Traditional dentures are a popular treatment option for replacing missing teeth, but do have some disadvantages, since they aren’t anchored into your jaw. A treatment called All-on-4 dental implants eliminates many of the hassles that accompany removable dentures, and just may be the long-lasting solution you need for a full set of missing teeth. Here are some benefits to All-on-4 implants and why you should consider them for your teeth replacement.
All-on-4 stops bone loss. Dentures aren’t anchored into your jaw, which means there’s risk that your jaw bone will atrophy or begin to deteriorate when all of your natural teeth are removed. All-on-4 implants fuse with the jaw bone over time, so the implants will stay securely in your mouth.
Dentures can promote gum disease or infection. Removable dentures have to be cleaned properly each day. Not doing so can lead to irritation or infection. All-on-4 implants stay in place. Daily oral hygiene for All-on-4 implants is easy.
Dentures can affect bite and diet. All-on-4 implants give you more bite force than dentures, so you can chew with more confidence. Removable dentures can slip around and out of your mouth if they don’t fit properly. You also have to be careful about eating certain foods so you don’t break them.
Get new teeth in a day. All-on-4 implants can be installed in a lot less time than it takes for traditional individual implants and faster than creating dentures. The All-on-4 technique allows you to receive a non-removable bridge in just one day.
Enjoy a confident smile. Since All-on-4 implants are secured into your mouth permanently, you can enjoy a beautiful, fixed smile for years to come. Dentures are removable and need to be replaced about every five years. Lower full dentures also can be difficult to control in your mouth.
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