The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures and All-on-Four Dental Implants
When you lose your teeth and need an entire arch replaced, you may consider dentures as a way to restore your smile’s appearance and function. You may also be looking into denture options that do not slip and slide around your mouth or fall out. Clair Cho, DDS offers an excellent treatment option called All-on-four dental implants to patients in the Aliso Viejo, California area. All-on-four dental implants procedure combines dentures with dental implants. With as few as four dental implants, your implant-supported denture will provide a completely natural look with full functionality!
Improved Comfort and Stability
Because All-on-four implant-supported dentures are attached to implants, their stability is unmatched. While traditional dentures can slide around when you chew food, you may not get the desired bite force. All-on-four implant-supported dentures do not slip or slide and provide you the chewing strength you desire so you can enjoy foods that may be more difficult to chew with traditional dentures. Also, because you do not have to worry about your All-on-four implant-supported dentures sliding around, they are more comfortable when compared to traditional dentures, which can cause sores on your gums.
When teeth are lost, stimulation necessary for the jawbone is also lost. This stimulation, provided by the roots of your teeth, is critical to the health of your jaw. Without this stimulation, your jawbone can begin to deteriorate over time, leading to a facial appearance that is sunken and aged. This is why many people with traditional dentures have this look, especially when not wearing them. However, because dental implants mimic the function of a tooth root, implant dentures help preserve your jaw’s health. All-on-four implant-supported dentures utilize strategically placed dental implants, onto which your denture will be fixed. So, your jawbone health should remain in good shape!