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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.
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.