In the old days, anyone who wore dentures was sentenced to a life of applesauce and oatmeal. The false teeth of the past were nice enough to look at but they didn’t offer much in terms of real stability and long-term function. Fortunately, times have turned around, and the newest modern dentures are an innovative combination of custom false teeth and dental implants.
All-on-4 dentures are a modern alternative to traditional dentures. They are designed to serve as a complete set of upper or lower teeth for patients who are challenged by complete tooth loss. Each denture is permanently locked into the jawbone by way of four dental implant posts. As the name suggests, all of your teeth can be supported by four strategically placed implants.
Multi-dimensional x-rays, study models, and clinical documentation are vital to the planning process for your new dentures. The dental implants must be inserted into the jawbone at precise angles, and then connected to a custom denture, generally during a single dental appointment. Local anesthetics and medications are available to make the procedure more comfortable for you. On the same evening that the procedure is completed, patients are able to enjoy a satisfying meal with their new permanent teeth.
All-on-4 dentures are often suggested for relatively healthy adults who have lost all of their natural teeth. It’s the perfect choice for patients without enough bone to support conventional dental implants, patients who have suffered severe bone loss, and patients who are not satisfied with old-fashioned removable dentures.
For permanent teeth that can anchor into the jaw and prevent the deterioration of the supporting bone, all without ever depending on denture glue, contact Dr. Patel to arrange your personalized consultation.
Other Available Options: Dental Implants