Do you dread wearing dentures because you know they present dietary limitations? Perhaps you have a relative who struggled with dentures while eating. Fortunately, there’s a solution for improving dentures’ functionality with dental implants. By securing dentures to dental implants, also called All-on-4, you can eat a full balanced diet, comfortably and effectively. Moreover, All-on-4 looks and feels more like biological teeth and less like prosthetics.
How All-on-4 Improves Oral Function
All-on-4 is a specific method for anchoring dentures to strategically embedded dental implants. An implant is a small cylinder made from titanium. It’s embedded into the jawbone so that it can mimic the function of the roots of teeth.
Implants feature abutments to which dentures can fasten. This gives dentures far more stability because they’re fixed in place. For instance, conventional dentures lie on top of the gums. The width of the jaw and its arched shape are what hold them in place. This presents problems when patients develop bone atrophy and when they chew on certain food items. Dental implants, however, provide something very durable and stable to which dentures can draw support.
With All-on-4, patients enjoy increased biting force. This makes eating tough and chewy foods items much easier. Dental implants will also keep the jawbones active, which prevents bone loss after tooth loss.
Natural Looking, Custom Dentures
The dentures fastened to dental implants are custom made from fine, high quality materials. Dentures are constructed from porcelain, which closely resembles the color and luster of teeth. They have pink-tinted acrylic bases that help prosthetic teeth blend seamlessly into the gums.
Dentures are constructed to very specific dimensions so that they fit comfortably and appear as natural as possible. This means that every set of permanent dentures made is created just for that patient. Not only will they accommodate a person’s unique anatomy, they will lend a youthful appearance by filling out one’s cheeks and lips.
Life without teeth is difficult. Looking into your tooth replacement options will help you resume healthy oral function and enjoy a restored appearance. Call Dallas Oral Surgery Associates to schedule an All-on-4 consultation with our oral surgeon.