My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.
When you are told by your dentist that multiple teeth must be extracted to preserve your oral health, you may be very disheartened. Picturing yourself with a toothless smile and working hard to smash up the soft foods that you can only kind of chew can cause you to put off getting the dental work that you need so badly. What you may not know is that you don't ever have to be seen without your teeth. With the help of a temporary denture and the All-on-4 dental implants, you will be able to get the dental work done without cracking a single toothless grin. Here you will learn how.
Invest in Temporary Dentures
Temporary dentures are made for you before you even have your teeth extracted. This set of dentures will go with you on the day that you have to get the extractions done. The second the oral surgeon has stitched up the wounds, he or she will place the temporary denture in your mouth, and that's where it will stay until you return in a day or two.
The temporary denture will help to expedite the healing process immediately after the extractions, and it will provide you with a set of choppers to wear while your mouth heals through this process. The swelling and bleeding will be significantly better than it would be if you were to go home with a mouth full of gauze.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants are used to keep dentures securely in place. Rather than having individual implants done, you can have just four posts supporting the arch of your denture. Each day, when you put your dentures in, you'll snap them onto the posts and be on your way, no glue, no mess.
All-on-4 dental implants do take time to complete—you won't be able to get it all done at once. This is because the posts are surgically implanted into the bones and will need time to fully fuse to the bone and heal before the dental plate can be supported by them.
The temporary denture can be worn while the posts heal. It will take several weeks for the procedure to be complete, but you won't have to live without teeth while you wait.
If you find yourself needing some teeth removed, talk with your dentist to learn more about how temporary dentures and All-on-4 dentures can make living without your natural teeth comfortable.Share