Really, one of the greatest benefits that implants (all-on-4 dental implants) have is with the lower denture. It really creates stability and makes it so that it doesn't move. For patients who have been wearing a lower denture for years and it moves around, they can't speak with it, this is really a game changer for them. It's really a life changing procedure, so it's really one of the more rewarding things that we, your trusted Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist can do.
The other option is with a fixed denture. It replaces all the teeth in the arch. It's great because we can make it really low profile, it doesn't extend very far, it doesn't extend out like a denture. The pallet isn't covered, there isn't much of a flange that goes up, and it also doesn't come in or out. It's for the folks who really want the maximum stability and also the benefit that they don't take it out at night.
There's a lot of people who, just the thought of taking out their teeth is something that they can't deal with. This is a perfect option for them. It really gives them comfort, stability, it also gives them peace of mind that the denture's not going to move. It's a great option.
If you are missing one of your front teeth, you have a few problems. Your smile does not look good anymore. You can have trouble eating certain foods. Your words might even sound different. All of that from just one missing tooth. Now, what happens when you are missing all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth? Having that many missing teeth is a big problem. That’s why we offer All-on-4 dental implants at our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist office to give you a brand-new set of functional, beautiful teeth.
All-on-4® Dental ImplantsRead Transcript
The all in four option is where 4 implants are placed in the arch and we create a bridge that replaces all the teeth. There's a titanium frame to the bridge. That gives it strength, so you don't have to worry about it breaking. Then we place the teeth on the metal frame. With this, it won't show through. It looks very aesthetic. You can't even tell that the person had dental work done. It's a great option. We can create facial support again. We can give someone a very aesthetic smile and again, just the stability of it is really a marvel.
All-on-4 is a patented implant method for missing teeth. The procedure starts with a full arch of replacement teeth. They are made to look and feel like natural, healthy teeth, so you’ll be able to smile, eat, and talk normally again as soon as they are placed. All-on-4 uses four implanted titanium roots that connect to the replacement teeth. This means your new teeth will be as secure as they can be. You will not have to worry about them sliding around or falling out unexpectedly, because they simply can’t.
All-on-4 Are Different From DenturesRead Transcript
We offer dental implant options in the office. We can do things like a single tooth. Let's say someone breaks their front tooth, and it has to be extracted. You can have an implant placed and have a crown put on it, so that you have no idea that any work was done.
Both dentures and All-on-4 dental implants use replacement teeth in a gum-colored base. The big difference is how the implants are placed and secured.
- Traditional dentures use adhesive and suction to hold onto your gums. These can fail, meaning your teeth can suddenly move or even fall out.
- Implant-retained and implant-supported dentures use implanted titanium roots to hold onto the gum-colored base. Since these roots are placed in your jawbone, your dentures are not likely to fall out. Both can be removed by a dentist, and implant-retained dentures can be removed by you.
- All-on-4 implants use implanted roots as well. However, the back two implants are surgically placed at a special angle. This gives All-on-4 dental implants even more stability and hold.
- Dentures can cover your palate, interfering with how you taste food. All-on-4 implants do not cover the palate. You’ll be able to taste like normal.
All-on-4 Dental Implants: A Healthier Choice For You
All-on-4 dental implants offer several health benefits. First, you’ll be able to eat nutritious food again thanks to the replacement teeth. Because they are very secure, you won’t have to worry about certain foods like apples ruining your day. Second, the pressure from biting goes to your jawbone like it does with natural teeth. With traditional dentures, that force goes to your gums. You can irritate and even hurt your gums that way. But with All-on-4 dental implants, you mimic having natural teeth by moving that force to the jawbone. This keeps the bone strong.
Last, your jaw expects to have roots in it. When you are missing teeth, you are also missing roots. Over time, the bone tissue in your jaw will start to deteriorate if there are no roots there. All-on-4 dental implants extend into the jawbone and support permanent, working teeth on top. Not only does that give such great stability and strength, but it also helps keep the bone tissue in your jaw healthy.
With All-on-4 dental implants, you get the advantages of dentures without the disadvantages. Plus, All-on-4 dental implants can help keep you healthier. Call your trusted Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist today at 812-406-0914 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment.