onevisitimplants Losing your teeth can have a number of negative effects on your smile and your overall health. In addition, your confidence may suffer due to advanced tooth loss. At Periodontic Excellence, your Allen implant specialist, Dr. Marco Cueva, offers a breakthrough procedure that allows you to obtain quality dental prosthetics in just one visit. The Dangers of Tooth Loss According to a recent study by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, by age 74 over 26% of adults in the US have lost all of their teeth. Missing teeth make clear communication difficult, impeding speech. Tooth loss also deprives patients of crucial nutrients since they must subsist on a diet if purely soft foods. Finally, when you lose one or more teeth, the body stops supplying doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these nutrients, the jawbone deteriorates, leading to the development of jowls, sunken cheeks, and ptotic chins. Dental Implants With dental implants, your Allen implant specialist can prevent the loss of bone tissue associated with missing teeth. Implants consist of biocompatible titanium posts inserted directly into the jaw. Through the process of osseintegration, the bone bonds with the implants, anchoring your replacement teeth into place. Since the body accepts the implant as a natural tooth, the flow of nutrients resumes, protecting your smile and your youthful features. For added convenience, Dr. Cueva offers one visit implants with All-on-4. All-on-4 allows Dr. Cueva to place a full set of dentures in just one visit. Implant dentures are fixed, so patients don’t need adhesives and don’t need to worry about embarrassing slippage when eating or speaking. After placing four implant posts, a set of lifelike dental prosthetics will be attached to the implants. The All-on-4 system reduces the need for bone grafting and provides a faster healing time when compared to other implant procedures. With the placement of All-on-4, you can eat, speak, and smile with ease. For more information on the All-on-4 system and our other implant options, talk to your Allen implant specialist today. About Dr. Marco Cueva: Marco Cueva, DDS is a board-certified periodontist with extensive training in periodontology and implantology. New patients can schedule an appointment or a consultation by calling 972-390-9944.