Are you tired of struggling with messy adhesives or ill-fitting dentures? If you are, you shouldn’t feel alone. Many patients with dentures feel that their prosthetic teeth are not stable enough to chew food and speak. Fortunately, using dental implants to anchor and support prosthetic teeth affords patients with dentures the opportunity to eat all of their favorite foods with ease and speak without obstruction. Our experienced oral surgeon utilizes the revolutionary All-on-4 method to help you reclaim optimal oral function and your confidence.
How the All-on-4 Method Works
The All-on-4 method anchors dentures below the surface of the gums. This is done by surgically embedding four dental implants into the jawbone. Placed in strategic locations, these titanium implants will hold prosthetic teeth firmly in place, much like a tooth’s roots stabilize a tooth. With this method, only four implants are required for each set of teeth, and many patients enjoy a complete smile in a same-day procedure.
The All-on-4 method anchors dentures below the surface of the gums.
Dental implants have been used to replace teeth for quite some time. In addition to anchoring a set of teeth, they are also used to replace a single tooth. The reason that implants are so effective at improving oral function is because of their composition. Bones in the body integrate and fuse to titanium through a process called osseintegration. This biological process allows the jawbone to hold the implant in place permanently.
All-on-4 vs. Traditional Dentures
When compared to traditional dentures, the All-on-4 method provides unique advantages to our patients. Dental implants help prevent the body from resorbing bone mass, thus preventing the need for new sets of dentures every few years. Implant supported dentures also do not require messy adhesives to stay in place. Because prosthetic teeth are held in place, patients do not have to worry about their dentures moving in their mouths—especially when chewing tough foods.
Our oral surgeons welcome you to schedule a consultation at our practice where our team can help you evaluate your tooth replacement options. To set up an appointment, contact us today.