All On 4® Implant Dentures

Think it's impossible to enjoy your favorite foods like steak or corn on the cob after losing your teeth? Think again. All On 4® implant dentures function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to chew and bite into foods without worrying about pain, discomfort, or denture damage.

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All On 4® Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures vs. Removable Implant-Supported Dentures

Here’s how All On 4® implant dentures stack up compared to traditional dentures or implant-supported removable dentures: 

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Traditional Dentures

  • Have artificial teeth and gums that are placed over the top of the gums
  • Must be removed and cleaned
  • Can slip or slide out of the mouth if not using a denture adhesive
  • Can cause pain and mouth sores
  • Allow bone loss to continue
  • Are the least expensive option for complete tooth loss
  • Do not require surgery
  • Can create whistling, grinding, or clicking noises

     

    Removable Implant-Supported Dentures

    • Have artificial teeth that attach to hardware implanted into the gums and underlying bone
    • Are sometimes called “snap-on dentures”
    • Must be removed and cleaned
    • Offer more stability than traditional dentures
    • May need to be replaced over time
    • May not be covered by dental insurance
    • Require surgical implants to be placed
    • Can create whistling, grinding, or clicking noises

       

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      All On 4® Implant Dentures

      • Have artificial teeth and gums that are anchored to hardware implanted into the gums and underlying bone
      • Are permanent and is not taken out of the mouth
      • Are considered the gold standard for complete tooth loss
      • Do not need replacement
      • May not be covered by dental insurance
      • Require surgical implants to be placed
      • Do not make clicking or grinding noises

         

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        Benefits of All On 4® Implant Dentures

        There are several benefits to All On 4® implant dentures, including but not limited to:

         

        • Restoration of up to 95% of your natural biting force back
        • Preservation of underlying jawbone and protection from bone loss
        • Preservation of facial structure and appearance
        • Elimination of the need for denture cleaner, adhesives, and other products

        All On 4® implant dentures: 

        • Feel the most like natural teeth
        • Are a permanent investment in your health and appearance
        • Require only the same care as natural teeth or less
        • Offer the best comfort of all complete tooth replacement options 

        Are All On 4® implant dentures right for you? Dr. Namrata Patel can help you find out if you’re a good candidate for permanent dentures using the All On 4® system.

        Frequently Asked Questions About Denture Implants

        How quickly can the All On 4® system replace my teeth?

        The All On 4® system allows for a complete temporary arch to be installed the same day as your implants. Once the surgical implants have healed, a custom-made arch will replace the temporary arch. This means you can have your new teeth in as little as one day, and you don’t have to leave our office without teeth! 

         

        Does age affect my candidacy for All On 4® implant dentures?

        As long as a patient is in good health, their age should not be a factor in using the All On 4® implant denture system.

         

        Can All On 4® implant dentures be placed on just the upper or lower arch?

        Yes. 

        How do I clean my All On 4® implant dentures?

        You should brush and floss your new dentures similar to the way you would brush and floss your own natural teeth. Before you leave our office, we’ll show you how to properly take care of your cosmetic arches and keep them clean. 

        Will I need a bone graft?

        If you’ve been missing teeth for an extended period of time, you may need a bone graft to allow your natural jawbone to support your dental implants. However, bone grafts are much less frequently required when placing All On 4® implant dentures than when placing traditional dental implants.

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