If you need to replace an entire arch of missing teeth or need to restore a complete smile, you may have some questions about dentures and how they might be beneficial in your case. Here are some common questions that patients may have when considering their treatment options for dentures.
- What are my different options for dentures? Patients can choose from conventional dentures or implant-supported dentures, such as All-on-4, which uses just four dental implants to secure an entire prosthetic arch. The latter option is more structurally complete, which has a number of advantages for patients in terms of caring for their replacement teeth, as well as the function and appearance of the prosthetic.
- Do dentures feel comfortable? With All-on-4 dentures, the connection between the implant and the bone feels quite similar to a natural tooth.
- Will I be able to chew and speak normally with my dentures? Again, All-on-4 gives patients an advantage here. The dental implants can withstand stronger chewing forces than a conventional denture. Similarly, All-on-4 dental implants facilitate normal speech.
- Will my dentures look lifelike? Modern dentures are made of high-tech materials that closely mimic the appearance of biological tooth enamel. Therefore, your restored smile will have a natural aesthetic.
- Are dentures affordable? When thinking about affordable dentures, it’s important to consider the long-term costs in addition to comparing the initial expenses. For example, conventional dentures may seem less expensive at first, but when you consider your costs for re-fitting or replacing them as the jaw’s shape evolves, those apparent savings quickly evaporate.
- How long will my dentures last? All-on-4 dentures can last for decades because the bone will remain stable and the appliance will retain its fit. In contrast, conventional dentures will need to be refitted or replaced every several years as the shape of the jaw changes.
Do you have pressing questions about getting dentures? Or would you like to learn more about All-on-4? Call EverSmile and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members or schedule an initial consultation to get the information you need to make a treatment decision.