Elderly patients and missing teeth.


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This article focuses on elderly people´s lack of teeth and its consequences, namely their nutrition and appearance. It then explains the advantages of the “All-On-4” dental implant procedure.

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Elderly patients and missing teeth.

  1. 1. Primary Key Phrase: “All-On-4”Dental Implants Secondary Key Phrase: All on Four Dental Implants with Chicago Implant Dentist, Dr. Irfan Atcha Title: Regain your Looks and Health with “All-On-4” Dental Implants Description: This article focuses on elderly people´s lack of teeth and its consequences, namely their nutrition and appearance. It then explains the advantages of the “All-On-4” dental implant procedure. Body: Many people who wear removable dentures frequently complain about how uncomfortable it is to eat with them. The fact that removable dentures are in direct contact with your gums often creates a lot of discomfort while chewing food. Adding to this distress, the disadvantage of not being able to taste your food properly or feel its texture or temperature makes eating a purely functional process rather than an enjoyable experience. Luckily, there is a solution to these problems. The “All-On-4” Dental Implants prosthesis, in contrast to removable dentures, is supported by implants placed in the jawbone, which reenact the role of natural tooth roots. Where removable dentures often cause pain and discomfort, the “All-On-4” eliminates much of the negative attributes of dentures by placing permanent implants into the jawbone, mimicking natural teeth. This allows patients to enjoy their meals with comfort and ease; no longer worrying about the bulky plastic denture that once covered their palate.
  2. 2. Chew Your Way to a Nutritious Diet! The strength with which patients can bite down using removable dentures weakens over the years. The movement of the dentures, deteriorating jawbone health and the discomfort of pressure on the gums result in a weaker bite that leads to a change in patient’s diet. They tend to favor a limited variety of food that is soft and easier to swallow over food that requires a lot of chewing. As time goes by, these changes become habit, creating dietary routines that are not good for one’s health. Malnutrition is a major problem amongst the elderly; the inability to chew effectively with removable dentures can develop serious consequences and possibly shorten one’s average life expectancy due. It is through the array of inconveniences and serious consequences that you realize the importance of your teeth and the effect they have on your way of life. The “All-On-4” dental implants protocol supports a near natural bite force, which allow patients to enjoy a varied and nutritious diet, thus preserving their health and vitality. “All-On-4” Implants: Promoting a Youthful Smile! Great jawbone health is linked to a more youthful smile! The mandible of an older person becomes greatly reduced in size over the years. It is a gradual and progressive change that is caused by the loss of natural teeth. Just like muscles lose shape when unexercised, bones waste away when tooth loss occurs. “All On Four” dental implants can stop this process as they function like natural teeth and help to keep the underlying jawbone stimulated and healthy. Bone needs the stimulation of the tooth roots to maintain its form, density and strength. When this stimulation is lost, it results in the development of a sunken-in chin and puckered, wrinkled oral appearance. “All-on-4” dental implants replace both the root and the crown of the missing tooth or teeth, which helps to promote excellent jawbone health and prevent bone atrophy. So, even though you might not be a spring chicken anymore, you can still keep your smile looking gorgeous and youthful. For patients who have lost most of their teeth or have an edentulous mouth, “All-On-4” Dental Implants are what they need. Not only does the protocol promote overall health by allowing patients to enjoy a nutritious and varied diet and experience the pleasure of
  3. 3. tasting and choosing whatever the menu has to offer, but it will also help to prevent the jawbone from atrophying and wasting away. About the Author Vico Torres is a writer, advertiser and film-maker who has lived and worked in a great variety of countries, including Argentina, South East Asia, China, India, Israel and South Africa. With a passion for online research and writing, he takes much pleasure in writing for dental healthcare professionals about the new, beneficial procedures available for the treatment of tooth loss and edentulism, such as All On 4 dental implants. Together with qualified and experienced All On Four dental implant specialists like Dr. Irfan Atcha, Vico strives to spread the word about these new innovative procedures using the written word as his medium.