Losing biological teeth has far-reaching effects on a patient’s oral health. Tooth loss increases the risk for losing more teeth because teeth, lacking their natural support system, shift into empty tooth sockets. Losing teeth also leads to bone atrophy and gum recession.
Fortunately, dental implants provide the support structure patients require to maintain more of their biological teeth and decrease the likelihood of developing bone atrophy and gum recessions. However, traditional dental implants are not right for every patient. For patients who lack the bone density to support traditional dental implants, the All-on-4 dental implant technique, performed by a periodontist, involves strategically placed implants that support an entire arch of prosthetic teeth.
Advantages of All-on-4 Implant Supported Dentures
Like dental implants meant for single tooth replacement, the All-on-4 technique helps support bone health and prevent the body’s resorption of oral structures that define the shape of the mouth. This technique is also a more comfortable and durable alternative to traditional dentures. Unlike dentures, which rely on mouth shape for support by resting on top of the gums, All-on-4 dental implants are used to stabilize dentures in the mouth by attaching an arch of prosthetic teeth to abutments on the implants themselves. This affords patients a more comfortable eating experience because the prosthetic teeth will not move in the mouth. Because the prosthetic teeth are stable, patients can also speak without impairment.
Sets of prosthetic teeth are made from life-like materials that closely resemble natural gum tissue and biological teeth so that patients enjoy a complete, beautiful smile. Each set is created in a dental laboratory with the individual in mind. Made to precise specifications, these replacement teeth will feel comfortable in addition to restoring oral function.
To learn whether you are a candidate for the All-on-4 dental implant technique, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with a periodontist at our practice. During your consultation, we will assess your oral health by conducting a thorough oral examination to determine a specific treatment plan that meets your needs.
Call 212-756-8890 today to reserve a consultation.