All-on-4 vs. Regular Dentures
If you need teeth replaced in Dallas, you’re in luck. Compared to the past, when the only choice for replacing missing teeth was dentures, today there is a wide array of options. I’m sure we all remember seeing one of more of our grandparents’ dentures soaking overnight on the nightstand. I have my own vivid memory of being mildly shocked at seeing what is normally inside someone’s mouth sitting in a glass next to their bed. Luckily, no one has to be put through this slight but memorable trauma today. In fact, Dallas Oral Surgery offers several solutions for missing teeth. Let’s take a look at a couple of the most common, All-on-4 treatment and regular traditional dentures.
Sure, dentures have gotten better over the years, but they still aren’t perfect. The good part is that they have improved since your grandma wore them. For one thing, modern dentures are custom fit to the wearer. This is good for both the wearer and the person being spoken to. No more slipping around when you’re trying to have a conversation! They also look more lifelike, with colors and material that match the look of natural teeth. This means they’re less distracting for all parties involved. This type of denture still has to be removed though, for both cleaning and for sleeping. Surely, there has to be a better option? That option is called All-on-4.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a more modern solution for tooth loss. It involves small posts made of titanium that are placed directly into the jaw by your dentist at Dallas Oral Surgery. These posts act as an anchor for your prosthetic teeth. The oral surgeons in Dallas will place four dental implants inside your mouth, ensuring that an entire set of teeth are supported. Unlike traditional dentures, they are not removable, and thus do a better job of staying in place. In addition, they support the bone mass in your jaw, helping you retain a strong face shape and proper oral speaking. Not only that, but All-on-4 implant supported dentures are even more durable than real teeth, so have full confidence when biting down on that delicious apple. All these factors work together to ensure that All-on-4 patients remain more confident in their overall appearance and how they present themselves to the world.
The one category in which traditional dentures win over All-on-4 is in cost. Still, if you add up the advantages, both long term and immediate of All-on-4, they still come out ahead. Think of them like an investment, and you’re sure to agree that the advantages outway any potential costs.
Now that you know the benefits of the All-on-4 treatment over traditional dentures, why not give the professionals at Dallas Oral Surgery a call at 214-363-9946 today? We can help you go over even more of the differences and advantages of All-on-4 vs. dentures, so you can be better informed and confident that you’ve made the right choice for you and your loved ones.