As people age, the risk of teeth falling out increases. As such, it is fairly common for many older individuals to have multiple missing teeth. In fact, age does not always have to be a factor – many people are missing most or all of a full arch of teeth. If this describes you, you may be able to find prosthodontic solutions with a visit to your periodontist. Dr. Austin H. Wang and Tracey M. Vest of Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, PLLC may be able to offer treatment solutions such as All-On-4® dental implants in Concord, NH.
Missing Teeth Leads to Other Problems
It may not seem like a big thing to be missing one or more teeth, but the issue may only worsen over time. Your teeth help to support your jawbone and maintain the shape of your mouth. When even a single permanent tooth falls out, your jawbone is at risk of deteriorating. The more it deteriorates, the more likely your other teeth are to shift and fall out as well.
Dental Implants Offer Benefits Similar to Real Teeth
An implant consists of a titanium post that our periodontists embed into the jawbone. This acts as a support to help stimulate the bone and prevent deterioration. In addition, it offers a secure anchor for the natural-looking crown that sits on top of the post. Basically, an implant can function just like your normal teeth, and you can care for it normally as well.
All-On-4® Is Great for Multiple Missing Teeth
All-On-4® offers the potential to replace up to a full arch of teeth using just four implant posts. The prosthodontic arch is secured in place by the four posts, offering a long-lasting solution for multiple missing teeth. In addition, the prosthodontic arch looks natural and allows you to eat your favorite foods without worrying about slippage.
Discover More Today
If you have multiple missing teeth, now is a great time to explore the All-on-4® option for restoring them. Contact Cornerstone Periodontics and Implants, PLLC today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Wang or Dr. Vest.