Are you missing teeth? Do you suffer from embarrassment about showing your smile? Dr. Marco Cueva, Dr. Cuong Ha and the rest of the team at Texas Implant & Periodontic Center are here to provide you with the information you need to understand the pros and cons of traditional dentures versus All-On-4® dental implants.
All-On-4® Dental Implants
One of the best things about All-On-4® dental implants is they can easily restore your entire smile with only four simple implants. Another added benefit is you can have your smile back in a single day with a single surgery rather than have to undergo several sittings to receive your implants.
In regards to the disadvantages, more bone may be required to hold the implants firmly in place. This is due to the deterioration of the jaw bone from the lack of the stabilizing teeth for an extended period of time. In this case, even though you can receive your implants in a single day with a single procedure, you may require the additional procedure of a bone graft.
When you compare traditional dentures to All-On-4® dental implants, benefits of the traditional option include having an easy time of replacing your missing teeth, a lower cost, and not needing to worry about other possible oral health issues you may be suffering from such as a shift in your bite, bone deterioration requiring bone augmentation, or any other common jaw issues.
The negative aspects of traditional dentures include the slipping of ill-fitting dentures causing gum irritation, speech and eating problems, oral infections caused by insufficient sterilization of the dentures and further bone loss from not having the support All-On-4® dental implants offers when it comes to protecting the natural shape of your jaw.
Contact Us to Learn More
There's much more to learn about your options for restoring your smile. If you'd like more details, contact Dr. Cueva and Dr. Ha at the Texas Implant & Periodontic Center clinics conveniently located in Plano, TX and Allen, TX. Your smile is worth it!