The advantage of dental implants is that they offer lifelike strength and stability for your replacement teeth, much like the roots of your healthy, natural teeth. But if you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge, then dental implant placement can be more complex. To limit the amount of dental implant surgery and the number of posts you must receive, we often suggest All-On-4® implant dentures, which are complete dentures that can be supported with only four implant posts.
The reasons for tooth loss differ from person to person, but every tooth lost should usually be replaced to maintain your bite’s proper function. For dentures, the loss of all of your teeth’s roots can also dramatically affect your jawbone, causing it to lose density due to lack of stimulation.
For patients who’ve lost an ample amount of jawbone structure, receiving dental implants may be challenging, particularly enough implants to support a denture. While some patients can rebuild their jawbone’s strength through bone grafting, many others can still enjoy the benefits of dental implants by choosing All-On-4® dentures.
Implants are designed to withstand a maximum amount of bite pressure, so you don’t need an implant post for every lost tooth root. With All-On-4® implant dentures, four implant posts are strategically placed to adequately support a complete denture. If you currently wear full dentures, or if you have recently lost all of your teeth and want to replace them with implant-supported dentures, then All-On-4® may be the best option for you.