If you are one of the more than 35 million people in the United States who is living with one or more missing teeth, you should know that you have many options to improve the look of your smile and function of your teeth. Dentures are seen as an inexpensive, easy fix, but have many disadvantages. A more long-term, comfortable solution is All-on-four dental implants, which replace an entire row of teeth with four endosseous dental implants. Here are some of the many benefits of this dental implant technology.
Go home with beautiful teeth in one day. Only four dental implants are needed for each row of teeth, which means this minimally invasive procedure can be completed in just one day. You can come into the office with missing teeth and leave with a brand-new smile.
All-on-four implants stay in place. Unlike dentures, which have to be removed to be cleaned regularly, these implants are not removable.
Eat a normal diet. Since your All-on-four implants stay in place, you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods that could break or move your removable dentures. You’ll also have much more bite force with All-on-four dental implants than dentures, which gives you more chew confidence.
All-on-four implants stop further bone loss. With dentures, the bone in your jaw will recede over time. All-on-four implants are made of titanium, so they fuse with the jaw bone naturally over time. This process, called osseointegration, means that your implants will stay securely in your mouth for years, offering more stability over dentures.
Patients enjoy a more confident smile. All-on-four implants are permanently secured in your mouth, whereas dentures are removable and can slip and fall out. All-on-four implants adds volume to your cheeks and lips, which instantly improves your appearance if you had a sunken-looking face from tooth loss.