If you’re missing teeth, then it’s
a good idea to review all your potential options for replacing them. The
traditional solution has been to get a set of dentures, but modern
technological advancements such as All-on-4 dental implants
are providing an alternative.
Here’s what you need to know about All-on-4 versus old-fashioned dentures.
First of all, you should know the
differences between the two. Dentures
are fake teeth that are held in place by
the muscles of your mouth, or occasionally specialized adhesives. They are
removeable and must be taken out for cleaning regularly. All-on-4 implants
the other hand, involve sockets that are placed within your jaw, which the fake
teeth are attached to. While traditional dental implants require one socket for
each tooth, All-on-4 only requires four implants for the entire fixture.
All-on-4 dental implants are much
more comfortable for day to day wear than traditional dentures. While
removable teeth can cause problems such as excessive salivation, poor fit, or
even blistering, implants mimic your natural teeth and fit perfectly into your
These implants also make eating
much easier. While dentures can make it difficult to eat many foods, including
ones that are sticky, crunchy, or chewy, All-on-4 implants allow you to enjoy
your favorite treats.
Since All-on-4 artificial teeth
are held securely in place by the implants, you also don’t have to worry about
them slipping. Dentures sometimes move out of place when speaking, causing
difficulty and embarrassment on the part of the wearer. Implants have no such
Finally, All-on-4 implants can
help promote the health of your jaw. Without your teeth, your jaw may experience
bone loss due to decreased use. Dentures cannot prevent this. Implants, however,
mimic your teeth and keep your mouth healthy.
When it comes to artificial teeth,
implants are a clear choice. If you currently have dentures, get your life back
with All-on-4. If you’re considering your options, contact our office
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