Losing teeth can profoundly change your life. Its effects are devastating and can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Modern dentistry has options for edentulous patients, one of which, All-on-4, can provide you with a beautiful, functional smile. All-on-4 dentures rely on dental implants to stabilize natural-looking, custom-made dentures.
How Dental Implants Improve Denture Performance
When dentures are used alone to replace teeth, they can have limitations. Many patients struggle with their prosthetic teeth moving during meals and when speaking. Over time, the shape of a person’s mouth will change after tooth loss. This is because the body resorbs bone mass in the jaw. Losing bone can affect the comfort and function of dentures, too.
Securing dentures to dental implants will improve a patient’s oral function and prevent bone loss by keeping the jaw active. Dental implants also give patients more control when eating and are incredibly long lasting and durable. They are constructed from titanium, a metal known for its biocompatible properties.
All-on-4, the Future of Prosthetic Teeth
Using dental implants to improve the function of dentures can give patients a new lease on life. This treatment option is low maintenance as well. It makes the need for messy dentures adhesives obsolete. Since bone in the jaw is preserved, a patient’s dentures can fit comfortably far longer than those who use prosthetics without dental implants.
All-on-4 produces a natural looking smile, too. Today’s dentures are crafted from beautiful, lifelike materials such as porcelain and custom acrylic bases. They will blend seamlessly into the gums so that those around you see nothing but a vibrant smile.
Scheduling an Implant-Supported Dentures Consultation
If All-on-4 piques your interest, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our caring prosthodontist. Our dentist is a specialist that designs comfortable and beautiful replacement teeth. After a consultation in our state-of-the-art practice, we will be able to develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs and budget.
Give our team at Dakota Prosthodontics and Implant Center a call to reserve a tooth replacement consultation.