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Aug
22

“All on 4” Implant Supported Dentures

Posted in Dental Implants

How would you like it if you could have a low-profile denture that took up less space, and was permanently set in place in your mouth? With All on 4 Dentures, you can have just that!

The unique design of implant-supported dentures completely eliminates the large base or plate to which dentures are traditionally mounted. An implant-supported denture is horseshoe shaped, and is mounted directly onto 4 implants placed into the jawbone. Like other types of implant supported prosthesis, an All on 4 denture is permanently fixed to the dental implants and stays into place for the life of the appliance.

Eating and talking is much easier with an All on 4 dentures, because so much of your mouth is freed up. There’s no need to re-learn how to talk or chew with a large prosthesis in your mouth. The roof of your mouth is now free to experience the taste and texture of your food.

Your treatment process begins with an initial consultation to evaluate the health and quantity of existing bone structure in your jaws. If not enough bone is in place, a bone graft may be recommended. Your 4 titanium implants are then placed into the jaw as if they were the actual roots of teeth. Made of titanium, an implant root is very biocompatible and encourages your bone to naturally fuse to the prosthesis. It is very important to allow for enough healing time to take place prior to permanently mounting your All on 4 Denture into place. Up to 6 months may be necessary, but an interim denture can be worn during this time. Once healing is finished, your All on 4 Denture is cemented into place and you can enjoy your completely new, permanent smile!

Posted on behalf of North Point Periodontics

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