Losing a single tooth is bad, but losing several teeth can lead to major complications for your smile’s health and appearance. In order to provide our Des Moines, IA, patients with lifelike and dependable tooth replacement, we may recommend All-on-4® dentures.
How Does Tooth Loss Impact Your Smile?
First, the gaps in your smile may cause embarrassment and have a negative impact on your social life. The gaps also lead to surrounding teeth drifting from position, the resulting misalignment increasing the risk of cavities, gum problems, TMD, and even bruxism. The body will also take note of your missing teeth and suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus. Without these nutrients, the jawbone begins to breakdown, which eventually increases the risk of an older appearance and further tooth loss. Addressing your missing teeth helps you maintain a healthier smile!
Traditional dentures rely on natural suction and possibly a special adhesive to remain in place. While effective, they can also occasionally slip during meals or speech, and don’t address the deterioration of jawbone tissue. However, supporting them with dental implants means the jawbone is stimulated and doesn’t dissolve. They also never slip and will last much longer than traditional removable dentures, providing quality tooth replacement for many years to come.
The All-On-4® System
Typically, an implant denture will be held in place with between six and eight post per arch. However, we offer stability and lifelike appearance with only four dental implants per arch. The results are custom-made dentures that blend with your smile, reflect your facial structure, require less intensive placement, and help you enjoy a full and functional smile. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, or about our implant-secured prosthetics, then contact our team today.
Gateway Dental Group Addresses Tooth Loss
At Gateway Dental Group, we help our patients maintain a full and functional smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Burds and his team at Gateway Dental Group, call our office today at (515) 244-9565. Located in Des Moines, IA, we proudly welcome patients from the Des Moines area, and surrounding communities.