Are you among the 35 million Americans who do not have any remaining natural teeth? To restore your smile and your oral functions, you have given traditional dentures a try; however, you are not satisfied with the results. Although they replaced your teeth, you still cannot chew certain foods because you deal with slipping and irritation. What if you could enjoy the security of your natural teeth? Now you can with implant dentures. All-on-4 uses dental implant posts to anchor your denture to your jawbone, giving you the next best thing to your real teeth.
Traditional Dentures vs. All-on-4
Traditional dentures feature a custom-made gum-colored base made from an impression of your mouth, which features prosthetic teeth. It is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. While they are an affordable and convenient solution, there are several disadvantages.
Conventional dentures do not replace the roots of your teeth. This causes your underlying jawbone to deteriorate because it is no longer stimulated. As a result, your facial structures lose support, causing premature sagging and wrinkling of your skin.
As your jawbone continues to lose density, you require regular adjustments to ensure your denture fits well. Although several improvements have been made over the years to improve their comfort, there will always be some degree of irritation. Not to mention, you need new dentures made every few years.
All-on-4 resolves the disadvantages of traditional dentures because they replace the roots of your teeth. 4 titanium implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to act as new roots. This stimulates your jawbone to encourage new growth. Your jaw fuses to the posts to create a secure foundation for your denture. You will never need to worry about any slipping or irritation.
Your custom-made denture is attached to the posts using special abutments. With the right aftercare, your new smile can last for several decades.
Benefits of All-of-4
The use of dental implants allows you to enjoy several benefits that are not possible using traditional dentures, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Preserves your bone density.
- Eliminates slipping and irritation.
- Long-term, cost-effective solution.
- Potential to last for a lifetime.
- Improved confidence.
Complete Your Smile with All-on-4
If you are tired of living with the challenges of traditional dentures, it is time to give your smile a stable foundation with dental implants. All-on-4 allows you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence knowing your teeth look and feel natural.
About Dr. Neely Davis Thornton
Dr. Neely Davis Thornton is committed to creating healthy, beautiful smiles that last for a lifetime. Besides caring for your natural teeth, she also provides the latest solutions to treat tooth loss, including dental implants. As a member of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, you can rest assured your smile is in good hands. Contact our office today to see if All-on-4 is right for you.