If you currently wear dentures, you may long for days past when you could eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Even the most carefully crafted removable dentures do not have the durability and stability of natural teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Clark Damon and his team proudly offer All-on-4® dental implants. With this innovative method, Dr. Damon will place four implants in your jaw. Then, attach your custom-designed denture directly to these posts. Your permanent restoration will provide a number of important health, cosmetic, and functional benefits. Best of all, with All-on-4®, you will enjoy the freedom and self-confidence that you had with a full set of natural teeth. To learn more about All-on-4® benefits, contact our Fort Worth practice today.
Most dental experts believe that implants are the best method of tooth replacement. During a quick, minimal discomfort surgery, Dr. Damon will position titanium implants in your jawbone. Because titanium is biocompatible, your bone and gums will heal around the posts over the next four to six months. Thus, the implants will replace your tooth roots and become a permanent part of your jaw. With All-on-4®, the back or posterior implants are placed at a 30-45 degree angle to take advantage of the strongest areas of your jawbone AS WELL AS TO AVOID BONE GRAFTING- THE ALL ON FOUR IS A GRAFT-LESS SOLUTION. That same day, he will attach a custom denture, so you will leave the office with almost complete dental function.
Following tooth loss, jawbone recession occurs. This process can compromise your candidacy for implants, since you may not have enough bone volume to uphold the posts. All-on-4® typically reduces the need for bone grafting. Therefore, you may be able to receive an implant-supported denture with no need for preparatory work.
This innovative method of implant placement can also minimize discomfort. The since the prosthesis is supported by your implants, there is no pressure on the gum tissue. Since it is secured, there is no movement; thus, you could enjoy no irritation and faster healing time. Additionally, all implants, including All-on-4®, prevent jawbone recession. The posts will take the place of your tooth roots, giving off the same signals that stimulate bone regeneration.
If you have been wearing dentures for a while, you know that these restorations can sometimes make eating more difficult. Some foods you once loved may now be off limits. For example, whole fruits or chewy bread can pull your dentures out of place. Some foods could even damage your restoration. On the other hand, All-on-4® dentures are permanent. They will never move out of place, even if you eat extremely hard or crunchy foods. In addition, unlike some full dentures, All-on-4® restorations do not have a metal plate that covers your palate. Thus, your restoration will not affect your sense of taste.
Because All-on-4® dentures are so stable and rest right on your gum line, they will be essentially identical to your natural teeth. Additionally, because you will not have to worry about jawbone recession, your face will maintain its youthful contours. With All-on-4®, you will feel great about your appearance. Like many patients, you may experience a renewed sense of freedom. You may be more willing to smile, laugh, eat out, and speak in public. Plus, because All-on-4® dentures are permanent, you could enjoy these benefits for the rest of your life.
Contact Texas Denture Clinic today to learn more about All-on-4® and to find out if the treatment is right for you.