Have you lost teeth? Does the process to receive a single dental implant seem too long? If you have lost most of or all of your teeth, there is a quicker solution to tooth replacement than traditional implants that requires less wait time for a complete, restored smile. Offering implant supported dentures with the All-on-4 placement method, our oral surgeon can give you a brand new smile that looks and feels natural.
All-on-4 Implants Support an Entire Arch of Teeth
Dental implants are screw-like posts constructed from titanium and are embedded into the jaw to anchor prosthetics like crowns or dentures. Functioning similarly to roots of teeth, implants provide a sturdy anchor to prosthetic teeth below the surface of the gums. Supported by bone structure, implants provide incredible durability and longevity.
When it comes to implant supported dentures, a series of four, strategically placed implants are embedded surgically into the jaw. Their location in the jaw allows the implants to fully support an arch of dentures. Since the implants are slightly smaller than single tooth dental implants, a set of dentures can often be attached to the implants the same day as the implantation surgery. With single tooth replacements, patients typically don’t receive their permanent crown for at least six months after their initial surgery, while many patients with dentures supported by implants can receive their permanent replacement teeth on the same day as their surgery.
Benefits of All-on-4 Implants
Compared to traditional dentures that lie on top of the gums, dentures supported by implants are far more stable. This allows patients to eat food without restrictions comfortably and efficiently. Other benefits to using implants to support dentures include the prevention of bone resorption, or atrophy. Changes in bone density can lead to patients appearing older than they should and the need for purchasing new pairs of dentures more frequently.
To learn more about your tooth replacement options, contact Dallas Oral Surgery Associates to schedule a consultation today.