Conventional dentures are constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported to the gingival tissue of the oral cavity by a denture gel or glue. Denture wearers may complain of many different issues such as not being able to speak or chew properly and not being able to get used to the feeling of something foreign in their mouth. Loose and slippery dentures are also a problem, as the “glue” that holds the dentures to the gums may not always function properly. Another common complaint from denture wearers is that they do not fit properly and must be relined often because the shape of the mouth changes.
All-on-4 dental implants are an alternative option when you don’t want to wear dentures. Just like dentures, this method of mouth reconstuction is suitable for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. All-on-4 involves placing 4 to 6 implants on the bottom arch, and 4 to 6 implants on the top arch, and a securely placed set of prosthetic teeth on top of the implants.
The teeth will not become loose or slip around because they will be help permanently in place by the implants. Because the implants stimulate bone growth in the mouth, the mouth should not change shape very frequently, therefore eliminating the need for a reline. This may also help prevent premature aging. Because dental implants cause the jaw bone to continually keep growing, it will help prevent the lips and skin around the mouth from sagging and wrinkling. People who choose dentures may notice that changes in their facial bone structure cause the facial skin to droop down and lose volume.
All-on-4 implants provide many benefits to the patient. Not only do they offer better functionality, they offer the patient a more natural look. Many patients who chose dental implants experience a renewed sence of confidence. Because the teeth look and feel so much like real teeth, their self-esteem may increase.
When you’ve lost your teeth, the choice to replace them with dental implants should be an easy one. Implants are quickly becoming the standard of care in dentistry. They are stable, lasting, and affordable.
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