Dental implants have revolutionized restorative dentistry, offering an alternative to dentures, once the most viable option patients had for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. Now, dental implants have gotten even better with All-On-4. Instead of one implant per missing tooth, All-On-4 uses four implants and attaches a bridge of prosthetic teeth to each implant or a permanent denture to each implant. The result is a strong smile.
Every dental patient looking for a way to replace missing teeth will be presented with various restorations appropriate for their unique needs. Usually, the choice comes down to implants or dentures. Here are just four reasons patients choose All-On-4 dental implants:
1. All-On-4 implants are permanent and secure.
One of the biggest concerns denture patients have is the security of their dentures. Unreliable denture adhesive can be a burden and a stress. Will the adhesive last? Will the dentures hold for that important event? Will you be able to talk and eat without the dentures slipping loose?
All-on-4 dental implants don’t require adhesive. They don’t make you worry about your dentures falling out. Once the implant is placed in your jaw, it is permanent. Even if you have low bone density, dental implants could work for you.
2. Dental implants are comfortable.
Denture-wearers are regularly reminded of the presence of their dentures. Discomfort or slipping is hard to avoid. Some denture-wearers even have irritation, soreness, or pain. Plus, dentures can be bulky.
All-On-4 makes you comfortable. The implants are placed without the jawbone and they’re not visible. You will never feel the implants doing their hard work, holding your prosthetic teeth in place.
3. All-On-4 stays the same.
Over time, a denture-wearer’s mouth can change because of jawbone deterioration. The original denture fitting that was customized to suit the gum tissue and jawbone made need to be adjusted to prevent looseness and discomfort. A new set of dentures may even be necessary.
If the natural tooth roots are replaced using All-On-4, the jawbone is stimulated, so jawbone deterioration is minimized. Plus, you will never have a problem with the function of the implants. Once surgically implanted and received by your jawbone, the implants are there for life, and so are your new teeth.
4. Dental implants improve your confidence.
Getting older is hard enough. Shouldn’t it be easier to take care of your oral health? When it comes time to consider dentures, whatever age you are, the goal should always be to choose the most appropriate restoration that will have you feeling confident, proud, and happy.
Being anxious about how dentures might look is understandable. Done improperly, dentures can look fake or bulky. Done well, dentures can be an excellent tooth restoration. However, dental implants always look natural. They’re secure, allow you to chew and bite easily, don’t interrupt your speech, improve the shape of your face to eliminate a compressed or shrunken look, and support jawbone health. Plus, implants give you a gorgeous smile, and a major boost to your self-confidence.
Choosing Between All-On-4 Dental Implants and Dentures
There is a dental restoration for every patient, but don’t be discouraged if you’re told you can only wear dentures. This tooth replacement method has been modernized so that the dentures are better-customized to your mouth. Your Johns Creek dentist will make sure you are comfortable and happy if you are a denture-wearer.
If you are a candidate for dental implants, however, the choice for replacing missing teeth should be easy. Even if you have only a few missing teeth, a single dental implant is the most secure way to give you a complete, natural-looking smile again. Contact your Johns Creek dentist at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care to schedule your consultation and learn more about All-On-4 dental implants.