If you’re missing teeth, there are a few things you can do. For instance, you may know about dental bridges, dentures, or implants, but have you ever heard of All-on-4 dental implants? If not, we recommend considering this restoration system to complete your smile.
Unlike traditional implants, the All-on-4 system anchors your implants securely to your jaw. Much like traditional implants, this results in a comfortable smile that feels and functions like natural teeth. However, the All-on-4 system is useful because you won’t need as much bone structure for a successful treatment. In other words, those who’ve suffered from bone decay can benefit from this treatment.
The All-on-4 implant system also resembles dentures. Artificial teeth are created to fill holes in your smile, but unlike dentures, All-on-4 implants are not removable. Similarly, All-on-4 implants offer a few benefits dentures can’t. For instance, food will not get between these implants and your teeth, will not slip, and allow for more biting force.
Similarly, there are other circumstances that can make an All-on-4 a good option for your needs. For instance, if you have several missing teeth (typically five or more in a single arch). Similarly, if you have gum disease–which can weaken the bone structure beneath your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about All-on-4 dentures, please feel free to contact us at 972-563-1670. Dr. Scott A. Ervin and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!