Dentures have been around in some for or another for centuries (yes, centuries) as a way to replace a full row of missing teeth. And as with just about everything else in medicine, today’s modern dentures are far more successful than their first iteration. A denture supported by dental implants in Vero Beach is especially secure, allowing patients to eat, speak, and smile with full confidence once again. In cases of total tooth loss in the upper or lower jaw, All-on-4 dental implants provide a more efficient, effective option than placing an individual implant for each missing tooth — keep reading to find out more about this advanced technique.
How All-on-4 in Vero Beach Works
The All-on-4 approach to implant dentistry allows a full denture to be supported on just 4, 5, or 6 strategically placed dental implants. Two implants are placed in the front of the jaw, and then at least two are angled along the side, where they can draw the most support from the jawbone. After implantation, the denture snaps directly onto the dental implants for unsurpassed stability.
All-on-4 is also often called Teeth In a Day because the new dental implants can usually be restored within 24 hours of placement. That’s a significant advantage over traditional implant dentistry for many patients, as conventional dental implants may take over a year to complete. And because fewer implant posts are required to support the denture, All-on-4 also offers a more affordable route to dental implants.
The benefits of All-on-4 are significant.
- No more loose, uncomfortable, or ill-fitting denture
- No oral sores or blisters
- Ditch the denture adhesive
- Same-day placement of denture
- Eliminates the need for bone grafting procedures
- More cost effective than traditional dental implants
Is All-on-4 Right for You?
The only way to know for sure whether or not you’re fit for All-on-4 is to see your implant dentist. All-on-4 dental implants can be a wonderful option for many patients who are fully edentulous (missing all of their teeth). Dental implants require plenty of healthy jawbone structure for proper anchoring and success — but because missing teeth reduce the blood flow and nutrient distribution to the area, volume is lost and bone grafting is often required before traditional dental implants can be placed. These procedures may be cost prohibitive for many patients. Thanks to the strategic placement of All-on-4 dental implants, the need for these preparatory procedures may be eliminated.
Interested in Implant-Supported Dentures?
If you are missing all of your teeth, you may greatly benefit from an implant-supported denture. Talk to your dentist in Vero Beach to find out more about your options in tooth replacement, including All-on-4 dental implants. Many patients are eligible for this wonderful option! We invite you to contact us and book an appointment today.