Patients who have experienced poorly fitting conventional dentures often report discomfort as a result. Sometimes it’s because changes to their smile over time change the fit of the dentures, but there are many reasons why dentures might become uncomfortable. There have been few options for patients when this happens in the past, other than attempting to re-fit them. Luckily, with the development of all-on-4 dental implants, patients now have an option to replace full dentures with a comfortable, durable alternative.
This implant procedure is unique and ambitious, and it has been proven to provide a durable, permanent solution to full teeth replacement. The implants are constructed much like traditional dental implants, and they are similarly anchored. The difference is that instead of replacing a span of teeth, the all-on-4 procedure places an entire arch of teeth. Just four anchors are needed for this process, and that speeds up healing times while providing a stable foundation for your smile.
Patients of Dr. Tana Busch have noticed these benefits after getting implants:
Dental implants have become more and more sophisticated over the years, and a lot of the innovations concentrated on helping more patients receive their benefits. If you are wondering whether you are a candidate for an all-on-4 procedure, you really need to talk to a dentist about your options. Even if you have been told you are not a candidate for implants in the past, advances in the implantation process and differences between this procedure and partial implants might make a difference.
The only way to know is to call today for a consultation so you can explore your options. There’s no reason to keep living with dentures that make you uncomfortable.