Are you an adult living with multiple missing teeth? If so, you’re probably considering your tooth replacement options. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to you, including dentures, implant-supported dentures and All-on-4® dental implants. While there are some similarities between all three treatment types, there are also many differences. So, how do you choose which option is best for you?
If you’re missing most (or all) of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for All-on-4® dental implants. While dentures and implant-supported dentures can also be used to replace all of your missing teeth, All-on-4® dental implants can often be placed in just one appointment, providing you with full use of your new teeth right away.
All-on-4® dental implants are very convenient because you don’t have to remove them to clean them. Since they stay in the mouth permanently, you just need to clean them the same way you would clean your natural teeth.
All-on-4® implants only use four implant posts, which is less than some implant-supported dentures. Since fewer implants are required, All-on-4® could potentially help you save money over alternative treatments that require more implants to be placed.
Not all tooth replacement options are equal in regard to longevity and durability. All-on-4® dental implants are valued for their long-term results. They also provide the benefit of bone level stabilization, since the implant posts stimulate the bone in the jaw each time you chew.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you’d like to receive a consultation from an experienced periodontist in Nashville, TN, we invite you to contact Nashville Periodontal Group. We’ll set up your appointment with Dr. Bill or Dr. Will Akin so you can find out if you’re a good candidate for All-on-4® dental implants.