All-on-4 dental implants are a revolutionary missing teeth treatment. The process involves as few as four dental implants supporting a full-arch, hybrid prosthesis across your smile, replacing all of the teeth in that arch. It differs from dentures or individual implants, in that it’s essentially a “hybrid” solution for people with extensive tooth loss.
If you’re considering Mesa All-on-4 implants, here are some of the biggest benefits you’ll want to know about:
No Removable Dentures
Perhaps the biggest benefit of an All-on-4 treatment is your ability to enjoy a permanently attached restoration. Since All-on-4 implants are fixed in place, they can only be removed by your implant dentist. There isn’t a “plate” that rests against the top of your mouth. That means no messy adhesives, slipping prosthetics, or worrying about embarrassing moments around your friends.
Dental implants — including All-on-4 therapy — are the only permanent tooth replacement that’s non-invasive to adjacent teeth. The independent restoration is accepted by your mouth as if it’s part of your natural smile. Since it’s made of biocompatible materials, it’s the closest you’ll ever get to having real teeth all over again!
A Streamlined Fit
All-on-4 implants are a hybrid design that follows the natural “U” shaped contour of your arch of teeth. There isn’t a bulky plate to deal with. In turn, they feel more natural. You might even forget that you have dental implants. This unique streamlined design is what makes All-on-4 the preferable treatment for our Mesa patients with missing teeth.
Promotes a Youthful Facial Profile
Any time we lose teeth, the bone in that area starts to shrink away. This process can cause our jaw to look short, sunken-in facial tissues, and premature aging in our face overall.
Since dental implants stop bone loss where they’re installed, they help strengthen your jaws while preserving bone height. Plus, the fixed restoration on top of an All-on-4 will add extra support behind your lips and cheeks. In turn, you benefit from a sort of “anti-aging” approach to your smile’s rehabilitation. When your smile is full and functional, the soft tissues of your facial profile will reflect the same.
Easy to Care For
Getting dental implants is almost like having a new set of teeth all over again. Caring for them isn’t much different than what you’re already used to. However, your oral hygiene routine is an integral part of the treatment’s long-term success.
We recommend investing in two things: an electric toothbrush and a water flosser. Use the electric toothbrush twice a day for two minutes, cleaning the All-on-4 prosthesis as well as the margins along the gumlines. Then at least once a day (if not twice) use your water flosser to flush any plaque or residual food debris out from between your All-on-4 and gum tissues, taking time to clean a little longer around each supporting implant. Water flossers are great for reaching around implants and serve as a substitute for traditional flossing.
Dental implants are the longest-lasting modern dental restoration. They have the potential to last your entire life, as long as you care for them properly. We recommend scheduling routine checkups, brushing, and flossing around your implants daily.
Although the restorations on top of your dental implants can still wear down over time, the implants themselves are almost to the point of being invincible. As long as the bone and gum tissues around them remain healthy, implants continue to have the highest success rate of any Mesa dental treatment.
Adjusting to All-on-4 implants is much easier than a lot of other types of appliances. Since your new “teeth” are permanently fixed in place, you can eat whatever you want without having to modify your diet. That means enjoying meals out on the town with friends and not having to focus on foods that are softer or easier to chew.
Plus, speaking with All-on-4 implants is almost identical to the way you would talk with natural teeth. Since there isn’t a removable “plate” in the roof of your mouth, you don’t have the typical adjustment time that someone in traditional dentures does. This facet is especially important for people with careers in sales or who are routinely presenting in front of others. A clear, articulate speech pattern is easily achievable with this revolutionary implant option.
All-on-4 Implants in Mesa
Are All-on-4 dental implants right for you? Visit with Dr. Huynh to discuss the best implants for your missing tooth needs. Contact Eastport Dental today to reserve a one-on-one consultation. Flexible financing options are available!