What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
If you are among the 35 million Americans suffering from complete tooth loss on one or both arches, you need an effective form of complete tooth replacement. Instead of traditional dentures, many are now turning to a highly effective and innovative type of implant-supported dentures, called All-on-4 Dental Implants. The term “All-on-4” refers to “all” the teeth being supported “on 4” dental implants.
Compared to traditional dentures, this permanent solution to tooth replacement closely mimics not only the appearance but also the function of natural teeth. Here at MacArthur Park Dentistry, we can help you restore your oral health and functions with stable, comfortable and long-lasting All-On-4 dental implants.
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We offer our patients the most preferred and advanced treatments to improve their quality of life. If you are suffering from complete tooth loss, it is time to schedule a consultation for All-on-4 in Irving and Las Colinas, Texas
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Though implants are often used to replace single teeth, they can also be used for implant-supported dentures. An implant-supported denture is just what it sounds like: a custom-made denture that is supported by dental implant posts. Though it is similar in appearance to a traditional denture, it is much more stable and comfortable because it is securely anchored to the jawbone via the dental implants, rather than affixed with temporary denture adhesive.
With an All-on-4 Implant, four total implants (two straight anterior implants and two tilted at a 45-degree angle in the posterior) are placed into the jawbone. The bone will fuse with the titanium implant posts in a process called osseointegration, providing a strong and stable foundation for the denture.
Benefits of a Permanent Solution
All-on-4 Implants offer a wide range of benefits that traditional dentures do not. In addition to being permanent and stable, they improve oral functions and make everyday tasks like speaking and eating easier. Patients enjoy a satisfaction rate of over 95% with All-on-4 Implants. This extraordinarily innovative solution to total tooth loss means that patients do not have to worry about messy adhesives or slipping, and can speak and eat with complete confidence and comfort again.
Arguably the greatest oral health benefit of All-on-4 Implants is that they prevent jawbone loss. Without teeth to stimulate it, the jawbone shrinks over time in a process called resorption, which over time results in a range of concerns such as sagging or distortion of facial features. Implant posts inserted into the jaw stimulate the bone in much the same way that natural tooth roots do, which helps prevent bone loss, protect oral health, and support facial muscles and features.
Lifelong Solution for Tooth Loss
With proper oral hygiene and care, dental implants will last a lifetime. Because the prosthetic teeth of the denture will wear down over time, the denture itself may need to be replaced after 10-15 years. You will need to see your dentist regularly to ensure your All-on-4 implants continue to function as intended. Overall, All-on-4 Implants are a wonderfully stable and cost-effective way to permanently replace your teeth.
Traditional dentures often need to be remade entirely every few years as the jaw bone shrinks without implants to stimulate and maintain the bone. And compared to full-set implants, All-on-4 Implants are much more cost-effective, greatly reduce the need for bone grafting and can be completed in far fewer visits. When cared for properly, All-on-4 implants are a natural-looking, stable, and lifelong solution for replacing your teeth and regaining your smile!