This month, we celebrate one of our favorite holidays — Thanksgiving.
While no one is going to pretend that the world is perfect, it’s nice to take a moment to think about that the many things for which we are grateful. That includes family and friends, our community, and so much more.
For the team at our Woodbury, MN dental office, one of the things we appreciate is that we get to make a difference in the lives of so many patients. And All-on-4® is one of the ways that we are able to do that.
Today, we want to discuss a few reasons we think you’ll be thankful for this option if you or someone you care about is missing teeth. To learn more, schedule a visit to the office of Dr. Mark W. Wilhelm by calling 651-319-9064.
You Can Have a Complete Smile Again
We get it. When you are missing teeth, you can feel self-conscious about your smile.
That affects confidence, and it can make you less willing to do things like apply for a job that may require an in-person interview, meet your friends at a new restaurant, or just go to the store.
We’ve heard several of these stories from our patients — patients who have benefitted from the All-on-4 procedure. This is an innovative technique that allows Dr. Wilhelm to place just four implants to support a full set of dentures.
With your implants securely in place, you can trust that your replacement teeth will stay where you want them when you flash your new smile.
You Can Speak Naturally, Too
Another common concern that we hear is from people who have been embarrassed when their “teeth” fell out of their mouths. This can happen anytime someone with traditional dentures is speaking, and it can be awkward for everyone involved. It might leave you hesitant to say anything, even when you know you should.
On the other hand, having no teeth also affects how well you are able to pronounce words. That too can cause some people to feel awkward about talking to others.
With All-on-4 implants to hold your replacement teeth securely in your mouth, you can speak naturally and normally. You won’t need denture adhesives to provide temporary benefits. You can trust that your teeth won’t fall out, either.
You Can Eat the Foods That You Love
Last but not least, let’s talk about restoring the function of your lost teeth. Your teeth are intended to help you bite and chew your food.
Standard dentures can only give you back a fraction of your biting power. When you have implants to support your dentures, however, it’s possible to restore 80, 90, and even close to 100 percent of your original biting power.
In other words, you can keep eating the foods that you love with All-on-4 implant-supported dentures.
One More Thing
With the All-on-4 procedure, it’s possible to place a temporary denture on the same day that you get your implants. This means you can leave our office with a great smile. As you recover and your jaw gets stronger, you’ll also notice that you’ll be able to eat a wider variety of foods.
By the time you are ready for your permanent dentures, you’ll understand the value of All-on-4.