Exploring the Advantages of All-on-4®
Are you facing tooth loss? Failing teeth? Loose teeth? Are you a long-time denture-wearer? Are you tired of feeling self-conscious every time you eat or speak, afraid that your dentures are going to shift and slip? All-on-4® dental implants could be a solution for you. This fixed option can deliver full-arch teeth replacement with just four dental implants per jaw in one procedure in one day. Read on to learn about the advantages of All-on-4 treatment with dental implants for Richardson, TX residents.
First and foremost, the All-on-4 treatment concept takes the wiggle and wobble out of traditional dentures. Gone are the days of covering your mouth when you smile and laugh. With this stable and secure option, you can regain your confidence and self-esteem. Because your restoration is secured to dental implants rather than resting on the gum tissue, you will enjoy optimal stability. Also, for most patients there is no healing period where one has to wear a removable denture. So for patients who are unwilling to get a denture, this is the perfect option - teeth in a day.
Freedom to Eat the Foods You Love
Are you tired of eating soft foods? Do you long to bite into an apple or eat corn on the cob? These are things most denture wearers cannot do. Because All-on-4 dental implants secure your teeth to titanium posts in the jaw, they will stay firmly in place no matter what you eat.
Improved Facial Aesthetics
Individuals who have been missing teeth for an extended period of time often have hollowed cheeks or a gaunt appearance. This is because the jaw shrinks if there are no teeth roots to stimulate the bone. When you choose All-on-4, your facial features will fill out, giving you a fresh, more youthful appearance.
Improved Oral Health
Because the dental implants supporting your restoration stimulate the jaw just like natural teeth roots, they actually help halt bone atrophy and prevent further bone loss from occurring. Cleaning All-on-4 dental implants is a breeze, as well. You will simply brush them just like natural teeth and use super floss beneath the prosthesis. Your doctor or hygienist can show you how to floss around your implants for long-term success.
Patients who wear traditional dentures typically take them out overnight. With All-on-4, your custom prosthesis is affixed permanently to your implants. This means you will no longer have to take your dentures in and out or worry about keeping up with them. Many patients even forget they are actually wearing a prosthesis.
No Adhesives Necessary
If you wear dentures, you probably use adhesives. These sticky and messy glues are often necessary to improve the stability of your prosthesis, but they can be far from comfortable. With All-on-4, your restoration will be directly connected to the dental implants. Therefore, you can throw your adhesives away for good.
One of the most significant advantages of All-on-4 treatment is that the restoration can usually be attached to the implants on the same day they are placed. This means that a patient can walk into our office wearing ill-fitting dentures and leave a couple of hours later with a full, permanent, functional set of teeth.
Increased Eligibility for Implants
Since the advent of dental implants, thousands of denture wearers have pursued implant-supported teeth replacement options. Unfortunately, many of these patients have been told they do not qualify for implant-supported dentures because they lack adequate bone. All-on-4 has changed that. Because the implants are placed in a way that maximizes existing bone, patients who were once told they did not qualify for implants can now enjoy full-arch teeth replacement with All-on-4. If your bone is lacking, we have a no bone solution with Zygomatic Dental Implants.
Learn More about All-on-4
If you are ready to get rid of your conventional dentures and choose a stable, permanent, functional option, All-on-4 could be the solution for you. To learn more, contact us online or call the Richardson, TX Office at (972) 808-6608. Dr. Damon's Fort Worth office can be reached at 817 336 2121.