Can just four dental implants replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, that answer is a resounding yes. You can receive All-on-4's in Sanger by Dr. Gage and his team in just one day!
In 1998, Dr. Gage graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry-Texas A&M University Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Gage is always committed to learning the latest advancements in dentistry through numerous hours of continuing education. He endorses Den-Mat products, Cerinate Laboratories Lumineers' minimally invasive veneers, Sapphire Whitening procedures, and Nobel Biocare implant products. Dr. Gage and his family moved back to North Padre Island to open their state of the art dental office after practicing in the North Texas area for over 20 years. On top of running his cosmetic and family dental office full time, Dr. Gage has spent the last 22 years donating his time presenting dental preventative healthcare programs for all ages at numerous schools across North Texas. He provides dental supplies and more to the students, teachers, and staff. Currently, Dr. Gage is married to Ashley Gage, the co-owner of Cheer Explosion, which is a subsidiary of Buzy Body Tumble and Cheer in Sanger, TX. The couple has 4 children; Preston, Peyton, Presley, and Pailyn. Dr. Gage was very active in Sanger ISD where he was the President of the Sanger Education Foundation. They look forward to becoming more involved with Seashore Charter Schools and the Island community.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture in place. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. The goal is to create a smile with teeth that look and feel just like your own. Dr. Gage will discuss all options of tooth replacement at your appointment and discuss the advantages and disadvantages to all of these options. If you decide you would like implant treatment, we will discuss all of the steps and parts in detail.
Our X-Guide system is designed to consistently elevate Precision and Control in our dental implant surgeries.
Interactive, turn-by-turn guidance gives Dr. Gage the ability to improve every movement of the hand piece during implant delivery for more exact implant placement – it's like a GPS for placing the implants!
X-Guide makes it easy to be exact by using impressive, patented navigation technologies.
Don't Want Dentures? All-on-4 Could be the Answer
To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, you should first understand what a dental implant is.
An implant is a small titanium screw that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root-part of your tooth. Minor surgery is required to insert the implants. Once the implant is in place, a crown is attached to give you a highly realistic-looking and functional prosthetic tooth.
You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All you need is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the all-on-four.
All-on-4 Dental Implants give you the look and feel of natural teeth with the stability of fixed implants. Ordinary dentures sit on top of your gums, without stimulating bone growth. They can slip and cause sores and discomfort.
All-on-4 dental implants are not only securely fixed, but there’s no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating is more comfortable and food tastes better. The ‘sunken look’, that happens when teeth are lost, is due to the loss of bone in the jaw. When dental implants are put into place, to anchor your dentures, bone begins to grow around the implant. This process is called osseointegration. Osseointegration not only keeps your implants secure, but it also fills out the part of the jaw that would have ‘sunken’ without support of the bone. All-on-4s combine the security of Dental Implants with the cost effectiveness of Dentures.
And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth. Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it prevents future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure—and better oral health. But perhaps the biggest surprise about the all-on-four is how quickly it can transform your life.