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What Makes All-on-4® Implants Better Than Dentures and Traditional Implants?

These days, patients are lucky to be offered numerous tooth replacement options. Some of the most sought-after procedures are All-on-4® implants, traditional dental implants, and dentures. Each solution has its fair share of pros and cons, so it’s essential to have a thorough discussion with your dentist so you can decide on a treatment that will best suit your needs

Replacing missing teeth should be your top priority because if you don’t replace them, you will experience oral health problems sooner or later. Some people don’t see this as a concern, especially if they lose their back teeth since they aren’t visible and will not affect their smiles. Unfortunately, the location doesn’t matter. Oral health problems will ensue if you don’t deal with missing teeth. 

a smiling woman with all on 4 implants

What Makes All-on-4® Implants Better Than Other Options? 

What Are Traditional Dental Implants? 

Conventional implants are made of screw-shaped titanium posts that your oral surgeon will embed in your jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. During this procedure, your oral surgeon will create a small incision along your gum tissues to access your jawbone. Holes are drilled in your jawbone to receive the implants. 

After all the implants are in place, the gum tissues are stitched back to allow osseointegration. Osseointegration is a process where bone tissues permanently fuse with the implants. After completing this step, abutments or connectors are placed, followed by dental crowns. 

What Are Dentures? 

A denture is a removable dental appliance designed to replace missing teeth to restore your oral function and smile. Whether you lost your teeth due to injury, gum disease, or severe tooth decay, dentures can fill in the gap and complete your smile. It consists of a set of artificial teeth anchored to a gum-colored base through metal clasps. 

What Are All-on-4® Implants? 

All-on-4® dental implants are ideal for individuals with several missing teeth or those who have lost all their natural teeth. Compared to traditional dental implants that would require one for each missing tooth, with All-on-4®, you only need four.

The implants are placed in areas in your jawbone with thicker bone density. Your oral surgeon will select the strongest bone to hold the implants in place securely. The implants are angled accurately for your new teeth. 

What Makes All-on-4® Implants Better? 

Give You a Natural Smile

All-on-4® dental implants are cleverly designed to mimic the function of natural teeth and the look as well. The implants are almost mistaken for natural teeth because of their impressive aesthetic design. 

Each set is customized to fit your mouth and complement the rest of your natural teeth for a uniform look.  

You Only Need Fewer Implants

The beauty of All-on-4® implants is that the system can replace a complete set of both lower and upper teeth with only four implants, while traditional implants would require ten metal posts for each arch. 

All-on-4® can replace an entire arch as they are strategically positioned within your jawbone. Once they are in place, your smile and oral function are restored up to 100%. 

The implants are placed at a unique angle toward the back of your jaw to ensure increased contact between the implant and bone, minimizing the need for bone grafting. 

Improved Functionality

Dentures tend to loosen and slip off your mouth, especially if you haven’t been diligent with your denture care. Ill-fitting dentures can cause discomfort and make you feel self-conscious when you speak. You won’t have to deal with these inconveniences when wearing All-on-4® dental implants. Once fully fused with your bone tissues, they will function like natural tooth roots, offering security and stability for your dental crowns. 

Although dentures are functional, their functionality is only limited since you have to replace them after several years. Otherwise, they will slip and slide and cause discomfort. 

Permanent Solution

Dentures are not permanent. Studies show that dentures can last between seven and 10 years. After ten years, you’ll need to have them adjusted, repaired, or replaced for a perfect fit. On the other hand, All-on-4® implants are forever. The system is a permanent solution to tooth loss as long as you properly care for them. 

a senior dental patient getting all on 4 implants

Are You Interested in All-on-4® Implants? 

There’s no doubt All-on-4® implants offer convenience and comfort, and they function and look better compared to dentures. Since the system only requires four implants for every arch, they are relatively less invasive than traditional dental implants. If All-on-4® implants interest you, we are more than happy to help. 

At Ferber Dental Group, we offer the best patient experience with our wide range of affordable and highly customized treatment plans. We have the knowledge, experience, and skills to restore your smile. Contact us today, and we’ll have you smiling again! 

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