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Investing In Dentures? Find a Permanent Solution With All-On-4 Implants

Dentures may be your best option for restoring your smile and replacing multiple missing teeth. Traditionally, dentures are held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. That being said, dentures have a bad reputation for being uncomfortable or looking and feeling different from natural teeth.

As an alternative to traditional dentures, many patients choose to secure their denture to the jawbone using four dental implant posts. This gives you the next best thing to your natural teeth and resolves many of the common disadvantages of traditional dentures. 

Why Patients Love All-On-4 Dentures

One of the top reasons patients love All-on-4 dentures is that the dental implant posts are strategically placed into the thickest parts of the jaw. This can prevent the need for extensive bone grafting surgery to prepare your mouth for dentures. As a result, if you were previously told you weren't a good candidate for dental implants because of bone loss, All-on-4 may be the solution for you. 

In some cases, you can even be fitted with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you won't need to go without teeth while you heal. Although fewer posts are used compared to a traditional implant-retained denture, rest assured, you'll enjoy the same benefits and stability.

Top Advantages of All-On-4 

All-on-4 implants are proven to stand the test of time. Research studies show that this type of denture can last for 20 years or longer with proper care. The implant posts should never need to be replaced; however, your denture will experience daily wear and tear. You may need adjustments over the years, but 99% of All-on-4 dentures last for ten years or longer without needing to be replaced. 

Helping All-On-4 Last a Lifetime 

It's best to give your new smile the ideal foundation to succeed by choosing a qualified dentist to handle your procedure. After receiving your denture, you must maintain excellent oral hygiene at home and visit your dentist at least twice a year for routine cleanings and exams. To further reduce your risk of potential dental implant failure, you'll want to maintain a balanced diet and avoid anything that may lead to complications, like smoking or using your new teeth as tools.

Common Problems with Removable Dentures

If you're ever uncomfortable with your tooth replacement options, we're here to help ease you into the transition. Here are the most common problems with dentures and what we can do to help you avoid them entirely.  

Dentures Not Fitting Properly

As we age, our jawbones and our gums change too. This change leads to dentures feeling like they've lost their grip and no longer fit. Depending on their age, if your dentures are no longer providing you with a proper fit, they may need to be relined or potentially replaced. Dentures typically need to be replaced every 4-8 years. 

Trouble Speaking

When you first get your denture, there will be an adjustment period to allow you to get comfortable with speaking. Shorten your adjustment period by practicing speaking with your denture, read a book aloud, or try some speaking exercises to regain your confidence. 

Difficulty Eating

Eating can be a difficult task when adjusting to your restorations. Try to chew with your back teeth so that suction doesn't pull your denture off your palate, and use both sides of your mouth simultaneously when chewing. 

Sore Spots

If your dentures aren't fitting correctly, they can cause sore spots to form in your mouth. 

Not Looking Natural

Your dentures should make you feel confident and comfortable with yourself and your appearance. Digital dentures can improve the fit and function of the standard denture, helping make you more confident in your new smile. 

You Deserve Great-Fitting Dentures

At Elite Dental & Denture PC, our patients deserve to have great-fitting dentures that work well and feel comfortable. We're determined to help you find the right type of tooth replacement option that best suits you and your lifestyle. Everyone's dental journey is unique, and we're here to help by answering any questions you may have about treatments for restoring the look and function of your teeth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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