While many patients prefer dental implants that support crowns and bridges, the recovery period for multiple dental implants can take quite some time. Theoretically, those who have suffered with total tooth failure would require extensive treatment and a long recovery time to replace every lost tooth with a single dental implant. Edentulous patients can benefit from an alternative method of using implants to support prosthetics with All-on-4. Same day dentures is a procedure that utilizes the All-on-4 method to anchor a full arch of prosthetic teeth (dentures) to small, strategically placed dental implants.
This method means that a person will have their implants embedded and dentures anchored to the implants in one procedure. This reduction in wait time is ideal for those who want to improve their appearance quickly and decrease the time it takes to recover with conventional dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium components that are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. Conventional implants are normally just under ten millimeters in diameter while the dental implants used for All-on-4 are considerably smaller. A dental implant is a sturdy device that can support prosthetics that are used to replace the visible structures of teeth.
What are the benefits of same day dentures?
All-on-4, or same day dentures, is a great way to add additional stabilization and support to conventional dentures. Since conventional dentures lie on top of the gums, their support comes from the curve of the jawbone. With All-on-4, dentures have support from more than the curve of the jaw. Their support comes from dental implants, which anchor and hold them in place. All-on-4 allows patients to enjoy all kinds of food with confidence because their prosthetics will not move. Moreover, dental implants help prevent bone atrophy. Wait times between a completed smile restoration are reduced because All-on-4 and dentures are placed in one day.
For more information about same day dentures, call EverSmile to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled oral surgeons.