If you’ve lost an adult tooth, you know exactly how painful and embarrassing it can be. And if you’re over 65, chances are good you may have to bid some of your teeth farewell.
Even though tooth loss in American seniors has actually decreased from the 1970s on, the National Center for Health Statistics still reports that one in five people over the age of 65 don’t have any of their original teeth.
In the past, the only solution to tooth loss was installing a bridge or getting dentures. False teeth have been around for hundreds of years; George Washington’s false teeth from the 1780s are still on display at Mt. Vernon. There’s even evidence of false teeth being used by the Etruscans as far back as 700 B.C.
A solution for nearly everyone
Whether you’ve lost four teeth or 40% of your teeth, Dream Dental has a solution: the All-on-4®. This procedure involves replacing an entire bridge of teeth using as four dental implants screwed into the jaw. It’s a permanent solution that doesn’t cover the roof of your mouth.
The name All-on-4 comes from the ability to replace all of your teeth, top, and bottom, with as few as four implants. That means the procedure can be done in as little as one day. With a practice that is dedicated to implants only, Dream Dental specializes in replacing all of your teeth.
Unlike traditional dentures, these devices are built on a foundation of dental implants that fuse to your natural bone, allowing the dental implants to literally become part of your body. This method allows for a more stable, durable, comfortable, and beautiful option for patients who want to permanently get rid of tooth pain.
Dream Dental’s All-on-4 dental implants are a long-term, rest-of-your-life solution to tooth pain and decay, and it’s a great value. Traditional dentures require constant, costly adjustments to ensure fit and comfort, not to mention other expenses for adhesives and soaking solutions. Over the years, these costs add up.
However, with the All-on-4 implants, there is no need for relines and adjustments. Because the prosthetic is fused to the bone, there are hardly any costly maintenance expenses required.
Free virtual consults
Dream Dental has made it easy for you to be evaluated, even in this time of social distancing. They offer free 30-minute virtual consultations and financing options if money is tight. With just a smartphone or computer, you can get an expert opinion from a Dream Dental specialist from the comfort of your own home.
To get scheduled for a virtual consult, fill out this form, or call (801) 326-4776.
A safe environment
If you’re a good candidate for the All-on-4, the next step would be to get a 3D CT scan. While you can't have this done from home, you can breathe easy knowing that the Dream Dental team is making every effort to keep you safe with all of the required precautions. Nobody is permitted into the building without having their temperature taken. Once inside, you'll find everyone is wearing a mask, even patients and non-clinical staff.
Nobody is allowed in the waiting room — when it's your turn, you'll be notified it's okay to leave your car and come inside. Safety is priority, and the professionals at Dream Dental want to make sure everyone who comes in for an appointment is comfortable and secure.
You don’t have to live with the shame of tooth loss. Contact Dream Dental for your free virtual consultation today.