Are you suffering with the many effects associated with tooth loss? Do you need durable yet affordable dentures? Losing teeth is incredibly distressing to your overall health and mental wellbeing. Not only do patients encounter difficulty eating food comfortably, tooth loss can be isolating. Without teeth, many people tend to withdraw from social events and acquaintances because they are embarrassed by their appearance. Sometimes, people also suffer with depression after tooth loss. If you are searching for replacement teeth, there are options to your restore your smile.
Traditional Dentures vs. All-on-4
Various forms of dentures have been worn for centuries. This is because medical practitioners and people have known how important it is to replace teeth after losing them. Fortunately, denture construction has greatly improved in recent years. Today, patients enjoy very natural and comfortable dentures that improve oral function and restore appearance. While dentures are certainly an acceptable method for replacing lost teeth, they do have limitations.
Once teeth are lost, their roots are no longer anchored in the jawbone. This will lead to bone atrophy over time and it will affect the shape of a person’s jaw. As the shape of the jaw changes, dentures will not fit as well as they once did. Ill-fitting dentures are uncomfortable and many people resort to using messy and cumbersome adhesives to keep prosthetic teeth in place. Fortunately, there is a solution for preventing bone atrophy by using dental implants to support dentures.
Implant supported dentures, also known as All-on-4, stabilize prosthetic teeth by embedding titanium posts into the jaw. The titanium posts act as supportive structure for prosthetic teeth to eliminate denture movement and slippage. By surgically placing four dental implants throughout the mouth, a patient’s dentures are held firmly in place. This allows for improved comfort and oral function. Additionally, All-on-4 is cost effective because it is long lasting and reduces the need for future repairs.
If you are in search of affordable dentures that are both durable and attractive, call our practice to set up a consultation with our skilled team of oral surgeons.