All-on-4® vs Dentures
Many years ago, dentures were the only real option to replace missing teeth, but their long list of detriments made the decision to get them an uneasy compromise at best. Fortunately, now we have a much better solution: All-on-4®. Foothill patients have a terrific alternative in the All-on-4® treatment concept that can be done in a single day and provides the patient with a natural smile and great looking teeth.
The (Many) Problems with Dentures
In addition to being painful, dentures are almost always uncomfortable and regrettably obvious when the wearer is chewing food. Denture wearers are typically restricted from eating certain foods, like steak and apples, and dentures can often cause bad breath.
Now, maybe steak and apples aren’t such a big deal to you, but dentures also do nothing to help to preserve the bone underneath the teeth. Erosion of the jaw bone eventually causes dentures to become loose due to lack of support and necessitates the use of an adhesive to keep them place. They can even fall out from sneezing, laughing, or coughing, causing the wearer to be self-conscious and embarrassed.
The All-on-4® Solution
Of greater concern than simply keeping dentures in place, the jaw bone forms the foundation of your facial profile and appearance. If this bone deteriorates too much, it can cause the lower one-third of the face to collapse.
While the outlook with dentures may appear bleak, most, if not all, of these issues are eliminated with All-on-4®. Foothill oral surgeons Lytle, Tate & Stamper use implants that attach securely to durable replacement teeth. The teeth are entirely secure and stable, but what’s more is that the implants actually help to preserve the bone structure of the face.
Foothill All-on-4® patients can look forward to benefits like:
- Greater comfort over traditional dentures.
- Near complete elimination of bone deterioration, upholding facial structure and improving appearance.
- You can actually taste your food and natural chewing motion is restored.
- Fewer repairs and relines than dentures.
- We maintain a high standard for our surgeons and our equipment which is why our practice only uses genuine Straumann dental implants.
Lytle, Tate & Stamper is one of the most prestigious and friendly dental practices in the region, providing expert execution of All-on-4®. Foothill patients can look forward to not only healthy, functional teeth but renewed confidence and outlook on life.
Don’t suffer the shame of missing teeth another day! Call the experts at Lytle, Tate & Stamper today to schedule a consultation.