All-on-4 implants are used to treat patients who have already lost or are about to lose all of their natural upper or lower teeth. Over the past decade, dental implants have become the preferred method of natural tooth replacement. Traditional implants require an implant for every tooth, but All-on-4 Implant Therapy is changing the way teeth are replaced.
What are All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 implants are an innovative way of attaching permanent prosthetic teeth with just four dental implants. The procedure is less invasive than traditional implants, and it is much faster too. Patients are fully sedated for the procedure, during which a minimum of four implants are placed into the supporting bone beneath the gum line. Most patients require no bone grafting for this procedure, and a new, unmovable prosthesis can be placed in the same visit.
With All-on-4 implants, patients can expect to resume near normal tooth function, and most will not require dietary changes that are required for denture-wearers. Furthermore, implants are permanent and easy to care for, making caring for them a breeze.
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Traditional denture VS all on four
Most people are confused between the difference between a denture and the all on four. A traditional denture is worn by a patient who is completely without teeth. It is held in place by suction between your gum, bone ridge, and the acrylic of the denture. This is the most commonly used method and unfortunately the most troublesome. The process of getting your denture to fit comfortably may be a long one. Many patients experience ulcers due to the acrylic rubbing their gums. A denture does not replace the root of the tooth, which in turn takes away the ability bite and chew the way nature intended. Having dentures for an extended amount of time can also cause the bone to deteriorate due to the lack of stimulation causing the patient to eventually lose the option of even wearing a denture. The bone loss can also lead to facial features being sunken in and droopy. During the process of bone loss, many patients are forced to use messy denture adhesives and in most cases, the denture will still fall out.
Many patients report gagging from the palate of the denture and not being able to taste like they used to. The all on four, on the other hand, is a firmly fixed prosthetic attached to four or more implants. They do not have to be removed nightly and are brushed just like natural teeth. The look, feel and functionality of the all on four is just like your natural teeth. This procedure is designed for immediate function and does not sit up against the gums, removing any chance of an ulcer to occur. The implants stimulate the bone, ending regression of bone, restoration of facial features and allow you to bite with full force. Since it is a fixed prosthetic, the palate can be eliminated, giving the patient relief from gagging and allowing the full experience of eating to be restored.
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