August 15, 2023
How Can All-On-4 Dental Implants Prevent Jaw Bone Deterioration?
The All-on-4 is one of the most innovative tooth replacement options, and it works as a kind of implant-supported denture that uses only four implants to replace an entire arch of lost teeth. This is an innovative, effective, and permanent procedure with many benefits, and preventing jaw bone deterioration is one of them.
Deterioration of the jaw bone is a serious medical condition. It can cause a patient pain, prevent them from being able to chew correctly, and, in serious cases, cause the shape of a patient’s face to change.
But what are the root causes of jawbone deterioration?
When teeth are missing, the alveolar bone, which secures the teeth within the oral cavity, ceases to receive the essential stimulus, leading to its gradual deterioration or resorption. Since the body no longer utilizes or considers the jaw bone essential, it undergoes a process of degradation and diminishment.
The Role of All-on-4 Dental Implants:
When a tooth is lost, the root of the tooth no longer transmits the pressure and force of biting, chewing, and smiling into the jawbone. Consequently, the underlying bone in the area of the missing tooth initiates a process of deterioration and gradual decline due to the absence of stimulation.
Dental implants form a permanent bond with both the jaw bone and the gums through a process known as osseointegration. This osseointegration facilitates the integration of new bone growth around the implants, culminating in the completion of the healing process.
Upon the conclusion of the healing process, the implant functions in a manner similar to a natural tooth. When the patient bites and chews, the pressure applied to the implant is directly conveyed to the jawbone, generating vital stimulation that serves to safeguard it from degradation.
In order to prevent bone loss, it’s important to replace missing teeth quickly.
When a tooth goes missing, the jawbone beneath it can shrink by up to 25% within just a year. Waiting too long to get a dental implant could weaken your jawbone, making it unable to properly hold the implant.
In some cases, you might need another surgery, like a bone graft or sinus lift, to strengthen the jawbone before getting the implant. This means a more complicated and expensive procedure, and it will take longer to fix your tooth.
If you or someone you are acquainted with is considering the possibility of receiving All-on-4 dental implants, we encourage you to reach out to our doctors without delay.
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