Dental implants aren't just for people who have lost a tooth or two. Thanks to All-on-4 solutions, denture wearers can enjoy the many benefits of implants too. Your Grand Rapids, MI, dentist, Dr. Thomas Lambert, can help you decide if All-on-4 dental implants are a good choice for you.
How All-on-4 works
Dental implants are designed to replace missing tooth roots. Made of titanium, the small posts are implanted in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. Once in place, the implants soon osseointegrate, or bond, to the bones in your jawbone. When the implants are fully osseointegrated, they're just as strong as your natural roots.
One implant is paired with one dental crown if you're restoring just one tooth. Fortunately, you don't need a one-to-one ratio when you pair All-on-4 dental implants with dentures. In fact, just four dental implants can secure an upper or lower denture. The implants are spaced to provide the maximum support for your dentures. All-on-4 implants can usually be added to your mouth during one dental appointment.
Why you should consider All-on-4 solutions
All-on-4 offers several important benefits for denture wearers, including:
- Better Biting: Has your ability to bite hard or tough foods decreased since you've had dentures? Thanks to your new roots, you'll find that it's easier to bite and chew a variety of foods.
- No More Slipping and Sliding: Even the slightest movement of your dentures can affect your speech and cause painful gum irritation. When your dentures are attached to dental implants, they won't budge when you speak or eat.
- Healthier Jawbone: Your tooth roots press on your jawbone, providing the stimulation it needs to remain strong. After tooth loss, reduced stimulation can cause the bone to shrink, which may cause facial sagging and require adjustments to the fit of your dentures. Dental implants stimulate your jawbone the same way tooth roots do and help keep the bone strong.
- A Simple Oral Hygiene Routine: Once you receive your All-on-4 implants, you'll simply brush your dentures and floss around the base of your dental implants. In addition to good oral hygiene, you'll also need to schedule regular checkups in the Grand Rapids dental office.
Restore your smile with All-on-4 solutions. Call your dentist in Grand Rapids, MI, Dr. Thomas Lambert, at (616) 364-6490 to schedule your appointment.