All-on-4 — Marshall, TX
Reclaim a Complete Smile
Right now, millions of Americans are having to deal with an entire row of missing teeth, and even the ones that wear dentures have to wrestle with problems concerning their speech, ability to chew, and confidence. At the Marshall Denture Clinic, Dr. Charles Parker is ready to provide the secure and permanent solution these patients need using All-on-4 dentures. What is All-on-4? In short, it enables us to replace a whole arch of missing teeth in just one day. If you would like to learn how this remarkable treatment might be able to help you, contact Marshall Denture Clinic today.
How Do All-on-4 Implants Work?
The reason the All-on-4 procedure is able to work is because of dental implants. These small titanium prosthetic tooth roots are placed into the jawbone, and they can be used to give a denture a stability a traditional removable prosthetic simply can’t match. Specifically, four dental implants are placed into strategic locations within the jawbone so they can provide maximum hold for a denture that is permanently attached to them.
One of the best parts about All-on-4 is that you can receive your dental implants and denture during the same appointment. That’s right! You could literally wake up in the morning missing a row of teeth and go to bed that night with a complete smile.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-4 Implants?
The All-on-4 procedure is ideal for patients who are missing an entire row of teeth, those who want to upgrade from traditional dentures, and even those who were deemed ineligible for dental implants in the past due to bone loss in the jaw. Because it only uses four implants, even more patients can now benefit from the most complete tooth replacement solution available today.
To make your procedure a success, you should be committed to good oral hygiene habits, be free of active gum disease, and be determined to break bad habits like smoking.
What Are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 dentures provide a number of unique benefits:
- Stability: All-on-4 dentures are held in place by the jawbone just like your natural teeth, so you won’t have to worry about them slipping or sliding out of place like a regular denture.
- Reliability: Dental implants actually help support the jawbone from the inside, which prevents the bone loss that causes most traditional dentures to lose their fit after just a few years. The end result is a denture that maintains its fit for much longer.
- Better Bite: All-on-4 dentures enable a patient to have a bite force much stronger compared to a removable denture, allowing them to enjoy a more varied and healthy diet.
- More Natural: All-on-4 dentures are not removable, creating a more natural result and seamless integration into your life. You’ll simply need to brush and floss like normal to maintain them.
All-on-4 vs. Traditional Dental Implants
The All-on-4 process typically requires fewer dental implants than full-mouth replacement with traditional implant methods. It may also cost less, come with a shorter treatment timeline, and have a shorter post-surgery recovery period. Bone grafts are also less common with All-on-4.
With all of that being said, there are some circumstances in which traditional implants are the better option. Dr. Parker will help you compare all of your treatment options so you can settle on the one that is the best fit for your unique situation.