Dentures can slide around in the mouth and be uncomfortable, while dental implants, on the other hand, are a more permanent way of replacing teeth. The concept of dental implants arose from the patient’s need to secure loose-fitting dentures. If you are missing several or all of your natural teeth, you will benefit greatly from the combination of dental implants and dentures.
When you have few or no teeth, your body will begin to reabsorb your jawbone. This reabsorption will cause your facial structure to diminish, resulting in facial collapse. Once you have lost a significant amount of jawbone, you dentures will not fit properly and can fall out at inopportune times. However, if you get dental implants, you can prevent the jawbone reabsorption. The implants will also secure the dentures, so they will stay in place.
With the All-on-4® dental implant system, an entire arch of dentures is supported with 4 angled implants, specifically designed to optimize stability and support with the fewest possible number of dental implants. This has several significant benefits for patients, including reduced treatment time (patients can often expect to have a full arch prosthesis on the same day as their surgery), reduced recovery times, and reduced cost compared to traditional dental implant replacements.