Osseointegration, edentulism, All on 4TM… Costs, pain, time off work, will it work…?
For the Average Joe, these are intimidating terms and questions. But when the alternative is living with discomfort and the hassle of worrying about your appearance, hygiene and meal times, it’s time to find out what your alternatives are so that you can change your life for the better. Time to do some research! Knowledge is power, especially when it empowers you to make a dramatic positive change to your lifestyle and self-esteem. You will also find that signing up for a surgical dental procedure that will change your life forever – such as the All on 4 TM protocol – is not as daunting as it may at first seem once you have a basic understanding of what it entails.
In this two-part article series, we shall be unraveling some of the seemingly complicated dentistry terms and procedures you should become familiar with if you are already edentulous or are facing an immediate future of edentulism. And there’s our first term… edentulism!
Decoding Dentistry Terms
Edentulism is essentially a ‘nice’ way of saying “toothless.” Edentulous is the state of not having a single original adult tooth …