proper care of their mouth, they’d often wind up losing their teeth. And when that happens, it’s really easy for their health to go into an uncontrolled downward spiral.
By missing teeth, people find it difficult to eat and fail to get the nutrients they need. Their jawbones dissolve, and the resulting appearance takes away their self-esteem. They then stop interacting with friends and family. This leaves them malnourished and alone.
The only way to reverse this situation is to get these people a new set of teeth.
So, if you’re missing several teeth or have many that are badly decayed, and you ask me about using implants, I’ll have one response: I’m all in.
All-on-4 Dental Implants Become Your New Teeth
All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants made of super-strong titanium that are inserted into your jaw. As the bone grows around them, they become a part of the jaw, and they keep the jawbone strong. In addition, because the teeth are artificial, this entire system will last beyond the lifetime of most patients.
But, here’s the main benefit: These — like all teeth with implants — look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
This means that you’ll be able to do everything you couldn’t do before: eat the things you want, speak easier, and smile and laugh all you want as you visit with friends and family.
It’s Worth the Time
Even though getting a dental implant is a common procedure, it’s still oral surgery and requires plenty of recovery time. Once the dentist has placed the titanium post in your jawbone, it will take about 3 to 6 months for the jawbone to completely heal. Fortunately, with just local anesthesia, patients feel very little, if any, pain. After the procedure, only the occasional Tylenol or Motrin will be needed.
So, if you’re missing any teeth, visit me ASAP or our clinic at Davis Lake, Northlake, or Concord Mills to learn more information about these dental implants. Not only will it improve your health, but it will change your life in several ways. It can also save your life by stopping – and even reversing – that downward spiral that I mentioned earlier.
I can’t think of any better reason to be all-in on All-on-4.