Dentures may seem convenient since no incisions are necessary to put them in place, but they come with some downsides. Many denture wearers complain about sore gums, receding gums, difficulty speaking, and changes in facial appearance.
Our team of specialists at Bucktown Dental uses All-on-4® dental implants to eliminate the need for dentures and give you a permanent, cosmetically pleasing smile without replacing each of your teeth with an implant.
All-on-4 dental implants use only four implants to support the entire arch, making the procedure less invasive than traditional implants, all while giving you a permanent foundation for your dental prosthetics.
Here’s a short guide on how this technology can boost your confidence in the appearance of your smile.
Long-term effects of wearing dentures
Dentures do more than just slip and slide around in your mouth. In fact, they can also speed up the rate at which you lose bone tissue in your jawbone.
When chewing, the dental roots stimulate the jawbone tissue to produce new bone cells. However, when the roots are extracted, there’s no longer any stimulation for new bone cells to get produced. Although dentures fix the cosmetic issue of missing teeth, estimates show that you lose about 25% of the bone density in your crestal bone after only one year of having your teeth extracted.
Our specialists use All-on-4 implants to prevent bone loss in your jawbone and preserve the facial structure of your face. They use titanium roots to stimulate the growth of new bone cells in the gumline.
A new way to replace missing teeth
Dental implants are known for their natural-looking results, but having each tooth replaced by an implant comes with a higher financial investment and more downtime.
The All-on-4 dental implants are aesthetically pleasing. Plus, they come without a lengthy recovery period, as only four implants are necessary to support an entire arch of dental prosthetics. This procedure works on both the lower arch and the upper arch, and it comes with the added benefit of preventing bone loss since four implants are fused with the jawbone tissue.
Learn more about the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants
All-on-4 dental is a great way to replace your missing teeth without going through the hassle of getting an implant for each of your missing teeth or without having to live with dentures. Some of the benefits include:
- A permanent, secure solution for missing teeth
- No shifting or slipping of the prosthetics
- A natural appearance
- Prevention of bone loss in the jaw bone
To find out if you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 implants, contact us, and book an appointment with our team of specialists at Bucktown Dental.