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Exploring the Benefits of All-on-4 Dentures

Posted on 2/15/2016 by Tricia Ramsay
A diagram of how an all-on-4 dental implant system works. Have you heard of All-on-4 dentures? This tooth loss restoration is becoming more popular by the day, and in many cases, people are choosing it over both traditional dentures and dental implants.

If your oral surgeon or dentist suggests All-on-4, it is a great system to consider, and you'll want to explore all of the great benefits that it has to offer.

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a way of securing dentures onto dental implants that are embedded into your jaw bone to replace a lost tooth. The implant itself is made from titanium and looks similar to a screw. Despite being a metal device, the jawbone typically receives the implant quite well and will begin to grow around it, essentially fusing the post to your jawbone so that it becomes a permanent structure in your mouth.

With the All-on-4 system, you'll have four implants placed throughout your jawbone, allowing your dentist or surgeon to attach a full arch of false teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. This is different from dental implants in which one implant will support one replacement tooth, meaning it is a better solution for people who are living with widespread tooth loss.

What Are the Benefits to the All-on-4 System?

There are a variety of great benefits associated with replacing your teeth with All-on-4. This system stabilizes the dentures, so you'll never have to worry about your teeth slipping out of place or moving around. This will allow you to speak and eat confidently. Additionally, a major problem associated with tooth loss is the fact that the jawbone can begin to reabsorb because the teeth are no longer present to stimulate it. With All-on-4, this is no longer a problem.

If you are interested in All-on-4 or any other restoration to deal with your tooth loss, call our office for an evaluation.
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