If you’ve suffered with tooth loss, you likely miss the days where you could bite into a crisp apple or chew a tasty, marbled steak. Adding insult to injury is the fact that conventional tooth replacement methods come with limitations that restrict our diets. Fortunately, there is a more durable solution to tooth loss: dentures supported by dental implants (also known as All-on-4) that can give you the control you need to eat the foods you love.
How All-on-4 Works
All-on-4 is a tooth replacement method that anchors a set of custom-made dentures to dental implants. This provides patients with increased function and control of their prosthetic teeth. Dental implants are prosthetics designed to replace the roots of teeth. They provide a sturdy base for dentures so that patients can eat and speak with confidence and ease.
Dental implants are embedded into the jawbone and have abutments that lock dentures in place. Since implants are placed beneath the gums, all that others will see are a set of beautiful and lifelike teeth. This treatment option not only increases oral function; it is low maintenance and helps support the entire oral health system.
It’s important to note that today’s dentures are a substantial upgrade compared to prosthetics of the past. Advanced technology and lifelike materials make modern dentures more functional and attractive. Each set of dentures is custom made for a person so that they fit perfectly inside the mouth and accommodate a person’s unique oral anatomy and facial structure.
Benefits of All-on-4
Aside from improved oral function, All-on-4 offers other unique advantages. Dental implants help patients retain their youthful appearance because they prevent atrophy of bone in the jaw. Protecting bone mass will also help ensure that a person’s dentures fit and function properly.
All-on-4 for is easy to clean and care for. You can brush your prosthetic teeth as normal, and you will not have to rely on sticky adhesives or overnight soaking to keep your smile in tip-top shape.
If you have questions about All-on-4, call Dakota Prosthodontics and Implant Center to schedule a consultation with our prosthodontist.