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, on 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 mouth.
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 problem.
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 today to learn more.