42% of Irish Adults and over half of European adults have missing teeth. Poor dental hygiene is often the culprit. A staggering 84% of Irish people don’t brush their teeth or floss after meals.
These lifestyle habits can lead to cavities, decay and tooth loss. Luckily, it’s never too late to regain your smile. Whether you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants might be the solution for you.
Several types of dental implants exist and each has its advantages. All-on-4 dental implants are suitable for those with several missing teeth. The procedure involves placing four implants into your jawbone for full-arch restoration.
These four implants can support anywhere between 10 to 14 teeth. It’s quick, convenient and minimally invasive.
So what can you expect during and after this procedure? Most importantly, are all-on-four implants right for you? Read on to find out.
How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are surgical components that can be placed into the bone of the skull or jaw to support a bridge, crown or denture. Traditional models are used for single tooth replacements. For example, if you two missing teeth, your dentist may recommend two implants.