There are exciting new alternatives to full and partial dentures these days. Dentures present a challenge because they feel so unlike your regular teeth. They can also, after time, begin to deform, which causes slippage to occur more frequently, especially when you eat or speak. Once such exciting new procedure and denture alternative is the “All-on-Four” dental implant treatment, which can give you a full arch restoration in just four dental implants.The Problem with Dentures
Dentures are an important solution to tooth loss and in this day and age are far more realistic than those offered in previous generations. Like normal teeth, if dentures are not cared for, problems can occur. Mid Wilshire Dentistry would like to stress the fact that keeping a clean and healthy mouth will help ensure that your dentures last and that your gum and bone structures stay healthy enough to support them.
That being said, even in a clean and otherwise healthy mouth, dentures can pose a problem. They can irritate your mouth from friction between your dentures and gum tissues. They can move around when you speak and eat, and they can even cause your mouth to become infected. Dentures can also force you to adjust your lifestyle. You have to change the foods that you eat and the way you speak in order to accommodate your dentures.
But what if we told you that there are other options? The “All-on-Four” procedure is designed to anchor a full arch of customized dentures to the bone in your mouth in just four strategically-placed implants.Full-Arch Rehabilitation in Just Four Implants
The All-on-Four procedure is a cost-efficient, graftless option for dental restoration that will give you a full-arch prosthesis on your day of surgery. The All-on-Four procedure involves two anterior implants, and two posterior implants that anchor your dentures in place, providing a firm and sturdy foundation.
To fully understand the remarkable All-on-Four technique for replacing teeth, we should first clarify what an actual dental implant is. A small titanium screw is installed into your jaw bone while you are sedated, which acts as a replacement root for your tooth. Minor surgery is required to insert the implants, but, once the implant is in place, a crown is then attached which will give you a natural-looking and functional prosthetic tooth.
Your dentures will not need to be taken out after you’ve gotten the All-on-Four procedure. You won’t have to incorporate any adhesives. The All-on-Four can benefit you in ways far beyond aesthetic appearance. The procedure can leave you with increased bite and chewing force (up to 70% or more). You will be able to eat all of your favorite foods again without having to worry about losing your dentures.
Keeping dentures in a glass of water on the nightstand is a relic from the past. All-on-Four full-arch dental implants can improve your quality of life. They also prevent bone deterioration and will help restore your facial contouring and features.Quality Results in ½ the Time of Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional implant methods will generally utilize anywhere from six to eight implants per arch. All-on-Four full-arch dental implants get the job done in four. This procedure can help save you money and recovery time.A New Smile in One Day
Many patients can undergo their smile transformation in just one day.
Talk to your dentist about the All-on-Four treatment if you’re getting tired of your traditional dentures. If you’re looking for an experienced dentist in Los Angeles, contact Mid Wilshire Dentistry today and schedule your initial visit. We can determine your candidacy for the procedure and get to work for you. We’re also happy to answer any number of questions you might have about the procedure or any other service we provide.