Missing teeth can alter your appearance and affect your oral functions like chewing and speaking. Dentures are commonly used to replace missing teeth but they have a few downsides when it comes to their stability and maintenance.
In this article, our oral health professionals at Diana Dizik, D.D.S., General & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Mateo County, California, share an overview of all-on-four dentures, one of the most reliable solutions for missing teeth.
People often face issues with traditional dentures mainly because they can loosen prematurely and their fit can change over time. They also need to be held in place with adhesives that may limit the foods you eat.
Apart from that, reduction in bone density is also common among denture-wearers. Your jaw requires constant stimulation for proper bone density. This happens naturally when you have your natural teeth, especially when you are chewing. When your teeth are missing, the jawbone is no longer stimulated.
All-on-four dentures resolve all of these issues as they are supported by dental implants secured directly into the jawbone. This gives the dentures much more stability.
All-on-four dentures also provide the much-required jawbone stimulation just like natural teeth do. Hence, they are a viable option for tooth replacement.
Just like any other major dental procedure, all-on-four dentures also first require a comprehensive examination of your dental health. This is done to ensure that you have no underlying conditions that must be treated before initiating the procedure for all-on-four dentures.
The dentist will also make sure that you are completely aware of the steps included in the surgery and its outcome.
You can expect the following during the procedure:
For more information on all-on-four dentures, contact Diana Dizik, D.D.S., General & Cosmetic Dentistry by calling (650) 348-5424 or visiting our office at 720 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401.