Often, doctors recommend dentures or partials to patients who are missing a full arch of teeth. However, some patients may struggle to wear dentures and partials due to the lifestyle alterations and daily maintenance that they require. At Premier Dentistry, we are committed to offering our patients the best of the best in all aspects of dentistry. In addition to dentures, Dr. Nechama Brand and Dr. Abraham Stein also offer our patients implant-supported dentures, known as All-On-4® Dental Implants. With All-On-4® Dental Implants, we can provide you with several benefits that you won’t find in other restorative options.
All-On-4® Dental Implants in Chicago, IL
Traditional dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth that suction to your gums while in use. Because they are not anchored to anything in your mouth, many patients suffer from denture slippage while they are attempting to chew or speak. Denture slippage can make many denture-wearers feel uncomfortable and unconfident with their smile. To help with this, All-On-4® Dental Implants utilize four strategically placed dental implants to anchor a set of prosthetic teeth to your mouth. This permanently secures the false teeth into your mouth for a more secure fit and more comfortable wear.
Benefits of All-On-4® Dental Implants
Denture-wearers often have to make certain lifestyle adaptations to ensure their restored smile functions properly. However, with implant-supported dentures, patients enjoy the following benefits that they wouldn’t normally get with traditional dentures:
- Bone Loss Prevention – Because dental implants are surgically placed and fuse together with your jawbone, this helps preserve the strength and structure of your jawbone and facial features. This benefit is especially great for patients concerned about facial sagging that typically occurs when you are missing teeth.
- Easy to maintain – With traditional dentures, you will need to remove the prosthetic teeth every night to clean them. This requires special denture cleaning products as regular toothpaste can damage the restoration. With All-On-4® Dental Implants, you do not have to worry about this. Instead, they require the same hygiene procedures as normal teeth.
- Replace a full set of teeth with only four implants – Dental implants are the premier option when it comes to tooth replacement. Often, patients believe that they cannot replace a full set of teeth with dental implants because this would require several surgical procedures. However, each individual tooth doesn’t need to be replaced. Instead, with All-On-4® Dental Implants, only four dental implants are needed to hold the prosthesis in place, and this is usually accomplished with one surgical procedure.
How long do All-On-4® Dental Implants last?
Most patients will enjoy All-On-4® Dental Implants for the rest of their lives. If the set of prosthetic teeth attached to the implants needs to be replaced after 10 to 15 years, we are able to do this without disrupting the dental implants.
Do All-On-4® Dental Implants look real?
Yes, our All-On-4® Dental Implants are designed customized to you and your soft tissues. We will ensure the set of prosthetic teeth are the appropriate shape and size for your smile. Because the dental implants hold the teeth securely in place, you don’t have to worry about any slippage or shifting around in your mouth. You can smile beautifully and confidently with All-On-4® Dental Implants.