Do you suffer from multiple missing teeth? Patients who have lost most, or all, of their teeth often have difficulty eating and communicating. In addition, the embarrassment that accompanies missing teeth may cause a person to avoid social interaction. To restore your smile and improve quality of life, you should consider tooth replacement. Allen TX Implant Specialist, Dr. Marco Cueva, explains the benefits of replacing missing teeth with All-on-4 implant dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions About All-on-4 Implant Dentures
Question: How does All-on-4 work?
Answer: Traditional dentures are removable and held in place with adhesives, increasing the risk of embarrassing slippage. Implant-retained dentures involve multiple steps and between six and eight implant posts placed in each jaw. All-on-4, however, only relies on four implant posts in each jaw and offers some patients a full set of replacement teeth in a single day.
Question: Does anyone qualify for All-on-4?
Answer: As with other implant-retained dentures, All-on-4 requires healthy gum tissue free of periodontal disease. Gum disease can lead to implant failure. You also require adequate bone tissue to support the implants. However, All-on-4 require less bone tissue for support than other implant denture options. To find out if All-on-4 is the best choice for restoring your smile, schedule a consultation with your Allen TX implant specialist.
Question: How do I care for my implant dentures?
Answer: All-on-4 implant dentures are fixed, which means they don’t need to be removed and soaked like other implant-retained dentures. However, they still require regular maintenance. Each day you should brush and floss your prostheses as you would your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene helps prevents gum disease, which can endanger your implant dentures. You should also attend regular checkups and cleanings, allowing your Allen TX implant dentist to assess the state of your implant dentures.
Question: Will my All-on-4 dentures look natural?
Answer: Yes. Your All-on-4 dentures will be custom-made based on impressions taken of your smile. They will be designed and fabricated using lifelike dental materials and the fit will be altered and adjusted as necessary for comfort and accuracy.
About Dr. Marco Cueva: Marco Cueva, DDS, MS is a board-certified periodontist with extensive training in periodontology and implantology. New patients can schedule an appointment or a consultation with Periodontic Excellence by calling 972-390-9944.