Dr. Vinh Huynh, DMD of Mesa, AZ is no stranger when it comes to helping our patients find the best ways to replace missing teeth. You may be one of the millions of Americans that have replaced their teeth with dentures. Today’s dentures look much more natural and feel more comfortable to wear than the dentures your grandparents wore. Eastport Dental provides custom made dentures that are a good cost effective way to permanently restore your smile.
But because of advances in dental technology, dentures are not your only option! Teeth can now easily be replaced with dental implants. While getting individual implants can become costly if all of your teeth are missing, with the All-on-4 dental implant system you can restore an entire arch of teeth with just four implants in total.
Why Fix Something That Isn’t Broken?
You may be very happy with your current dentures. However, most denture wearers will at some point begin to have frustrations with them as their mouth changes. The most common issue denture wearers will experience is the limitations on what foods you can eat. Biting into foods such as apples is nearly impossible. Chewing certain foods, like steak, is difficult due to the amount of bite force needed. Dentures will often rock and come loose when eating, especially as our bone starts to change.
Over time, the bone tissue needed to support your denture resorbs, causing your denture to feel looser. Your denture may move when you speak or come loose when you laugh. Painful mouth sores develop because of this movement, making your denture even more uncomfortable to wear.
Dental adhesives help to make your denture more secure. Although, adhesives work great, they are very messy and can leave a bad taste in your mouth.
While dentures provide a great, cost-effective way to permanently replace teeth, you may want to consider upgrading to the All-on-4 implant system.
What Are All-On-4 Implants?
With the All-on-4 implant system, an entire arch of teeth can be permanently replaced with just 4 implants in total. All-on-4 implants are the perfect alternative to traditional dentures, offering full mouth restoration for both your upper and lower jawline in as little as one appointment!
Each of your four implants posts is made of a titanium, which is an extremely strong material. They are surgically anchored into the bone tissue. These implant posts fuse quickly into the bone and serve as new tooth roots for your prosthesis to attach onto. Once implants are placed, Dr. Huynh and his highly skilled staff will permanently fix your custom appliance to the implants. With an All-on-4 implant system you regain the confidence to eat, smile and laugh without fear of your denture moving out of place ever again!
Benefits of All-On-4 Implants
The process of restoring an entire smile with just four implants is minimally invasive. Your healing time is much shorter than that of a tooth extraction and the results can last a lifetime.
Upgrading your denture to an All-on-4 implant system is often more cost effective. Dentures need frequent adjustments and often need to be replaced every few years. All-On-4 hybrid implant dentures rarely need to be replaced. Additionally, the ability to replace an entire arch of teeth with just four implants is much more affordable than placing individual implants for each tooth that’s missing.
With dental implants securing your denture in place, you can expect to enjoy all the foods you once loved without fear of your denture rocking or rubbing. There are no painful mouth sores and no need for messy dental adhesive. Because your fixed hybrid denture is now permanently fixed, you don’t have to take it out to sleep or to brush, eliminating the chance that anyone could see you without your teeth!
Because dental implants serve as new tooth roots, further bone loss is prevented from occurring. This will preserve your bone health, add density to your jaw, and give you a more youthful appearance. Regain the good dental health you once had!
How To Care For All-On-4 Implants
Just like natural teeth, good home care is essential for the success of your All-on-4 implant system. Implants need to be cleaned daily to remove plaque and bacteria. The use of a water flosser and/or super floss is recommended to clean around your implants and under your appliance. The prosthesis itself can be brushed with a soft bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Preventative visits are recommended at least once per year. During this visit, Dr. Huynh can remove your restoration to allow for a professional dental cleaning.
Contact Us To Schedule Your Consultation
If you are currently wearing dentures and struggle with dental adhesives, mouth sores or maybe are just tired of taking them out, then you should consider the All-on-4 implant system. Contact the conveniently located Eastport Dental office of Mesa, AZ to schedule your consultation!