When you have lost the majority of your teeth, you may need a complete set of dentures. For a fixed version, and one that can help people who have lost jawbone density due to tooth loss, we can offer All-On-Four. At your Metairie, LA, oral surgery clinic, we can secure All-On-Four implant dentures!
The Loss of Your Teeth
When we lose our teeth, this impacts how we eat, how clearly we speak, and can even lead to complications like misalignment, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and tooth decay and gum disease. That’s a lot of concerns! But the most severe complication is the loss of mass and density in your jaw. You see, once your body notices your missing teeth it suspends the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone tissue around the lost root. Without these nutrients, the jaw breaks down, losing mass and density to cause further tooth loss and an aged appearance. This can also mean your jaw no longer supports dental implants without first undergoing bone grafting or sinus lift procedures. But our team can provide a new smile with All-On-Four dental implant dentures.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are thin posts made from biocompatible titanium, which the body will accept as new bone structure. They are inserted into the jawbone and act as new roots, bonding with the jaw and allowing the body to resume the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the surrounding bone tissue. As a result, your jaw doesn’t lose mass and density, and preserves your youthful facial features. Implant dentures are able to last longer than traditional denture options, and don’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking. With All-On-Four, we can offer this for people who have weakened jawbone structure.
With All-On-Four, we only need four posts per arch, which means less structure is needed to support your new dentures. We then attach a denture in the same visit, so you leave with a full smile. You return later to swap the temporary for the final prosthetic. These posts are placed at angles and portions to strengthen the jaw and stimulate the growth of new structure, and also support the completed denture we attach to them. You can now receive a full smile without the need for bone grafting or sinus lifts ahead of time.
If you have any questions about how we transform your smile with durable and lifelike All-On-Four implant dentures, then contact our team today to learn more. You deserve a full and beautiful smile!
Speak With Your Metairie, LA Dentist About Implant Dentures
We would like to help address your severe tooth loss with fixed and lifelike dentures. For more information on our fixed dentures, reach out to our Metairie, LA oral surgery clinic at (504) 455-7161.