If you’re among the 35 million Americans who have lost all their teeth in one or both arches, you’ve probably given a traditional denture a try. New innovations in dentistry have improved their function and aesthetics. Unfortunately, they will always have their limitations. You don’t need to settle for less than the best. You can enjoy a close replica of your natural teeth with All-On-4. If you need full mouth replacement, it’s time to discover the security of dental implants when stabilizing your denture.
A conventional denture is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Although this method is effective, you’ll always experience some degree of slipping and irritation. To resolve the issues, you can attach your denture to your jawbone using dental implants.
A traditional implant-retained denture relies on 8 to 12 titanium posts to hold your denture in place. Unfortunately, if you’ve experienced bone loss, you won’t be a candidate for the treatment until after you’ve undergone an additional procedure to strengthen your jaw.
Instead, you can enjoy dental implants; however, only 4 posts are used. Although fewer implant posts stabilize your denture, you’ll still advantage from the same benefits as an implant-retained denture, as a few others as well. Not to mention, you can also skip the hassle of bone grafting.
If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss, you might be a candidate for All-On-4. Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you can benefit from dental implants, but you’ll still need a thorough consultation to ensure they are right for you. Besides reviewing your medical, oral, and lifestyle history, we’ll also need to review a CT scan of your mouth to ensure there aren’t any hidden issues that may cause complications, like infection.
All-On-4 allows you to achieve all the benefits of dental implants. With fewer posts necessary to support your denture, you’ll also enjoy a few additional advantages as well, such as:
Traditional implant-retained dentures require a multi-phased treatment process that can take several months to complete. Besides the steps necessary to place your implants and denture, many patients also require additional procedures, like bone grafting.
All-On-4 streamlines the process. The posts are placed into the thickest parts of your jaw, so you won’t need bone grafting if you’ve lost density in your jaw. Often, you can be fitted with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you won’t need to go without any teeth while you heal.
If you’re ready to enjoy a close replica of your natural teeth, we have the solution for you. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for All-On-4.
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