Dentures are a tried-and-true solution for the replacement of several missing teeth. However, traditional dentures that rest on top of your gum tissue alone may slip or slide around at the least convenient times — like when you are in the middle of telling a joke or eating your favorite meal. Fortunately, dental implants can retain a partial or complete denture to make it actually permanent. Keep reading to learn more about the implant-retained denture, including how it works, who it’s good for, and more.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts which can be implanted beneath the gum line to replace the roots of missing teeth. After all, when you have lost a pearly white, you are also without its supportive root structure. Replacing this part is crucial for the health of the jaw and the stability for the replacement teeth. Once the dental implants have been placed, they promote the growth of bone tissue to gradually fuse together with the jaw bone. This process provides the ultimate in stability to help you eat, speak, and smile with ease — and without the complications caused by missing teeth.
ALL-ON-4 AND IMPLANT DENTURES
There are two main options in implant dentures. First is the traditional method of placing dental implants and restoring them with a partial or complete denture 4 to 6 months later. Patients who are missing a full arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw, however, may be eligible for a treatment known as All-on-4. This method helps patients benefit from a complete denture supported on as few as 4 dental implants. Best of all, All-on-4 can be completed in as little as a 24 hours — which is why this tactic is also called Teeth In a Day.
Benefits of All-on-4 and traditional implant dentures include:
- Improved stability
- Better diet
- Promote better oral and overall health
- Look and feel natural
- Easy to clean
- Long lasting
- And many more benefits
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Many adults who have suffered significant or complete tooth loss can benefit from dental implants. All-on-4 can be a good option for patients who may have been told they are ineligible for dental implants due to weak bone tissue. If you are already missing teeth or on the brink of tooth loss, take the time to contact your New Orleans dentist to find out if this method of tooth replacement is right for you! You deserve to enjoy all the benefits of a complete, stable, and attractive smile.
Meet the Practice
Canatella Dental is known as a source of high-quality general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services — including dental implants in New Orleans. If you are interested in learning more about implant dentures or whether or not dental implants are right for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the office by calling (504) 717-4259 today.