If you look at the smile of a young child who has just started losing baby teeth, it is common to see one or more gaps in his or her mouth. You may not think missing teeth are seen as frequently in adults, but that is not necessarily true. There are several things that can cause missing teeth in adulthood, including:
• Injuries and accidents
• Tooth decay
• Chronic health problems
If you are one of the many adults with missing teeth, there is no reason to simply think tooth loss is something you have to deal with for the rest of your life because you feel too young for dentures. Adults are often missing full arches of teeth and need replacements. Modern technologies such as All-On-4® dental implants make it so many adults can achieve a better quality of life that includes immediate improved functionality of the mouth.
The All-On-4® brand of dental implants is available from Dr. William Gielincki. It is considered superior to traditional options that often require six or more implants and as many as 18 months of treatments. Like the name indicates, there are only four implants needed to anchor a full prosthesis in place. That means even if you have missing teeth throughout your mouth, this procedure could be appropriate for you.
It is also often suitable for people with substantial tooth decay or bone loss in the jaw area. If you have visited other dentists and been told traditional implantation procedures will not work for you, Dr. Gielincki may have other options.
Perhaps you are under the impression you do not know any other adults with tooth loss. However, because today’s techniques are so advanced, they may have helped your peers deal with tooth loss via such natural-looking results you do not realize the individuals once had missing teeth. Contact Dr. Gielincki today and make an appointment to see what he can do for you.