Detroit, MI (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
A large percentage of older adult Americans have lost or will lose many or all of their natural teeth during their lifetime. For decades, the only option people had to replace these missing teeth was dentures. Now, dental implants are quickly becoming the standard of care for replacing teeth.
Dental implants are little titanium posts that act as a tooth root. They look and function just like natural teeth would...most people can't even feel a difference in their own mouths! The revolutionary procedure that provides this denture alternative is called All-on-4. The names comes from the fact that the procedure requires four implants to be placed on the top arch of the mouth and four implants to be placed on the bottom arch of the mouth. On top of the implants will be a set of prosthetic teeth that will remain permanently in place unless removed by the dentist. These teeth are held in place by the implant and do not require a glue or a gel to hold them in.
People who chose to have the All-On-4 procedure often report improved oral functioning. When compared to people who use dentures or other removable prosthetics, dental implant wearers often don't age prematurely. This is because the jaw bone is stimulated by the implant to continue to grow. In turn it will help keep the face looking young and provide adequate support for the facial tissue to help prevent it from wrinkling.
Dental implants are so similar to natural teeth that people, including those who have them, cannot tell a difference. Implants are built in such a way that they generally last a lifetime. They provide their users the ability to talk, eat, and laugh normally, without the hassle of removing them. Another advantage dental implants provide is that they do not sacrifice the health of the adjacent teeth. Often when people choose to replace their missing tooth with a removable prosthetic, the surrounding teeth are harmed...this is not the case with dental implants.
Whether you have just one missing tooth or have lost all of your teeth, dental implants are the perfect option for replacing them. The periodontal practice, Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates is the premiere place to have an implant placed in Michigan. They have been on the leading edge of technology and patient care for over 35 years. They believe that patient comfort and care is of the utmost importance and always incorporate the newest technology into their treatment plans in order to provide the best clinical results possible.
For more information about dental implants, please visit http://www.drnemeth.com or call the dental implant specialists of Michigan at 248-357-3100.