You may find yourself with missing or broken teeth for a multitude of reasons. Your teeth may have been removed because of various dental diseases like tooth decay, or other defects caused by malnutrition or drug use.
Thankfully, there are a range of methods, including dental implants, employed by dentists today to help improve the condition of your teeth and bring back your self-confidence. The appearance of your teeth means quite a lot when it comes to day-to-day social interaction, so it’s something that you’ll want to take care of as soon as possible.
All on 4 is a revolutionary technique invented in the 1990s that is used as a general restorative solution to multiple tooth loss. Traditionally, dentures were applied to ‘fix’ the problem, but All-on-4 is seen as a more attractive measure, as it carries a much bigger set of advantages with it.
All-on-4 is less painful than dentures, and also allows you to do things you wouldn’t normally be able to if you were wearing dentures, such as eating certain foods.
They are secured in your mouth by a full dental bridge, supported by four implants. The treatment time is relatively short: dentists often advertise the treatment as something that can be done in one sitting. All-on-4 is also remarkably cost-effective – and cuts out the need for bone grafting, not to mention it heals a lot faster than other forms of treatment.
Of course, every case differs in one way or another, and perhaps you won’t require dental implants. Your dentist may advise that you opt for a ‘take out’ – or removable – solution instead. For instance, if you have a few missing teeth but the rest of them are in a stable condition, a removable partial denture will probably be recommended to you.
Because these are removable, whether the denture is partial or full, you will be able to clean and adjust the denture on a daily basis.
Veneers and Lumineers
Veneers are material-caps that are placed over a damaged tooth to protect the surface from further damage, or just to improve its appearance. A disadvantage of having veneers put in is that you may have to go through some painful polishing during the treatment. This process can also be quite time-consuming.
Lumineers on the other hand, do not require tooth polishing during application. The material used consists of harder porcelain than veneers and are not painful to install. The application process is not as time-consuming either, and a dentist may install multiples at the same time.