Do you wish your dentures were more stable? Perhaps they move about your mouth when chewing food or speaking. Over time, as the mouth changes shape from bone atrophy, dentures tend to become ill fitting and uncomfortable. Fortunately, our oral surgeon offers a solution that helps preserve bone mass and anchors dentures in place. By using dental implants to support dentures, patients can enjoy a beautiful new smile that is durable and permanent.
What are All-on-4 dentures?
The term All-on-4 dentures refers to a method by which a set of prosthetic teeth are fixed to dental implants. This method of stabilizing dentures increases oral function and self-confidence. Unique to traditional dentures, the All-on-4 method replaces lost tooth structure below the gums. Our oral surgeon will surgically embed four dental implants in strategic locations throughout one of the jaws to anchor a full arch of prosthetic teeth. Dental implants are small screw-like posts that are made from the durable metal alloy, titanium. With time, the jawbone will fuse around the titanium posts to secure them in the jaw. This allows the dental implants to function like the roots of teeth and support dentures.
What are the benefits of implant supported dentures?
The most obvious benefit of the All-on-4 method is that patients enjoy a comfortable set of replacement teeth that will not slip or move during speaking or eating. Implant supported dentures tend to look very natural, which helps patients feel confident to smile. Dental implants also support bone health and prevent bone atrophy. This allows patients to retain the natural shape of their face and prolongs the longevity of dentures.
How do I go about receiving All-on-4 dentures?
To determine if implant supported dentures are best for you, you should schedule a consultation with our skilled oral surgeons. At your appointment, your doctor will perform a thorough oral health evaluation and determine if you are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. Our team will also answer any concerns or questions you have.
Call us today to book your consultation.