If you wear dentures, you know the struggle is real. But let’s face it; denture wearers don’t need to be told all the reasons why they’re not practical – they have to live with them day in and day out.
All it takes is one Google search to tell them their alternative (and better) options.
But it’s a crowded market with many choices, and importantly, you don’t want to be left with a new system you’ve spent thousands on that is just as bad as the previous one.
Enter All-on-4 – a revolutionary hybrid system that integrates traditional denture treatment with the stability and longevity of modern implant solutions.
All-on-4 fights the problem of poorly fitting dentures prone to slipping and having limited chewing capacity.
The full arch rehabilitation system is hailed for being the graftless solution to replacing a full mouth of missing teeth – this means patients who have been told “no” in the past for dental implant treatment can avoid the need for additional procedures like bone grafts and sinus lifts.
Plus, as a product of the digital dentistry age, All-on-4 works 50% faster for patients with functional teeth one day after implant surgery, leading to utterly life-changing results.
You’ll know how horrible it is to wear dentures, but do you know the problems it can have on the future of your oral health?
- Long-term irritation causes issues like sores and infections
- Sores and infections increase the risk of developing oral cancers
- Partial or full dentures, when dirty develop a film that causes problems in the mouth
- Ill-fitting full dentures cause mouth sores, and improperly fitting partial dentures cause decay, plaque build-up and gingivitis
- The loss of supporting teeth (further tooth loss)
- Depletion of bone in the jaw (does not grow back)
- Dentures put pressure on the gums, which are too soft to take
- Bite dysfunctions like temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD)
All on 4 is palateless
Gums will never be as good as the jawbone as a platform to anchor replacement teeth.
If you want to ditch dentures, chances are they have a palate, which is the worst kind as they further deteriorate bone condition and oral and gum health and ruin the eating experience. Those searching for palateless dentures will be pleased to discover All on 4 and other implant-integrated systems like implant-retained dentures.
Placing just four implants in the jaw, we can anchor a full set of replacement teeth in just one day.
Rather than relying on suction or adhesive to keep the denture in place, as seen with traditional methods, All on 4 uses dental implants, which act like artificial tooth roots to truly replace the tooth and remove the need to cup the roof of the mouth.
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Don’t get confused with snap-on dentures
As mentioned, the market is diluted with hybrid implant solutions like implant-retained dentures or implant-supported bridges.
All of these can be great choices, depending on the case. However, All-on-4 is hailed as superior because it offers a fixed solution (non-removable), improving comfort, speech, eating and stability even further.
Dental implants redirect the force of the bite and chewing from the gums to the jawbone.
Patients on a budget tend to opt for implant-retained dentures and implant-supported dentures, which all feature a palateless function. However, they are removable, which will cause slightly more movement when eating and speaking.