All on four dentures

All on four dentures

All-on-four dentures consist of a complete set of upper or lower teeth anchored onto four dental implants. They are held in place by attaching a metal bar to the tops of the implants, which keeps them securely in place. 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-four denture procedure typically takes two appointments to complete. During your first appointment, we implant the dental implants into your jawbone. Then, during the second appointment, we will make your new dentures. These dentures will fit securely over the implants, and you will be able to eat, chew, speak, and smile easily.

All-On-Four Procedure vs. Traditional Dentures

Your dentist will design a complete set of upper and lower teeth with traditional dentures for you. These dentures are worn during the day but must be removed at night.

All-on-four is a newer type of denture, and these are permanently fused to a group of dental implants, which, once placed, act as artificial tooth roots, preventing bone loss.

Because dentures are attached to dental implants, they also help to keep your jawbone healthy. Traditional dentures do not do this. Traditional dentures can cause bone loss over time. All-on-four dentures can help prevent this problem.

All-on-four dentures are an excellent option for people who want to replace an entire arch of teeth but want to avoid the drawbacks of traditional dentures.

The Benefits of All-On-Four Dentures

All-on-four dentures offer all the benefits that come with dentures but with even more. These dentures are an excellent choice for many patients. Perhaps the most significant advantage of all-on-four 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-four dentures are also 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-four dentures because they offer an increased sense of security. They snap into place, so you don’t have to worry about them coming loose. Finally, all-on-four 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-four dentures.