Are you tired of having missing teeth that make you self-conscious? Do you feel as if you need to dim your smile in public so that you aren’t embarrassed? If so, Dr. Akin has several treatment options for you to choose from when it comes to dealing with missing teeth, including all-on-4 dental implants. This treatment has several unique benefits over a more traditional option like dentures.
While dentures are a great option for those who have missing teeth, there are limitations to the treatment that can embarrass you in public. Because they are removable and can shift while you are eating and talking, you may be limited on what you can eat. With all on 4 dental implants, you can enjoy all the foods you love without worry, including beef jerky, corn on the cob and steak.
When cared for correctly, dental implants can last a lifetime. While there is a higher initial cost, the benefits of paying more are worth the extended functionality of your teeth. Implants function exactly as your normal teeth would, ensuring that your jawbone is healthy and that bone growth is stimulated to protect the shape of your face, whereas dentures offer no such protection.
Dentures come with their own set of instructions for proper care, but implants can be cleaned and treated exactly as you would treat your normal teeth. Brush, floss and visit a dentist or periodontist for regular cleanings and exams, and your dental implants will stay healthy and functional for decades.
Making the Right Choice
When it comes to choosing what is right for you and your smile, we recognize that every patient is different and unique. To determine which option you prefer, we encourage you to call us today to schedule an appointment with a qualified professional that can help you restore your smile.