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Why are more people are opting for All-on-4 vs dentures?December 14, 2019
If you had poor oral health or an accident to the point where you were left with no teeth at all, your dentist may suggest several options for replacing your missing teeth. One option is getting dentures. Dentures artificially replace your teeth and gums. Complete dentures, also known as “full dentures” or “false teeth” are removable replacements held in place by suctions.
Another option is All-on-4 dental implants. All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent solution. This option has four implants per arch, as the name suggests. Below are seven reasons why All-on-4 dental implants are better than dentures.
1. Immediate results
The first benefit of All-on-4 vs dentures is the immediate results. Instead of having dentures that can be sore and need to be constantly removed and put back into your mouth, All-on-4 implants can be placed in a few sittings and can last many, many years. You would get a quick and effective solution without the hassle that dentures can have.
2. Attractive appearance
Another benefit of having All-on-4 implants is the aesthetics. After perhaps years of looking older and unattractive with no teeth, having these implants will make you look much younger and more attractive. The procedure will preserve your jawbone and stop the deterioration of your facial structure. It will also decrease the amount of wrinkles you have due to missing teeth and sagging bone structure.
3. Easier time eating and enjoying food
The All-on-4 procedure will also allow you to eat more comfortably in comparison to eating with dentures. You will be able to chew normally without your teeth slipping or shifting. You can also bite forcefully without the fear of your teeth coming out. You will be able to enjoy eating all of your favourite snacks, food and desserts, including tough and hard to chew foods.
4. Better self-esteem
A big benefit of having All-on-4 dental implants is the boost to your self-esteem. With dentures, you may have had to live with the constant fear of being embarrassed by your teeth falling out in front of your friends, family members or even love interest. With All-on-4 dental implants, you will never have to worry about your teeth falling out, and you can feel confident enough to smile, laugh, talk and enjoy life. With All-on-4, you will feel better from the inside and have a more positive outlook on life.
5. Simple maintenance
The care of All-on-4 is the same as the care for regular teeth. Your new teeth will look and function just the same. You won’t need to remove your teeth when you go to bed or do any special procedures with your teeth. All you need to do is floss and brush your teeth, which is the average maintenance required even with natural teeth. You will also experience complete comfort because your All-on-4 implants do not put pressure on your gums the way that dentures do.
6. Avoid health issues
Getting the All-on-4 dental implants also helps you have an overall healthier mouth and body. It does this by lowering your chance of getting periodontal disease, which is an inflammatory disease that is bacterially-induced. Periodontal disease is linked to many issues, including strokes, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks and several other chronic illnesses. Since dental implants allow your mouth to regain a more natural state, they can help you ward off periodontal disease.
7. Permanent solution
Lastly, All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent and long-term solution. There can be so many issues with having dentures, including losing your dentures or your dentures getting damaged. You might have to replace your dentures multiple times which could end up being costly. Plus, the sheer embarrassment of your dentures becoming loose or falling out in inopportune times can make the decision to get All-on-4 dental implants an easy one for you.
Are you thinking of getting All-on-4 for yourself or a loved one? Speak to a qualified Dawson Dental dentist first. We offer mature advice and perform all procedures in-house.