Did you know that if you’re missing teeth, you could eventually have to deal with problems like gaps in your smile, an uneven bite, and even problems with your jaw? Similarly, missing teeth has clear cosmetic disadvantages as well. Fortunately, there are many dental restorations designed specifically to replace missing teeth. For instance, you may know about dental bridges, dentures, or implants, but have you ever heard of All-on-4 dental implants? If not, we recommend considering this restoration system to complete your smile.
Unlike traditional implants, the All-on-4 system anchors your implants securely to your jaw. Much like traditional implants, this results in a comfortable smile that feels and functions like natural teeth. However, the All-on-4 system is useful because you won’t need as much bone structure for a successful treatment. In other words, those who’ve suffered from bone decay can benefit from this treatment.
The All-on-4 implant system also resembles dentures. Artificial teeth are created to fill holes in your smile, but unlike dentures, All-on-4 implants are not removable. Similarly, All-on-4 implants offer a few benefits dentures can’t. For instance, food will not get between these implants and your teeth, will not slip, and allow for more biting force.
Of course, there are certain circumstances that make the All-on-4 system an ideal option. Specifically, our dentist may recommend All-on-4 implants if you have five or more missing teeth in one arch, have gum disease, or suffer from tooth or jaw decay.
If you would like to learn more about All-on-4 dentures, please feel free to contact us at 403.229.0510. Dr. Nathalie Dowsett and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!