When a person is missing most of their teeth, getting a set of dentures is a common treatment option. However, implant-supported dentures may be the most ideal option to really restore the aesthetics of your smile as well as your ability to bite and chew without hassles.
Our Amarillo, TX dental practice is proud to offer All-On-4® implants, which are full-arch restorations that are held in place with only four dental implants. Let’s consider the many benefits of this approach to treating major tooth loss.
All-On-4® gives patients a full arch restoration. Because of the effectiveness of the All-On-4® system, the procedure can be performed on both the upper dental arch and the lower dental arch. In fact, a full set of dentures for upper and lower teeth can be placed using All-On-4®.
The craftsmanship of the All-On-4® system is extraordinary. Patients with an All-On-4® denture can laugh, smile, and speak with total confidence. Even up close, people will not notice that you have a denture in place. You’ll experience renewed confidence in the way you look.
People missing most or all of their teeth can experience serious issues with facial aesthetics. Lips may seem slack or loose, and checks might appear sunken inward or hollow. Dentures help fill out facial features, improving your overall appearance in the process.
From a purely functional standpoint, All-On-4® restored your ability to bite and chew your favorite foods. You no longer need to rely on soft foods or liquified foods in order to meet your nutritional needs.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored into your jawbone. When they heal, the implants fuse with the bone structure. This allows a level of stability not possible with even the strongest dental adhesives. With a denture supported by dental implants, even tricky foods like corn on the cob won’t budge your appliance or cause it to fall out/come loose.
Tooth loss causes unavoidable bone loss and gum recession along the dental arch. This happens because there is no root structure in place for the bone tissue to support. With dental implants, issues with bone loss and gum recession are prevented. This leads to better overall dental health in the long run.
Thanks to All-On-4®, the patient’s dentures are snapped snuggly into place along the dental arch. This means increased comfort when biting and chewing as well as less of a seam along the dental arch where the denture rests. This improves smile aesthetics as well as overall function.
The best way to learn if All-On-4® is right for you is to visit our practice for a consultation. During your visit, we will take x-rays and assess your situation, making recommendations on the ideal options to address your tooth loss.
For more information about All-On-4® and if it’s right for you, be sure to contact the team at our restorative dentistry practice. We at the Texas Denture Clinic and Implant Center of Amarillo will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns about implant-supported dentures.