If it’s broken, then you should probably fix it. That’s the attitude dental researchers took when they rethought traditional dentures, incorporating dental implants into their designs to address many of the “broken” things people hated about conventional dentures. Take a look at how All on 4 dental implants, a system for replacing full rows of teeth, compares to conventional, adhesive-fixed dentures.
The Differences between All on 4 and Traditional Dentures
Conventional dentures typically use suction, adhesives or a combination of both to stay in place. You’ve probably heard the common complaints about dentures for much of your life. They lose suction and slide around in your mouth, the adhesives become gunky and their inability to stay perfectly still means it’s hard to have full confidence in them.
Implant-supported dentures solve the most common complaints about traditional dentures by anchoring overdentures to the jawbone, just like natural teeth. The titanium post portion of a dental implant is inserted into holes drilled into the jawbone. The implant post is then inserted into the pilot hole, alongside natural teeth or in place of them. From there the implants will fuse with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration, and provide a permanent foundation for your dentures to attach to.
Top Benefits of All on 4 Dental Implants
There are many benefits to going with All on 4 dental implants for dentures instead of conventional dentures. Here are a few of the top benefits of their ability to hold overdentures in place reliably:
- Your chewing ability is fully restored, so you can get through denser foods.
- You can talk and smile confidently, knowing your dentures won’t distort your words or your smile.
- You don’t have to fuss with applying or removing adhesives
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