How serious of a problem is tooth loss? Does tooth loss in one area affect teeth in other areas of my mouth? Is tooth replacement painful? How long does it take to replace a full set of teeth? What if I’m only missing a few teeth on the top (or on the bottom)?
These are all great questions that Anchorage, Alaska, implant dentists hear every day. If you’ve lost teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or an accident, you are not alone. At any given time in the United States, millions of people face tooth loss.
Yes, tooth loss is a serious problem, but it’s a problem with more than one solution. Missing teeth is an aesthetic problem, but missing teeth can also cause problems with your oral health and the functioning of your teeth and gums. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth (both arches), your Anchorage, Alaska, dental implant dentist can fix the problem of missing teeth, restoring your teeth and your self-confidence.
If you’ve been avoiding social situations and other life experiences due to missing teeth, please know that there are solutions that permanently correct the embarrassing problem of tooth loss. While dentures are a temporary fix that most people struggle with, dental implants are a permanent solution that could easily last the rest of your life if they’re properly maintained.
If you are in fairly good health, don’t smoke cigarettes, and have no pre-existing medical conditions that would preclude you from getting dental implants, please read on to learn more about the differences between traditional dental implants and All-On-4 Dental Implants®.