Are you considering dentures supported by dental implants as a treatment option for tooth loss? If so, you could be making one of the best decisions possible for your oral health. Replacing lost teeth is important for restoring a person’s oral function and appearance. All-on-4 implant-supported dentures make for durable and natural looking prosthetic teeth.
All-on-4 will appear very natural because this treatment option consists of patients wearing high-quality, custom dentures fixed to permanent dental implants.
Dental implants are embedded into the jawbone to replace the missing roots of teeth. When implants are spaced properly throughout the jawbone, they can be used to support an entire arch of prosthetic teeth (a full denture). These prosthetics will hold dentures in place so that a person can enjoy speaking and eating without their prosthetic teeth moving.
Today’s custom dentures are made from very lifelike materials. Porcelain is used to replicate the structure of teeth. This material is ideal because it is available in many white shades and has a luster similar to the light-reflecting qualities of biological teeth. Then, the bases of dentures are made from pink-colored acrylics that provide the perfect structural transition between porcelain and the gingiva.
How can All-on-4 benefit my health?
In addition to the natural appearance and increased oral function that implant-supported dentures provide, wearing All-on-4 is beneficial to a person’s oral health. Dental implants support the entire oral health system by keeping bone in the jaw active and by stabilizing prosthetic teeth. Since implants keep bone active, patients will enjoy a lower risk for developing post-tooth loss bone deterioration.
Another benefit to wearing All-on-4 is the fact that this tooth replacement option greatly increases denture performance. Those whose dentures are secured to dental implants do not suffer with the same oral function limitations conventional dentures present.
In many cases, people with implant-supported dentures have more well-rounded diets than those who wear unsupported dentures. Receiving proper nutrition is essential to maintaining good oral health and wellness.
If you are interested in learning more about All-on-4, call our team at EverSmile to reserve a dental implant consultation with our oral surgeon.