Dental implant dentures are long-lasting and strong, but placement could take multiple visits. However, with All-On-Four implant dentures our team can provide a full smile in as little as one appointment. In today’s blog, your Cerritos, CA, dentist talks about the benefits of the All-On-Four implant denture system.
The Loss of Jawbone Strength
When we lose our natural teeth, this could mean a weakened smile that is linked to further tooth loss and even a much older appearance. When teeth are lost, the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphates to the areas around the lost roots. Without these interruptions, the bone tissue actually breaks down and loses mass and density, leading to additional missing teeth. Over time, this also causes sunken cheeks, a ptotic chin, and other signs of aging. With weakened jawbones, you may not be able to receive traditional implant prosthetics without first undergoing ridge augmentation or sinus lifts. But with All-On-Four, we can secure implant dentures for weakened jaws, and in only one visit too.
The All-On-Four Process
Instead of requiring between six and eight implant posts per arch, these only need four. They are smaller and more affordable, and are placed at specific angles and positions so they can support prosthetics and stimulate the growth of jawbone structure, which preserves your youthful facial features and also allows them to stay in place for decades, possibly a lifetime. We will plan and guide the placement process with advanced technology, so you have new roots that allow your smile to truly last.
Teeth in a Day
To begin, we will numb your smile to keep you comfortable as we extract the last few teeth in preparation. We then insert the implant posts into specific areas. Once the posts are in a place, we will attach abutments to them. These extend above the gum line and provide structure to connect your denture. We then attach your prosthetic in the same sitting, so you leave with a full smile. For some, this will be a temporary, so you will return at a later date so we can swap the temporary for the new one, finishing your smile and also ensure you don’t go without a complete smile.
If you have any questions about replacing your missing teeth with a full set of fixed dentures, and how we can do this in only one visit, then contact our team today to learn more.
TALK TO YOUR CERRITOS, CA, DENTIST ABOUT FIXED DENTURES
Our team wants to help you enjoy a full smile that looks great and offers optimal bite function. If you want to learn more about our full and fixed custom prosthetics, then call your Cerritos, CA dentist’s office at (562)584-4082.