If you have lost your teeth, you may have had the fantasy of growing them back, of getting a second chance at your own natural teeth. As great as the advances have been in the composition and fitting of dentures, these prosthetics simply don’t function like natural teeth. Even with a great fit, dentures can slip occasionally, and the presence of them on the gums can be irritating and painful. But perhaps most important is the fact that they don’t feel real, that patients are constantly aware of their presence. If you know this feeling, you may have thought it would be something you would have to come to terms with. Fortunately, it isn’t. Through the medical magic of dental implants, you can experience prosthetic teeth that look and feel natural, and with the All-on-4 procedure, you can get them in a single day. Your Allen dentist, Dr. Marco Cueva, explains how.
What Is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a dental procedure that uses dental implants to attach a full arch of teeth to the jawbone in a single day. The prosthetic teeth attached to the jawbone by means of the dental implants, which are inserted into the gums and jaw. Once there, the implants bond with the jawbone, ensuring solid support for your teeth. With the All-on-4 procedure, this entire process, the placement of the implants and the attachment of the prosthetic teeth, is completed in a single day, meaning that you can walk out of your dental visit with brand new teeth.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
When dentures are supported by implants and the jaw rather than by the gums, they feel far more natural. Some patients even report forgetting that they have prosthetic teeth. Implant-supported dentures also allow patients to speak audibly and clearly without slurring their words because the dental implants hold the prosthetic teeth firmly in place. Patients can even eat apples and steaks without trouble.
Schedule a Visit with Your Allen Dentist
If you are ready for a new set of teeth that look and feel like the real thing, schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Allen dentist, Dr. Cueva. Our 75013 dental office welcomes patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.