The dental implant
It is one of the most wonderful restorations modern dentistry provides. For people who have lost a tooth, implants are a restoration that makes permanence, stability, and natural function all possible again. However, if you have lost all of your teeth, it may seem like implants are no longer an option for you, and you may think the only hope left for your smile is dentures.
At Rush Creek Dentistry, this is not exactly the case. If you have lost all of your teeth or an entire arch but you still wish you could have the stability, convenience, and health benefits of dental implants, we have a solution. At our office, we can provide All-on-4 dental implants, which were created just for patients like you.
The All-on-4 treatment is essentially a combination of dental implants and dentures. Since it would not be practical or affordable to replace all 32 teeth with individual dental implants, patients can now receive implants that will permanently support a set of dentures.
This treatment makes it possible for you to get all your teeth replaced by having full sets of dentures placed on four implants in each jawbone. These implants are placed in strategic places in each jaw to keep your denture in the most comfortable and stable position possible. Because implants are permanent, they also make the All-on-4 denture a permanent restoration. This means that you can return to your old dental care habits and eat, speak, and even clean your teeth like you used to. You will not need to remove your permanent dentures, and you should not need to have them replaced like you would with traditional dentures.
If you are missing all of the teeth in one or both of your dental arches, you might want to consider asking your dentist about All-on-4 dental implants. Stop by our office in Arlington to make an appointment and find out if the All-on-4 treatment could restore your smile.