Posted on 4/25/2019 by Dr. Chad Rebhun
|There was a time when if you lost teeth, you replaced them with a set of wooden teeth. Over the years, the materials used for dentures have gotten better, but they are still not the best option to replace lost teeth.
A much better option is dental implants. Implants function like the natural teeth, but like dentures, implants have improved through the years. Now people can find the All on 5 Implants. It is time to find out if this is the next step forward.
What are They?
Traditional implants involve inserting a titanium screw into the jawbone where a tooth was lost. Once the bone around the screw heals and attaches to the screw, a crown attaches to the implant to replace the lost tooth. The result is a natural looking replacement for the tooth that acts in the same way as a natural tooth. Implants are a much better way to replace lost teeth than other methods such as full or partial dentures. People can use traditional implants to replace one, two or more of the teeth they have lost.
All on 5 implants replace all the natural teeth. Instead of individual implants for each tooth, 5 implants are placed on the top and the bottom jaw and all the teeth attach to these implants. The result is a full set of healthy looking teeth.
Why All on 5 is Better
To realize why All on 5 is something that more people will turn to, it is best to look at the benefits they offer. The key benefit is time. An implant is a procedure that takes time. Once the implant is in place, you have to wait for the site to heal before getting the crown. The All on 5 implants is a procedure that is done in one day. It is also less invasive which lowers some of the risks associated with implants.
As more people learn about All on 5 implants, they are more likely to turn to them to improve their oral health. These implants allow everyone to get a third set of teeth during their lifetime.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.