All-On-4 Dental Implants in Greater Heights
Dentures have always been an excellent choice for people who are missing all of their teeth along both their upper and lower arches. They compensate for tooth loss and help to fill out your facial features, so you have a more natural and youthful appearance. Now, however, you can choose a type of denture that is even better. All-On-4 refers to dentures that are secured into place by dental implants. With dental implants, Houston dentists at Sunrise Dental can give you the appearance and functionality of natural teeth, so you’ll be able to eat, talk, smile and laugh with confidence.
Essentially, All-on-4 dental implants and dentures are non-removable false teeth. With twice daily brushing and once a day flossing, patients care for them just as they would their natural teeth. Unlike standard dentures, they are not removed nightly for cleaning and soaking. You will still need to schedule regular checkups with your 77008 dentist, so that we can examine the health of your gum tissue and the rest of your oral cavity.
All-On-4 and Dental Implants in Greater Heights
As the name of this prosthetic treatment suggests, All-On-4 are based on four dental implants that are strategically positioned in your jawbone. Ordinarily, six to eight implants along either or both your upper and lower arch may be required for implant-retained dentures. What makes only four necessary with these dental implants in Greater Heights? The positioning and size of the implants.
All-On-4 implants are set at an angle in order to take advantage of greater strength and stability from your jawbone. These dental implants are also somewhat smaller than standard implants, making the need for bone grafting less likely.
Immediately after your implant surgery, a temporary set of dentures are attached to the implants so you don’t spend any more time without teeth. This temporary set gives your gums time to heal and the implants time to bond with the surrounding bone tissue. This bonding process is what creates the firm anchor for your dentures. Moreover, the implants stimulate healthy new bone growth just as your natural tooth roots once did. This new growth lessens the likelihood of bone deterioration, which can often lead to a sagging facial appearance.
After you’ve completely healed from surgery and the implants are fully integrated into your jawbone, you’ll return to your dentist in Houston so we can attach your permanent All-on-4 dentures. With these dentures, you will have a solid smile and a renewed sense of confidence.
If you’ve been dealing with the challenges of missing teeth, don’t hide your smile any longer. Let us restore your oral health with All-on-4. Call our office today at (713) 597-8032.