All-on-4 dental implants offer stability and peace of mind
Posted on 8/20/2016 by ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center
Patients may dread the idea of dentures if they're convinced that the appliances will be uncomfortable and unreliable. Fortunately, today's devices are more advanced, and dental implants can help to improve patients' experiences with dentures.
All-on-4 dental implants offer a complete arch replacement with greater stability and longevity than conventional dentures.
The All-on-4 technique uses just four dental implants, placed toward the front of the jaw, to secure a prosthetic arch. This helps to make the denture more secure than a dental adhesive does. The patient no longer has to worry about embarrassing denture slip-ups.
"All-on-4 dental implants offer a complete arch replacement with greater stability and longevity than conventional dentures."
A periodontist surgically inserts the dental implants into the jaw. Because the implants are made of titanium, they are capable of fusing with the bone. This process is called osseointegration, and it unfolds over the course of several months after the implant placement procedure.
In becoming a fixture in the jaw, dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots, which helps them to stabilize the jaw. When the teeth's roots are absent, the jawbone gradually erodes and changes shape. This phenomenon causes dentures to lose their fit over time, requiring the appliances to be relined periodically and sometimes even replaced.
However, with dental implants, the shape of the jaw remains constant and the denture keeps its fit over time. As such, dental implants offer a longer lasting solution to tooth loss.
All-on-4 dental implants also come with greater functionality. Supported by implants anchored into the bone, the denture is able to withstand greater forces and is therefore more effective at chewing.
Bone loss can be a concern when it comes to dental implants, as patients must have adequate bone material to facilitate osseointegration. All-on-4 dental implants overcome this potential obstacle by taking advantage of the highest quality of available bone, which is near the front of the mouth. Even patients who already have experienced some bone loss can be good candidates for the All-on-4 procedure.
All-on-4 dental implants represent a significant advance over standard dentures. Consult with our periodontist at ROOT Periodontal and Implant Center to learn more about the many benefits that accompany this treatment. Contact either of our conveniently located offices in Carrollton and Flower Mound to schedule an appointment.
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