Why Trade Your Dentures for All-On-4 Implants?

Dentures have been a traditional solution for replacing missing teeth for many years. They are a complete set of removable, artificial teeth designed to replace missing teeth and restore functionality. There are different types of dentures, and these include: 

  • Complete/full dentures – They replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaws, making it an excellent solution for patients missing all their teeth. 
  • Partial dentures – These dentures are held in place by metal clasps and are suitable for patients who are missing some of their teeth. 
  • Implant-supported dentures – Offering a more stable fit, these implants combine the best of both worlds to provide a stable and comfortable fit. 

However, if you are a denture wearer, you may have experienced the challenges that come with wearing dentures. Traditional dentures tend to become ill-fitting or loose with wear. Eating then becomes a chore, and you may have had embarrassing experiences when your dentures have shifted around in your mouth or slipped mid-conversation. Perhaps you’re tired of using messy denture adhesives to keep your teeth in one place. 

As a result, you may be looking for an alternative solution to dentures that offers greater comfort and stability.  Enter All-On-4 dental implants – a game changer in cosmetic dentistry. 

What are All-on-4 Implants? 

All-On-4 Implants , also known as full arch implants, are an excellent tooth replacement solution that uses just four dental implants to replace an entire set of teeth. These four implants are strategically placed and mimic natural tooth roots, providing unmatched stability and support to your prosthetic teeth.

While many assume that denture wearers are not eligible for All-on-4 implants, that’s untrue! You can opt for All-on-4, even if you have minimum bone density.  If our dentist deems you eligible for All-on-4 implants, you can trade in your dentures and enjoy a newfound confidence and greater functionality of your teeth. 

All-on-4 Implants vs. Traditional Dentures 

Functionality 

If you’ve been wearing dentures, you probably know the frustration of not being able to eat your favourite foods with ease. The lack of stability of traditional dentures can make it challenging to eat food (especially hard and chewy foods).  Unlike dentures that simply sit on your gums, All-on-4 implants are inserted into the jawbone. As a result, All-on-4 implants offer greater stability, making it possible to eat and chew with more force and enjoy all your favourite meals without hesitation. 

Confidence 

With dental implants inserted into your jawbone, All-on-4 implants securely hold your smile in place. You can just smile, eat and speak with confidence without adjusting your dentures all the time. 

Maintenance

Denture maintenance can be a hassle as it requires constant adjustments. This is because they are more prone to damage and wear, leading to the need for relining dentures or replacement. As a result, it can lead to additional costs over time. 

Dentures also require removal and consistent cleaning routines to keep them in good shape. On the other hand, since All-on-4 implants are permanent fixtures, they don’t require removal or adjustment. They are sturdy and designed to last. All you need to do is follow a proper oral hygiene routine that involves daily brushing and flossing along with regular dental check-ups, and your All-on-4 implants will last a lifetime. 

Facial Structure 

Since dentures don’t mimic your tooth roots, your jawbone will not get the stimulation it needs to maintain jawbone density. As a result, it can lead to loss of bone over time, causing changes in your facial structure and ill-fitting dentures. With All-on-4 implants, you don’t have to worry about changes to your facial structure because these implants mimic your tooth roots, providing the stimulation your jawbone needs. 

Denture Adhesives

Traditional dentures rely on denture adhesives to achieve a perfect fit. These denture adhesives can get messy and require extensive cleaning, which can be a challenge. Since All-On-4 implants are rooted in your jawbone, they offer a much more permanent solution that doesn’t need denture adhesives. There’s more! Since they are permanent fixtures, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of removing them for cleaning and maintenance like dentures. 

However, if you suffer from dental problems like gum disease and weakened jawbones, All-on-4 implants may not be the best solution for you. In such instances, our dental professionals at Melton Dental will thoroughly analyse your condition and suggest the perfect solution for you.The choice between dentures and All-on-4 dental implants ultimately depends on your individual needs and desires. If you want more stability, durability and confidence to enjoy life to the fullest,  it may be time to trade in your dentures for All-On-4 implants. Our friendly team at Melton Dental will help you choose the best option for your individual needs so you can regain your lost confidence and smile.



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