San Diego residents can lose their teeth for a variety of reasons, including tooth decay, gum disease, accidents, and injuries, and desire dental implants as a teeth replacement option. Others may be unhappy with their smile – either their upper and/or lower teeth – and want a full arch implant replacement as part of a total smile makeover. Whatever your unique case, Dr. Beck is fully experienced in a unique dental implants procedure called All on 4, which allows you to have a brand new set of teeth in a day!
Dental Implants 101
Before we can explain to you how you can have a brand new set of teeth in a day, we first need to make sure you understand what dental implants are. In the most general terms possible, dental implants are the most advanced, state-of-the-art tooth replacement system available on the San Diego dental market today. Built to last a lifetime when cared for properly, dental implants are a permanent solution that don’t come out of your mouth daily like dentures, and don’t require adjacent teeth to be drilled down and crowned like bridges.
Instead, dental implants involve the implantation of a titanium post- which is made of a biocompatible material that fuses with your jawbone for permanent placement. This titanium implant is then topped off with a natural-looking tooth replacement (crown). Together, the implant and crown function as a natural tooth, by stimulating your jawbone to promote jawbone growth, and allowing you to eat and chew your favorite foods without the risk of your false tooth cracking or slipping as you chew and crunch down.
Dental Implants vs. “All on 4 Dental Implants”
When it comes to dental implants, San Diego residents have different wants and needs. Some need to replace only one or maybe a few teeth scattered throughout their mouth, and regular dental implants are the best solution for them. But if you are looking for a full smile makeover via a full arch implant replacement, then an All on 4 treatment can give you brand new teeth in a day, so you don’t have to walk around the city with missing teeth!
The ”All on 4” implant procedure utilizes a minimum of four dental implants per mouth arch – either upper or lower – to replace all the teeth in that arch the same day that the teeth are removed. A prosthetic bridge containing all the replacement teeth splinted together is attached to the implants, all in the same visit! The results of All on 4 treatment is a full arch replacement. Best yet, you can have All on 4 treatments on both your top and bottom arches during the same appointment with Dr. Beck, meaning you can literally have new teeth in a day!
Caring for a Mouth Full of Dental Implants
When San Diego residents learn about this full arch replacement system, one of their most common questions is how to care for them so that they last for a lifetime. The answer is simple; you care for dental implants the same way you would care for natural teeth. Dr. Beck and her team will instruct you how to best care for your new implants and monitor the health of your mouth, gums, and implants at least once a year.
If you’re ready for a full smile makeover and to receive beautiful new teeth in a day, then call Dr. Beck’s San Diego offices today at (858) 635-6700 to schedule an initial consultation.