Can Those with All-on-4 Implants Still Struggle with Jaw Resorption?
Posted on 9/13/2018 by ARCHPOINT
All-on-4 implants are some of the most requested by people who have missing teeth and use dentures or are considering their options to replace the missing pieces.
This technology promises that the implant will act as a bone and prevent further bone loss. Jaw resorption or bone loss in the jaw is sometimes caused by periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss and the need for devices such as All-on-4 implants.
The good news is that with this new technology, the body can regenerate new bone, which was impossible in the past. The root of the tooth is replaced with implants made of titanium. One of the most amazing qualities of titanium is that it can fuse with the bone to which it is attached. This can cause the body to regenerate lost bone.
Why Does Jaw Resorption Happen?
Teeth don't only serve an aesthetic purpose, nor are they only useful for eating, chewing and speaking. The action of biting helps to strengthen the jaw bone. When one or more teeth are missing, the stimulation of the bone is gone and with it the lack of nutrients to the root of the tooth. As a result, jaw resorption happens.
Can All-on-4 Implants Stop Jaw Resorption?
When the implant made of titanium is fused to the bone, it behaves in a similar way to your real teeth and roots. The body will once again send nutrients the bone needs to grow, which helps to keep the jaw strong and healthy.
One of the most significant problems that come with missing teeth is bone loss, but with All-on-4 implants the jaw resorption problem could be solved. Until relatively recently, once the bone was gone, there was nothing oral surgeons could do to replace it until the All-on-4 technology became available. It is essential you realize not everyone is a candidate for this oral surgery, but we can discuss your situation with you in detail during your consultation.