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Smiling not only makes you look younger—and thinner, according to research from the University of Missouri-Kansas City—it also makes you feel happier. The act of smiling releases dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin that act as nature’s pain relievers.
Your smile is also one of the very first things people notice about you at the first meeting. You may not immediately notice if someone’s shirt is ripped or their hair is out of place, but you will notice lipstick smeared on teeth immediately, or a piece of food caught between teeth. If you have an imperfect or flawed smile, you may find yourself hiding it, so others don’t notice. Hiding your teeth while you talk or smile can be stressful, and affects your self-confidence.
If you are missing more than one tooth, you might be eager to restore them. Dr. Russel Mann may recommend dental implants as the gold standard for restoring the function and look of your smile. For patients who don’t want to replace multiple missing teeth with dental implants, All-on-4 might be the best option for replacing teeth quickly and efficiently.
Dr. Russel Mann has advanced training in a variety of oral surgical techniques, including bone and soft tissue grafting for natural-looking dental implants. Manchester patients can enjoy comprehensive dental services in the comfort of one dental location. Read on to find out more about the benefits of this tooth implant option and how it could be the right option for you.
If you have multiple missing teeth, Dr. Mann may recommend All-on-4 dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement option. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mann will go over all your smile restoration options. Some Manchester patients may opt for removable dentures or a dental bridge, two dental options that offer many benefits but are not permanent tooth replacements.
Dentures can make your smile look amazing, but some patients find that they can shift or move around, even with the use of adhesives. Having a dental prosthetic that moves or slips around when you eat or speak can be agitating and discomfiting. Patients should also bear in mind that without a tooth root to anchor your jaw bone, the bone can recede and surrounding teeth can shift towards the missing tooth—changing the structure of your smile and affecting multiple teeth.
What many patients don’t know is that having one missing tooth is a significant contributor to losing other teeth.
Dental implants replace your tooth root and are affected by the act of eating, the pressure of chewing on the dental implants stimulates bone growth and keeps your mouth healthy. These dental implants are also known as “Teeth-in-a-day" and use four strategically placed implants along the jaw bone. While individual dental implants finish with a dental crown that mimics the missing tooth, All-on-4 dental implants use a denture plate that is secured to the implants. Unlike traditional dentures, which rest above the gumline, these implants are preserved within the jaw bone and will never shift or move.
A primary benefit of All-on-4 dental implants is that you can walk out with a brand new smile in one day.
Patients who have had missing teeth for a while may already be experiencing jaw bone deterioration can have implants placed where jawbone density is highest. This procedure is ideal for patients who no longer want to wear dentures and cannot get individual dental implants placed. Dental implants not only preserve bone health along with your facial structure and contours, but they are also as secure as your existing teeth.
Manchester patients can enjoy their favorite foods and can speak with confidence, knowing that their dental replacements look and feel exactly like their natural teeth. Other benefits of this type of dental implant include:
All-on-4 is a dental implant technique that is more time-efficient than individually placed dental implants. Watch this 15-second video to see how they work.
These dental implants are also known as Teeth in a Day because the process can be done in as little as 24 hours. This is an excellent option for patients in need of a brand new smile, and who don’t want the inconveniences and insecurities that come with traditional dentures.
All-on-4 works with just four implants in each jaw, making the procedure shorter than traditional dental implants and with faster healing times. Here’s a little bit about how it works. Four titanium implants are placed in the top or bottom jaw, close to the front of the mouth. The bone is the strongest in these areas. Two of the implants are also placed on a tilt allowing for more bone-to-implant contact. A fully customized bridge is then attached to these implants and secured with implant screws.
We then plan some follow-up visits for the next six months until the gums have fully healed. When you are missing multiple teeth, you don’t need need to replace each tooth with a dental implant. The beauty of these dental implants is that all you need is four accurately placed implants to restore your beautiful smile. The biocompatible titanium fuses naturally with your jawbone, eventually becoming a part of your jawline.
At Mann Family Dental, we understand the anxiety patients might feel before oral surgery. Dr. Mann will anesthetize the working area, so our Manchester patients do not feel any pain or discomfort. If any patient thinks that more sedation is necessary, please let anyone on our excellent dental team know. We are more than happy to relieve dental anxiety so that the process is comfortable and stress-free.
It is normal to feel some soreness for a few days after the surgery, but you should not feel any more discomfort than you should expect after an operation. If severe or extensive pain is experienced, please contact our dental office immediately. For the next few days shortly after the procedure, we recommend rest and relaxation instead of strenuous physical activities.
Our Manchester dental office will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including recommended foods and beverages and a check-up schedule.
Manchester patients who take proper care of their All-on-4 dental implants can expect to enjoy them for a lifetime. Along with daily brushing and flossing, we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams so that Dr. Mann can determine if there are any oral issues. While the titanium posts can last a lifetime, there may be times that the denture plate needs to be replaced. A well-fabricated and maintained implant denture can last you over eight years.
Are you considering All-on-4 but need more information before you decide? Please call Manchester dentist Dr. Russell Mann at (603) 625-9823; we will be more than happy to arrange an appointment for a commitment-free consultation to discuss your dental implant options.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mann will take an image of your mouth using our 3-D Cone Beam Scanner. This scan will help our dental team determine if dental implants can be placed, and allow Dr. Mann to plan out a smile treatment plan for you.
Dr. Russell Mann graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston Texas and has owned and operated his dental practice in Manchester New Hampshire for over 20 years.
Dr. Mann has trained extensively with many of today's leading educators in dental implant surgery and restorative techniques. He has advanced training in many surgical techniques including bone and soft tissue grafting for dental implants, allowing him to treat most patients comprehensively in the comfort of his own dental office.
Dr. Mann has completed all of Dr. Arun Garg's Implant Seminars curriculum...