January 25, 2016

Dental implants are some of the most exciting and beneficial advances in recent dental technology. These prosthetics offer a valuable alternative to patients who are dissatisfied with traditional dentures or who want to explore their care options. All-on-4 dental implants are especially well-suited to patients who are looking for an alternative to traditional dentures. What makes dental implant technology so important? What sets All-on-4 apart from other the single dental implants available from a periodontist in Cadillac, MI, like Dr. Joseph Amalfitano?

One Tooth or Several

Traditional dentures are intended to replace multiple missing teeth. Patients who are good candidates for traditional dentures usually have several missing teeth in a row. Replacing just one or two teeth used to be challenging and left some patients without convenient care options. Dental implants help patients in three important ways:

  • Biting and chewing functions are restored without the slipping associated with traditional bridgework
  • Jaw bone density is preserved thanks to the implant’s distinctive structure
  • An implant is a permanent solution to tooth loss

How Does a Dental Implant Compare to All-on-4?

All-on-4 utilizes modern dental implant technology to support a whole row of dentures on just a four individual posts. Instead of tray-style dentures that have to be held in place with adhesive products, All-on-4 is permanently anchored in the mouth just like a patient’s natural teeth would be. The patient receives all the benefits of single tooth dental implants while at the same time restoring the appearance and function of many teeth at once.

Dental implants and All-on-4 are similar in that they are both precisely crafted to each patient’s mouth. The crown or visible part of the tooth is carefully colored to match surrounding teeth.

Would You Like to Know More?

Dental implants are an excellent treatment option but it is not ideal for every patient. Patients are encouraged to make an appointment with Dr. Amalfitano, please contact our practice at (231) 535-0260 or request an appointment online.



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