All on Four dental implants are a preferred choice for people who are missing all of their teeth on their top or bottom jaw. The implants are surgically inserted into the jaw bone just as with implanting a single tooth. However, instead of each tooth being implanted individually, a full arch dental prosthetic is used. The arch is implanted using only 4 implant posts, making it less invasive than replacing each tooth individually. While you may be thinking that it’s just another form of dentures, there are clear differences between regular dentures and this implant option. Piney Point Dental Implant Center is here to help you understand the differences.
What are All on Four Implants?
All on Four implants consist of a full arch dental prosthetic that will be anchored in place using the same titanium posts that are used with a single tooth implant. The posts are placed in the front portion of the jaw because the bone is denser there using only 4 posts. While only 4 posts are used, the arch is held securely in place, offering the same amazing benefits as a single tooth implant. This means you won’t have any of the discomfort or restrictions as those of dentures.
This form of implant tends to be cheaper than replacing your teeth individually using implants. Not to mention, there are less appointments needed and the procedure is less invasive because only 4 posts are needed. Plus, this type of implant is cheaper than dentures in the long run because you won’t need a new set after a few years so they will always stay in place.
In addition to cost and comfort, this form of implant is also easier to care for than traditional dentures. Traditional dentures are removable, which requires the use of messy adhesives to hold them in place. You don’t have to worry about any of this with an implant. The implant is surgically inserted into your jawbone, so it’s there to stay. There’s no need to take it out for cleaning and no need for adhesives to hold it in place. Instead, care for your implant just as you care for your natural teeth, but take extra preventative steps to ensure there’s no accumulation of bacteria in the mouth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants resolve many of the common complaints associated with traditional dentures, such as the discomfort of slipping when eating and talking. The jawbone firmly holds the implants in place so there is no discomfort and no fear of them falling out. Since implants closely mimic your own natural teeth, there aren’t any eating restrictions. In both terms of appearance and function, implants are the smartest choice for tooth replacement when wanting something as natural as possible.
At Piney Point Dental Implant Center, we offer an array of options when looking to replace missing teeth. As implant specialists, we offer All-on-Four implants, as well as many other options to replace missing teeth. We will create a customized plan to restore your smile and missing teeth with prosthetics. Contact us today at (713) 597-7340 to schedule a consultation.