restoring your smile

Restoring your Smile is Easier than you Think

restoring your smileThousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA

Living with a lost permanent tooth has an impact on your life. It affects your ability to chew and influences every food choice you make. You may even experience low self-esteem because you are self-conscious of the gap in your smile. Your risk of other oral health issues magnifies: such as gum disease, bite misalignment, and temporomandibular joint disorder.

Now, imagine the potential effect of living without an entire dental arch of teeth—or losing all the teeth in your mouth. Thankfully, technological advances in dentistry make it possible to restore a full smile in a single day, even in patients who have lost all of their natural teeth. At Integrative Dental Arts, we now offer the All on 4 implant system, which can replace all of your missing teeth in a single day.

If you are living with significant tooth loss, or are about to have your remaining teeth extracted, then the All on 4 implant system could be the solution you need to restore your smile, your chewing ability, and your confidence.

There are 40 million people in America who have lost all their teeth

This information, based on estimates by the American College of Prosthodontists after evaluating multiple epidemiological studies, may seem shocking to you. The news is even graver for older Americans. The ASP estimates that 30 percent of individuals who are between the ages of 65 and 74 have lost all their teeth. The consequences of tooth loss to this degree may disrupt your daily life: nutritional deficiencies and speech problems are possible, along with other issues such as feeling embarrassed about your smile.

After receiving All on 4, your new teeth look and feel just like natural teeth

When you receive the All on 4 system, four dental implants are placed at precise locations in your dental arch, and then you will receive a single unit of replacement teeth on the same day. These teeth will look and function like normal healthy teeth; they can be matched to the shape and color of any other remaining natural teeth you have in your mouth, such as teeth on the opposing dental arch. Because they are permanent, cleaning your replacement teeth consists of brushing and flossing daily. Plus, the All on 4 teeth will not slip in the mouth as economy dentures have been known to do. Meanwhile, you regain as much as 90 percent of your original chewing ability.

Offering teeth in a day in Agoura Hills for patients with significant tooth loss

At Integrative Dental Arts, we are excited to now offer All on 4 as part of our extensive range of services. Dr. Cristina Markiewicz specializes in these procedures, which are best for patients who already have lost all or most of the teeth on a single dental arch, or who expect this level of significant tooth loss in the near future. The first step is to meet with Dr. Markiewicz for a consultation, where your medical history will be evaluated, along with your current oral health and the state of any remaining teeth. You may have some X-rays taken during this initial step in the process. The images will be used to help compose a treatment plan.

It’s not too late for you to restore your smile. Find out more about All on 4 by calling our office at (818) 889-0400 to schedule a consultation.

Integrative Dental Arts serves patients in the areas of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village in southern California.