Does the fear of loose-fitting dentures slipping or falling out keep you from enjoying life? Hate dealing with messy adhesives? Have you ever had to hunt them down because you forgot where you put them? Or maybe you had to replace them due to breakage? All-On-4 implants let you avoid all that.
With All-On-4, you get a permanent solution that mimics real teeth. When done right, they look and feel natural.
But deciding on All-On-4 restorations is a big investment, and you want to be sure you can rely on the process and results. Many dentists offer implant-supported restorations, but not all of them have what it takes to give you the results you desire.
At Ocean View Dental, our friendly dental team has the knowledge, experience, and training you can trust when it comes to your permanent solution.
The Hassles of Traditional Removable Dentures
If you wear removable dentures or know someone who does, you likely know many of the associated hassles.
Common complaints include:
- They don’t look or feel real
- They require frequent, thorough cleaning
- Expensive, messy adhesives (which also make cleaning more difficult)
- They must be removed at night
- Certain foods are off-limits
- They can break if you drop them
- They can become ill-fitting, which can cause clacking noises, slippage, and pain.
But there are also many considerations denture-wearers are often unaware of.
For instance, since traditional dentures do nothing to replace your tooth roots, bone loss occurs in your jaw. This bone loss changes the shape of your face and jaw. These changes are what cause dentures to become loose, and often patients must replace their dentures every five or six years to achieve a good fit. This is also what gives denture wearers an aged look due to the sunken-in appearance of the face.
Another consideration is that food particles can get easily trapped between your dentures and gums, which puts you at a much higher risk of gum disease.
Moreover, many patients change their diet, usually due to ill-fitting dentures, and this can lead to poor nutrition.
What are All-On-4 implants?
With All-On-4, permanent restorations are anchored in place with dental implants. But rather than requiring the traditional six to eight dental implants per arch, today’s technology allows for a process called All-On-4. This advanced treatment involves placing the implants at special angles, meaning you can enjoy fixed restorations with only four dental implants per arch.
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically implanted into your jawbone. While the surgery is considered minor and carries few risks, proper placement and success rates are important considerations.
To ensure the best result with dental implants, you want to choose a doctor highly experienced and trained in implantology. Many dentists boast of their training and experience with placing dental implants, but often their training only involved a weekend class. The truth is, only two types of doctors specialize in implantology—periodontists and oral surgeons.
At Ocean View Dental, we are proud to have Board-Certified Periodontist Dr. Pichak Kelk on our team. When Dr. Kelk places your implants, you can trust her experience, which included an additional three years of training in periodontology and implantology after completing dental school.
Once your implants are firmly placed within your jawbone, your All-On-4 full-arch restoration is secured permanently onto the implants for a strong, stable, beautiful smile.
What are the benefits of All-On-4 implants?
When considering your oral health, a major benefit is that dental implants mimic the job of your tooth roots. Therefore, each time you chew or bite, the implants stimulate your bone tissue and keep it healthy. Because of this, you do not have to worry about the bone loss that occurs with traditional removable dentures.
Also, the restoration does not simply rest on your gums. Instead, it is anchored directly into the jawbone, offering tremendous stability and strength.
Other benefits include:
- They feel, act, and look like natural teeth
- No more gum pain
- Care is easy—brush and floss like natural teeth
- No more expensive, messy adhesives
- No food restrictions
- They won’t slip, become loose, or fall out
- No issues with talking or eating
- You won’t break or lose them
- They last for decades
Learn More About All-On-4 Implants
If you are ready to start living life to its fullest while not ever having to worry about the hassles of removable dentures, Ocean View Dental can get you there with confidence.
Call (949) 388-0780 today to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members. We would love to answer your questions and schedule you for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for a permanent restoration with All-On-4.