All-on-4 dentures are complete sets of upper or lower teeth anchored by four dental implants. They are firmly held in place by metal bars attached to the tops of the implants. These dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth, giving them a full, beautiful smile while allowing them to enjoy eating their favorite foods again.
At Kiley A. Smith, DDS, the All-on-4 denture procedure typically takes two appointments to complete. During your first appointment, we place the dental implants into your jawbone and take measurements and impressions to create your new dentures. Then, during the second appointment, we check the fit of the dentures and securely attach them to the implants so you can once again eat, chew, speak, and smile like before.
All-On-4 Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
All-on-4 is a modern type of denture that is permanently attached to a set of dental implants. Once placed, the implants act as artificial tooth roots and support the denture.
This makes all-on-4 dentures much more stable than traditional dentures and allows patients to fully restore their oral functions. Traditional dentures may become ill-fitting over time and slip out of place when the patient eats or speaks.
Because all-on-4 dentures are attached to dental implants, they also help to keep your jawbone healthy by preventing bone loss. Traditional dentures do not do this. With traditional dentures, you can experience bone loss over time.
All-on-4 dentures are an excellent option for patients who want to replace an entire arch of teeth but want to avoid the drawbacks of traditional dentures.
The Benefits of All-On-4 Dentures
All-on-4 dentures offer all the benefits of traditional dentures and more. These dentures are an excellent choice for patients looking for a more modern and stable solution to tooth loss.
Perhaps the most significant advantage of all-on-4 dentures is their convenience. These dentures are permanently attached to four dental implants. Because of this, you never have to worry about removing or adjusting them.
All-on-4 dentures are the next best thing to having natural teeth. The dentures are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth. This means they function just like your natural teeth as well.
Many patients also choose all-on-4 dentures because they offer an increased sense of security. They snap into place, so you don’t have to worry about them coming loose. All-on-4 dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing all of their teeth.
Visit Kiley A. Smith, DDS, at 1005 Marlandwood Rd Suite 104, Temple 76502, or call (254) 791-1010 to learn more about the benefits of all-on-4 dentures.