Do you need dentures but don’t want to deal with messy adhesives or slipping teeth? Ask our office about All On Four. An All On Four treatment uses as few as four dental implants to secure an upper or lower denture. We can secure restorations using dental implants so patients can benefit from fully restored aesthetics and bite function. All On Four is a restorative treatment that we offer at Dental Health Group in Colmar, PA, for patients missing all of their teeth or arches of teeth.
How Dental Implants Support Dentures
Dental implants are the premier replacement option for patients with one or more lost permanent teeth. Implants offer superior support for dentures when compared to adhesives of the past. Traditional dentures lay on top of the gums and do not support missing teeth at the root. Implant-supported dentures offer more benefits to patients with full arches of missing teeth. Dental implants:
- Prevent Bone Loss: After you lose permanent teeth, you can also lose the jawbone beneath the gums. Jaw bone loss can contribute to problems like facial sagging and bite problems. Dental implants fuse with the jaw bone and renew the bone tissue, especially if patients receive bone grafting treatment to support the titanium posts.
- Last For Years: Restorations that utilize dental implants can last longer because they are in place. Single implants, implant-secured bridges, and implant-supported dentures like All On Four offer lasting treatment. The implant posts themselves are permanent.
- Create Stable Bites: Because implants are placed in the jaw bone, they replace the tooth root. This means that patients with implant-secured restorations can bite and chew more easily. Patients who receive treatments like All On Four can eat the foods they enjoy with fewer restrictions.
All On Four in Colmar, PA
Before any implant treatment, we will ensure that patients have good oral health. Patients who receive implants must have enough jaw bone to support their restorations. We can recommend bone grafting as needed to prepare for treatment.
Our dental office works with local oral surgeons to place dental implants. We will take dental x-rays of the smile so the oral surgeon can strategically place the implant posts. They can use as few as four implants to secure a lower or upper arch. Over three to six months, the implant posts will fuse with the jaw bone, creating a stable foundation for the restoration. We will take dental impressions of the smile and provide a temporary restoration while the permanent dentures are made. Then, once the permanent dentures are complete, we will remove the temporary restoration and secure the permanent restoration to the implants.
While patients may need to replace their dentures after 10 to 15 years, the implants should stay in the mouth permanently. All On Four dentures are simple to clean because they are not removable and act like natural teeth.
Restore Your Full Smile
Call our dental office for treatment with implant-supported dentures today at (215) 774-6702. You can also request a dental appointment with our dental team online. Our team is excited to help you find the correct restoration for your needs.