What Is an All-On-4 Denture?

Posted by Streamside Dental on Jan 26 2022, 07:07 PM

What Is an All-On-4 Denture?

Patients who want a fixed solution for tooth loss often ask about all-on-4 dentures and about the difference between these dentures and standard dentures.

As the name suggests, all-on-4 dentures use four titanium implants to replace the upper and lower set of teeth. 

Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, a certified expert in dental implantation procedures at Streamside Dental in Vail, Colorado, can clarify all your doubts regarding all-on-4 dentures.

Why Choose an All-On-4 Denture?

This concept was introduced to provide more stability to dentures using only four dental implants and, thus, help patients suffering from tooth loss benefit from a permanent and fixed tooth replacement solution.

Tilted implants are used to provide enhanced support and better bone anchorage. Generally, the procedure includes two implants that are placed vertically in the anterior region and two (at a 45-degree angle) in the posterior region of the jaw.

What Are the Benefits?

All-on-4 dentures provide the following benefits:

Prevent Bone Loss

Missing teeth often cause jawbone deterioration. All-on-4 dentures use implants that are directly fixed into the jaw and stimulate the bone to minimize the risk of bone loss just like natural tooth roots do.

Reduced Recovery Time

These dentures eliminate the need for bone grafts or multiple implants, thereby considerably reducing the healing period.

Boost Self-Confidence

Having a permanent, secure, and comfortable-fitting natural set of teeth, patients with all-on-4 dentures can enjoy their favorite meals without worrying about ill-fitting dentures.

Easy to Maintain

All-on-4 dentures can be maintained without any hassle. You just have to be regular with your oral care routine practices such as brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and regular dentist visits.

Permanent Solution

Unlike traditional dentures, all-on-4s do not require frequent relining and fixing. 

Below are rarely occurring issues related to all-on-4 dentures:

  • Speech difficulties 
  • Discomfort in the first few days after fitting 

Delay in the treatment of dental issues, especially when you have missing teeth can increase the risk of gum recession, bone deterioration, and oral health issues. 

To learn more about all-on-4 dentures and their benefits, call Streamside Dental at (970) 479-0408 or visit us at 4592 Streamside Cir E, Vail, Colorado 81657.

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