Our team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery group strongly believes that patients missing teeth should not have to suffer with diminished oral function, embarrassment, and uncomfortable prosthetics. For these reasons, we offer a revolutionary alternative to traditional dentures that is both comfortable and natural looking.
Using the All-on-4 method, a full arch of prosthetic teeth can be supported with just four dental implants. Placed in strategic locations throughout the lower or upper jaw, these four dental implants act as a sturdy anchor for prosthetic teeth so that patients can enjoy a diet without restrictions and speak comfortably. Using dental implants to support dentures prevents prosthetic teeth from moving in the mouth. Since ill-fitting or well-worn dentures tend to move and slide when speaking or eating, implants allow a level of security and stability that traditional dentures simply cannot provide.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dentures
Using the All-on-4 method to support a set of dentures offers unique advantages when compared to traditional dentures. Implants anchor dentures below the gum line whereas traditional dentures rest on top of the gums and rely on the shape and contour of the jawbone for stability. Over time, patients with tooth loss will lose bone mass due to atrophy. This is especially common with denture wearers. Fortunately, dental implants, including the All-on-4 method, prevent bone atrophy and resorption. This allows patients to retain their bone mass.
An additional benefit to implant supported dentures is the fact that patients can eat even the most difficult foods such as steak or an apple with ease. This also means that patients can speak and smile proudly without worrying about denture slippage. Furthermore, sticky and difficult-to-use adhesives are no longer needed to help hold dentures in place.
If you are considering replacing traditional dentures with implant supported prosthetics, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at our practice. One of our oral surgeons will gladly help you review your tooth replacement options and determine the appropriate treatment that is just right for your needs. To schedule your appointment, call our office today.