If you’re missing all of your teeth, you may have tried traditional dentures to help you chew more easily and smile more confidently. However, regular dentures are notorious for slipping around, causing discomfort, and not lasting for more than five to seven years. Luckily, there’s a way you can enjoy a set of replacement teeth that reliably stays in place with All-on-4 in Mesquite, TX. With this treatment, Dr. Dhavalkumar Rana can secure a lifelike full denture onto just four dental implants, completing your smile with a stable, long-lasting solution. To find out if All-on-4 is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling us today!
Rather than sitting on top of the gums, an All-on-4 denture is anchored onto four dental implants that are strategically placed throughout the jaw. Because dental implants fuse to the jawbone, they function exactly like the roots of natural teeth. As a result, they offer a stability that conventional dentures simply cannot.
The dental implant posts are positioned in ways that take advantage of the available jawbone density. Specifically, the two implants toward the back of the mouth are placed at 45-degree angles, providing maximum support. This often eliminates the need for bone grafting, which is a fairly common requirement before getting dental implants.
When you meet with your implant dentist in Mesquite, Dr. Rana can examine your mouth and let you know whether you’re eligible for All-on-4. Patients who are interested in an implant denture but do not have sufficient jawbone density and do not wish to undergo bone grafting may qualify for All-on-4 because of the angles of the implant posts.
Good candidates for All-on-4 should have an infection-free mouth and commit to maintaining good oral hygiene and quitting bad oral habit (like smoking) in order to prevent dental implant failure.
All-on-4 can improve your overall quality of life in many ways. For example:
Although All-on-4 may not seem that different from a traditional implant denture, there are a few key distinctions that make All-on-4 the superior choice for most patients. These include: