Restore an entire arch of missing teeth with a new denture secured with dental implants.
Implant Secured-Dentures are the natural more stable choice.
Similar to your natural tooth root, dental implants are completely biocompatible and act as a secure anchor for dentures, allowing the denture wearer more stability comfort and confidence when chewing. Implants are made of medical grade titanium so as to help last a lifetime.
How many teeth are in All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a dental implant technique used to replace a full arch of missing teeth with a fixed prosthesis. The name "All-on-4" refers to the fact that the entire arch of teeth is supported by only four dental implants.
The number of teeth in an All-on-4 prosthesis can vary depending on the patient's needs and the design of the prosthesis. Generally, a full arch of teeth can range from 12 to 14 teeth on each arch, depending on the size and shape of the patient's mouth. Therefore, an All-on-4 prosthesis could have a total of 24 to 28 teeth in total. However, this number may vary depending on the specific situation of the patient.
Are All-on-4 implants better than dentures?
All-on-4 implants provide a more stable and permanent solution than dentures, as the implants are anchored in the jawbone and function like natural teeth. This means that the patient can eat, speak and smile with greater confidence and comfort, and they do not have to worry about their prosthesis slipping or moving around in their mouth. All-on-4 implants are also easier to care for than dentures, as they can be cleaned and maintained like natural teeth, and do not require adhesive or soaking.
However, All-on-4 implants can be more expensive than dentures, and the process of getting them involves oral surgery and a healing period, which can be uncomfortable or inconvenient for some patients. Additionally, not all patients are good candidates for All-on-4 implants due to factors such as bone density or health conditions.
Dentures, on the other hand, are generally less expensive than All-on-4 implants and can be made relatively quickly. They can also be adjusted or replaced more easily than All-on-4 implants if necessary. However, dentures can be less stable and comfortable than implants, and some patients may experience difficulties with speaking or eating. Dentures also require daily cleaning and maintenance, and can cause soreness or irritation in the mouth.
In summary, whether All-on-4 implants or dentures are better for a patient depends on their specific needs and circumstances, and it is important to discuss the options with a dentist or oral surgeon to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
How long do All-on-4 teeth last?
The longevity of All-on-4 teeth depends on several factors, including the patient's oral hygiene practices, overall health, and lifestyle habits. However, with proper care and maintenance, All-on-4 teeth can last for many years, even decades.
The success rate of All-on-4 implants is high, with studies showing that they have a success rate of up to 98% after five years, and up to 94% after ten years. This means that the vast majority of patients can expect their All-on-4 implants to last for a long time.
It's important for patients to follow their dentist's recommendations for caring for their All-on-4 teeth, including brushing and flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Patients should also avoid habits that can damage the implants, such as chewing on hard objects or using their teeth to open packages.
Over time, the prosthesis may need to be replaced or repaired due to wear and tear, but this is typically a straightforward process that can be done without the need for additional surgery.
In summary, with proper care and maintenance, All-on-4 teeth can last for many years, providing a stable and long-lasting solution for patients with missing teeth.
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