Most of us obtain all 32 of our teeth by the time we reach adulthood. But how many of us make it through life with all our teeth intact? On average, people lost about 12 permanent teeth by the time they reach their 50’s. Commonly, most of us lose our teeth due to tooth decay, gum diseases, or oral trauma. Regardless of the cause of tooth loss, losing one or more teeth can not only affect your aesthetics but can also affect your bite and can cause jaw bone loss.
With advancements in modern dentistry, you can replace the lost with dental implants that are as functional and attractive as the teeth they have replaced. In this blog, we a going to discuss the different implant options, if you are considering to replace all your teeth.
Single implants with Crowns
Single implants with crowns can be used to replace all the individual teeth in your mouth. Replacing each tooth with an individual implant makes it function exactly like real teeth. But most people avoid this treatment option since it is quite expensive to replace all your teeth with individual implants.
All-on-6 Dental Implants
All-on-6 Dental Implant system can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth with just 6 implants. These implants are placed in a strategic position such that they take advantage of the strongest portions of the jaw bone. Along with that, this treatment allows you to get a set of functional teeth very soon after the treatment.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 Dental Implants are similar to All-on-6 dental implants. The only difference between these two implant systems is that the All-on-4 Implants use 4 implants to replace an entire dental arch while All-on-6 uses 6 implants. All-on-4 Implants are slightly less cheap than All-on-6 implants.
Unlike conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures snap onto a series of implants placed on to the jaw. Once the dentures are securely fitted onto the implants they do not slip like conventional dentures.
You can retrofit your existing dentures with attachments that can fix onto implants. Modifying your existing dentures can prevent it from slipping while chewing food, or while sleeping.
Regardless of the type, dental implants were and still are the best treatment option for the loss of one or more teeth. Different types of implants such as All-on-4 Dental Implants have certain advantages that are specific to them. The type of implant needed is jointly decided by the dentist and the patient mostly depending upon the requirement and cost of the dental implant.