What are the Benefits of All-on-4® versus Dentures?
For hundreds of years, people have relied on dentures to replace missing teeth. Dentures can improve the smile and provide a certain amount of chewing power for people who have lost teeth, but they aren’t without their drawbacks. In recent years, the All-on-4® treatment concept, which can provide replacements for entire upper and/or lower teeth sets in a single day, has caused many to rethink dentures as the go-to solution. Many La Canada All-on-4® patients are already enjoying the benefits of this new treatment concept, but allow us to explain in greater detail.
Dentures: A Simple But Incomplete Solution
For their part, dentures are simple to use, easy to insert and can be taken in and out with a minimum of fuss. Unfortunately, they do little to address the real issues presented by missing teeth. They lack chewing power, limiting your diet, and they can be messy and hard to keep in place. Probably the biggest shortcoming of dentures, though, is their inability to protect the vital structure of your jaw. Given enough time, jawbone be absorbed back into the gums, altering your facial appearance and putting your other teeth at risk.
Advantages of All-on-4®
The All-on-4® treatment concept provides a complete long-term solution for patients with many missing or damaged teeth. The dentist removes all of the remaining teeth on your upper and/or lower arch, then replaces them with implants anchored in your jawbone. In only a few hours, you are fitted with fully functioning temporary replacement teeth, which will be “rotated out” in just a few months once your permanent replacements are ready. The main benefits of All-on-4® are:
- Increased stability and chewing power close to that of natural teeth
- Fast recovery than other implant methods
- Reduced cost because only 4 implants per teeth-set are used instead of one per tooth
- Implants maintain optimal jaw health and prevent bone resorption
If you’re in need of replacements for many missing or damaged teeth, don’t just settle for dentures. Protect your smile, your jaw, and your quality of life – call the Pasadena All-on-4 experts at Lytle, Tate & Stamper and schedule your consultation today.