Bellevue Prosthodontist

There are so many advantages to getting dental implants and the benefits of all-on-4 restorations speak for themselves. At Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center, we recommend that patients who are losing or have lost their teeth consider the possibility of dental implants if they qualify for the procedure because it has so much to offer over conventional dental treatments for tooth loss. The decision to get dental implants is about so much more than just aesthetics! All-on-4 restorations enhance quality of life and allow our patients to keep on smiling even after they’ve lost all their teeth.

Here’s a summary of some of the most important benefits of all-on-4 restorations followed by a brief discussion of each:

  • Dental implants allow patients to go from not having any teeth to having a fully-functioning set of teeth within a very short amount of time.
  • Implants often improve the appearance of a patient’s smile.
  • After the implants are in place, patients can eat the same foods they’ve always enjoyed without restrictions.
  • Dental issues can significantly impact a patient’s overall health. Getting rid of diseased teeth can eliminate these health issues without sacrificing the patient’s appearance.
  • Dental hygiene with dental implants is as easy as taking care of your real teeth.

Improve Your Smile

In the past, when our patients at Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center lost all of their teeth, they suffered from a diminished quality of life as well as self-esteem loss from aesthetic issues associated with wearing dentures. But with the all-on-4 restorations that are now available, patients regularly see an improvement in the appearance of their smile after the implants are in place. And not only do patient’s teeth look better, but this procedure also helps preserve the patient’s jawbone structure and prevents age-related deterioration that often comes from losing teeth. And not only that, implants can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help you look younger overall!

Enjoy Results That Can Last a Life time

The dental implant procedure recreates a set of permanent teeth that are removable. The teeth are supported by an implant that never has to be removed which means that your smile can last a lifetime.

Maintain Your Quality of Life

At Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center, one of the most important factors that we consider when working with patients is quality of life. Having a functioning set of teeth and a healthy mouth makes people’s lives better! With dental implants, you’ll feel comfortable, have confidence when eating, smiling, and speaking, and you may even be healthier than you were when you had a full set of teeth.

Get Results Immediately

Patients who lose their teeth are understandably concerned about their appearance and what will happen between the time that their teeth are removed and the implants are put in place in the mouth. It takes only one day to install the four implants for an all-on-4 restoration. The final results come about quickly and the patient sees a dramatic improvement in terms of appearance, chewing ability, stability of the teeth, and overall comfort within a very short period of time.

Eat What You Want

Teeth make it possible for our patients to enjoy their food so at Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center we want to make sure that our patients can continue to eat what they want when they want. The ability to eat anything you want with a functioning set of teeth and not worry about whether or not they’re going to fall out of your mouth is one of the major benefits of all-on-4 restorations.

Get Rid of Health Problems Associated with Failing Teeth

Health problems associated with dental issues are rampant today. Many patients resist having their teeth pulled because they don’t realize that there are excellent alternatives to wearing dentures. If you’ve had teeth pulled and you have gaps in your mouth, these gaps can lead to health issues over time. Having a set of dental implants can help avoid the development of health issues associated with periodontal disease, and the possibility of suffering from a chronic bacterial infection that can cause systemic inflammation throughout the body. Periodontal disease has been linked to serious problems like strokes, heart attacks, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and more. Because of this, we often encourage our Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center patients to have their diseased and failing teeth removed and get dental implants to improve general health. Dental implants can help patients overcome periodontal disease and avoid chronic inflammation in the body.

Maintain the Same Dental Hygiene Routine You’ve Always Had

With dental implants, you can easily care for your teeth. The all-on-4 implants require only normal brushing and flossing. There are no out-of-the-ordinary hygiene requirements for these dental restorations. As with your natural teeth, you’ll need to continue to schedule regular dental check-ups and have your teeth cleaned annually or bi-annually in order to keep your mouth healthy.

Get a Simple Treatment Solution

Finally, there’s a simple solution to the problem of losing teeth! Dental implants make it possible for patients to retain their smile even in the face of tooth loss, periodontal disease, or bone loss in the jaw. All of these problems can ultimately lead to poor oral health and even self-esteem and quality of life issues. But solving these problems is now just a matter of having an all-on-4 restoration done. The procedure is relatively painless and simple. Patients can have the implants installed within only one day.

Summary of the Benefits of All-on-4 Restorations

The all-on-4 treatment is particularly easy and straightforward in comparison with conventional implant options because it reduces the chances that bone loss will occur, the overall cost of the procedure is much lower than the cost of traditional implants, and healing time is reduced as well. The all-on-4 restoration procedure has a high success rate and excellent outcomes. The results are durable and long-lasting and new replacement teeth are easy to put in should something happen to the original restoration. While traditional implants may require multiple visits to the dental clinic for surgeries, the all-on-4 restoration is completed much more quickly. And healing time is reduced so patients can get back to living their normal lives.