Contrary to what you may believe, you are never too old to have your teeth straightened.
Teeth straightening, also known as Orthodontics, has become an increasingly popular treatment in preference to other more invasive options.
Nowadays the appliances used are fast, effective and in some cases nearly invisible, so even the people closest to you will not even be aware you have had the treatment carried out. Here at K2 Dental Zaki Kanaan, Director and Implantologist, is very experienced in carrying out this procedure and “All on 4” is a new tooth implant treatment that K2 are now offering their clients.
In a world that is increasingly image conscious having the perfect smile is very important and being able to show of your teeth with pride can be a great boost to your confidence. Improving your appearance is just one reason to get any missing teeth replaced and having a full set of teeth is also good for the overall health of your mouth.
The ‘All-on-4’ treatment is all about replacing lost teeth. In the past, having a number of teeth replaced could be a lengthy process involving many implants placed in your mouth. ‘All-on-4’ is different because you can have a set of replacement teeth fitted in just one day with only four implants needed. It is a process initially pioneered by a Portuguese dentist, Dr. Paulo Malo, who wanted to offer patients the opportunity to have a bridge in place quickly using the minimum amount of implants and avoiding the need for bone grafts.
Dental implants are a long established solution for lost teeth and basically involve having a socket placed into the gum, into which a crown can be placed. This crown can then support a bridge of other replacement teeth.
All-on-4 is different because it can give patients a whole new set of teeth using only four implants. It is able achieve this by placing two of the four implants at such an angle that the bridge is supported by the implants at the front of the mouth, where the jaw bone is denser and stronger.
To take advantage of this amazing treatment the first step is to visit us for an examination and to discuss your individual solution options. The second step is the preparation phase, where we will plan the next steps of the process and give you an insight into how your dental implants will be placed. The process will be implemented in which we place the necessary dental implants in your jaw and then – hey presto – you will be ready to show off your beautiful new smile!
You may have seen ‘All-on-4’ sometimes referred to in other ways such as ‘Teeth in a day’, ‘Same day teeth’ or ‘Same day smile.’
At K2 we also offer other teeth straightening options which you can also read about on our website particularly ‘Invisalign’ – revolutionary and nearly invisible braces. They are a series of clear custom made orthodontic aligners which have been a market leader and very popular choice with patients. Each aligner is worn and then changed every two weeks, until the teeth have been realigned and the course of treatment is finished.
The other option is the Inman Aligner is a custom made orthodontic appliance that generates a comfortable yet continuous force on the teeth, to help realign them. It is a quick, efficient way to straighten the front teeth for both the upper and lower jaw, and can also be used to treat adult relapse. In some cases this treatment can be less time consuming and less expensive than some other options.
Whichever option you prefer we are always here to help you and offer our expert advice so get in touch soon.
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