You probably know what dentures are, and you have most likely heard of dental implants as well. It is not surprising, though, if you have been looking into dental restoration options and are wondering, “What is all-on-4 treatment?” At Rush Creek dentistry, we can help patients near Mansfield understand more about this restoration solution.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is essentially a way to use implants to restore an entire row of teeth. Now that dental patients are experiencing the benefits of permanent restorations with dental implants, many people find traditional restorations such as dentures unappealing. However, a full denture is still the most practical way to replace a full arch of teeth. When you don’t want to deal with the hassle of removable dentures, All-on-4 is a good way for you to enjoy the benefits of having permanent implants while only needing to have one restoration placed over the implants.
This method of restoration works by inserting implants into four places in each jaw to provide the best possible stability for a denture. Once the implants have bonded with the jaw, the dentist can place a permanent denture on either or both dental arches.
What are the benefits?
The All-on-4 treatment is beneficial to patients who have lost all of their teeth in one or both of their dental arches. Rather than dealing with dentures that need to be cleaned and taken out every night, you can have dentures that are permanently fixed in your smile. This means that they can be cleaned like normal teeth, and they will be stable in your mouth so you shouldn’t have any trouble chewing or speaking. The implants that anchor the dentures also keep your jaw and gums healthy by supporting bone structure. In addition, this method of restoration keeps your facial structure looking full and more youthful than if your cheeks have no teeth for support.
If you have lost most or all of your teeth but would much prefer to have implants than dentures, All-on-4 might be the right treatment for you. Give us a call at (682) 323 3299 today to find out more.