Traditional dentures are bulky. They often look and feel unnatural.
Fortunately, there’s a better alternative to replacing one or more teeth: All-on-4® dental implants.
All-on-4, 5, 6 dental implants are dentures secured by implants. If you’re interested in a more convenient and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional dentures, read on. Below, we asked Dr. Emmanuel Aguilar, our expert at American Dental Clinic, located in San Diego, California, to explain the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants.
Traditional dentures are a budget-friendly option for teeth replacement. However, in the long term, they can lead to more costs and have several limitations.
Because traditional dentures aren’t anchored to your gums, speaking and eating while wearing them may feel unnatural for a while. It’s not uncommon to experience gum inflammation and sores as you adapt to the dentures. Even after the adaptation period, dentures can still feel a little bit uncomfortable.
As your gums recede, you need to replace traditional dentures, which also involves additional costs.
All-on-4, 5, 6 dental implants are anchored into your gums and jawbone, enabling you to speak and eat with confidence. You don’t need relines either, as your gums won’t recede as they do with traditional dentures.
Your gums and jawbone will recede if the roots of your teeth don’t receive stimulation. Each time you chew, you put pressure on your gums and jawbone. That pressure travels from the tooth to the dental root.
After you lose your tooth, the pressure goes away, and your gums and jawbone lose density due to lack of stimulation. As a consequence, your facial features change, causing your face to appear sunken.
All-on-4, 5, 6 dental implants solve the problem of bone loss and receding gums. The titanium roots placed into the gums put pressure on your jawbone and gums, just like your natural tooth roots.
You can’t bite into an apple or chew a juicy steak while wearing traditional dentures. However, with All-on-4, 5, 6 dental implants, you can enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions.
Both traditional dentures and traditional dental implants require a lot of waiting time and multiple office visits.
However, with All-on-4, 5, 6 dental implants, Dr. Aguilar can place your implants in one office visit. During the procedure, you’ll be under anesthesia, so you’ll be comfortable and pain-free.
Once Dr. Aguilar finishes placing your implants, you can go home and use your new teeth as you would your natural teeth. Take care of them by brushing and flossing regularly.
If you’re interested in All-on-4 dental implants, contact us to schedule an appointment and find out if you’re a good candidate.