Studies show that more than 35 million people are missing all teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Dental implants are made of titanium, a material that fuses with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration, and once the implant is surgically placed beneath the gums it gradually becomes one with your mouth, providing unsurpassed stability for the prosthetic tooth that is attached on top.
All-on-4 dental implants support a full row of prosthetic teeth on just four dental implants. It works using the careful, precise placement of the dental implants and cuts costs associated with dental work. They are placed at an angle,so that they are able to gain maximum strength from the jawbone.
All-on-4 benefits include:
- Restored ability to eat and speak with confidence.
- Eat the foods you couldn’t with dentures.
- Live without the stress and discomfort of an ill-fitting denture.
- No need for denture adhesives.
- Fewer dental implants means a more affordable replacement.
- Dental implants can be expected to last a lifetime with proper care.
Dealing with tooth loss can give anyone anxiety. While this source of embarrassment can be a daunting hurdle, but it became a source of strength for one woman, Jennifer Stoltz. “This can happen to everybody,” she said. “I’m a regular middle class person. It’s not just a category or certain kind a person who struggles with these issues. If you can get past those preconceived notions and gather information to make a non-emotional decision, this is the first step.”
As a 50-year-old mother of four, with her youngest ready to graduate high school, Stoltz made the decision to finally get the dental work she needed. “It feels like a huge step in the right direction to make a decision to do this,” she said. “I’m moving forward out of fear of what the alternative is.”
After researching dental implant options for four to five months, Stoltz said “Once I came to terms with the fact that this is what I really needed to do to get my function and confidence back, it was an easy decision from there. Then it became about the most important things to me and to evaluate whether the options and providers checked those boxes.”
Stoltz decided the comfort level with the dental provider and team was most important. “When I was seeking opinions, I was so fearful that someone might say, ‘How did you let it get this bad?’”
“My biggest fears were cost and embarrassment—and both of those concerns were addressed in my first meeting. You’ve got nothing to lose to at least go to that first appointment and see what they can do for you,” she suggested.
All-On-4 experts put Stoltz mind at ease and she immediately felt relief in reclaiming her dental health and confidence.