When birthdays come around, it is not surprising to hear someone quip, “Age is just a number,” or, “Youth is a state of mind.” In many respects, that is true. Some adults do not tend to dwell on age much. Others think about finding the proverbial “fountain of youth” all the time. If your teeth are giving away your age, it might be time to think about the steps you can take to rejuvenate the look of your smile. Dr. Chris Tye and the team at Texas Oral Surgery Specialists know exactly how to help patients in Grapevine, TX, and the surrounding area to begin a journey to a healthy and more youthful look using All-on-4® dental implants.
If you are a traditional denture wearer, you know there are some benefits to them but also quite a few drawbacks. How would it feel to not have to worry about dentures coming loose or slipping out ever again? What a treat it would be to have up to 90 percent chewing function and not feel like you have to restrict the kinds of foods you can eat. A health benefit of choosing the All-on-4 implants that they can help you achieve greater jaw and bone health, relieving issues related to osteoporosis and jaw bone loss.
Should I choose All-on-4?
The look of your teeth can be entirely reimagined with All-on-4 dental implants. When you come in to Texas Oral Surgery Specialists and consult with Dr. Tye, he will listen to your questions and respond to any concerns you may have. He can help you discover whether choosing All-on-4 implants is right for you, especially if you suffer from tooth decay or have broken or missing teeth. Here is how it works: The dentist will place titanium implants into the bone of your jaw and existing gum line. If a bone graft is needed to build mass in your jawbone, Dr. Tye can oversee treatment that will prepare your mouth to receive the implants. Often patients will wear a temporary prosthesis while their final restoration is being created, and recovery time lasts four to six months. The permanent result is a brighter, healthy smile. Dr. Chris Tye is expertly trained in oral surgery and will apply the latest techniques during the process and will help monitor your recovery.
Is there an age requirement for dental implants?
It is easy to imagine the cosmetic and functional results of dental implants, but when is the right time to take this step? First, there is not a defined upper age limit for dental implants, whether it is a single tooth or permanent bridges. There is, however, a lower age limit. Often dental professionals will tell you because children and teens continue growing into their latter teens and sometimes their 20’s, it is wiser not to pursue dental implants until at least after age 18. Every individual patient is different and has specific health care needs, and Dr. Tye can help determine the best approach to your oral care.
Contact us to schedule your consultation at your Grapevine, TX, dentist today!
Make time today to call to schedule your free consultation at our offices at (817) 552-3223.
During your appointment, Dr. Chris Tye will provide a comprehensive explanation of the All-in-4 procedure and provide input about your individual dental care. Nominated by his peers as one of Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Doctor and Top Dentist distinction year over year, Dr. Tye can explain the dental implant process and answer your questions. The office of Texas Oral Surgery Specialists is located at 6904 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 100 (HWY. 26) in Colleyville, TX 76034. Plan your visit and take the first step in renewing your smile.