If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you know we are big fans of dental implants. It’s rare for something to be truly revolutionary, and dental implants have revolutionized restorative dentistry.
In particular, dental implants have given patients in need of dentures a way to restore more of the function of their teeth. We’ve seen it over and over again at our dentist office in Plano, TX.
And All-on-4® dental implants have made implant-supported dentures even better. Not every dentist office offers this service, but you can get it at 1st In Smiles.
★ Secure Your Smile With All-on-4
When you were growing up, you probably knew someone who had dentures. It may have a been a grandparent, a neighbor, or maybe a teacher.
No matter who it was, you also probably noticed their dentures would come loose from time to time. That’s to be expected when your dentures rest outside of your gums.
You can use a denture adhesive, but that only provides limited support for a short time.
If you’ve had dentures for any amount of time, you have come to realize their limitations. They can make your smile look nicer and more natural, but your dentures can come loose at any time. Losing your “teeth” can be embarrassing depending on when and where it happens.
Don’t give your dentures a chance to betray you. With the All-on-4 procedure, four dental implants are carefully placed in your jaw to keep your dentures securely in place.
By making an appointment at 1st In Smile, you can rest assured that your dentures will remain where you want them to stay in place until the end of your joke, your presentation, or your next meal.
That brings us to our next benefit of All-on-4 dental implants …
★ Eat Comfortably With All-on-4
Learning to eat with dentures can be a real challenge, even if you are using an adhesive of some kind.
There’s a good explanation for why this is the case. When you are biting down on something with dentures, researchers have found that people can create up to 50 pounds of force.
Before you get excited about that, you should know that a healthy person with a full set of teeth can general between 200 and 250 pounds of force with each bite.
That’s a significant dropoff. That’s also why some foods are nearly impossible to bite into and why it take so much more effort to chew certain foods.
Over time, you may give even trying to eat certain things simply because it is too difficult, too painful, or too tiring.
With All-on-4 implants, you are add something that dramatically improves your biting force. Your implants anchor your dentures into your jawbone. This puts a lot more power behind each bite.
While you may not regain 100 percent of your original bite force, you will have more than enough to continue eating the foods that you want to eat. And you won’t have to worry about something tough or chewy pulling your “teeth” loose when you try to take a bite.
The team at 1st In Smiles wants you to be able to feel confident ordering whatever you want the next time you dine out with your family and friends.
Getting All-on-4 at our office in Plano can help make that a reality.
★ Get Your Dentures Sooner With All-on-4
If we are being completely honest, the benefits mentioned above can apply to any implant-supported dentures. This need advantage helps to set All-on-4 implants apart.
Historically, people have received a series of dental implants as the first step in getting implant-supported dentures.
Then, they wait. Sometimes they wait for months until their jaws and mouths have healed before their dentures are attached to their implants. That’s months of walking around without teeth replacements.
With All-on-4, you can speed up that process. All-on-4 is a procedure to place implants so they can be bear the load of dentures that same day.
By going through the All-on-4 procedure, you will receive a set of dentures that same day. As your mouth heals, you will notice your bite force growing stronger and more powerful.
When you are ready, Dr. Barfield will place your permanent teeth replacements, and you will enjoy the full restorative benefits of All-on-4 implant-supported dentures.
We Want To See You Smile!
Schedule a consultation today if you want to find out what All-on-4 dental implants can do for you.