Patients who have lost an entire arch of teeth haven’t had a lot of options, traditionally. Dentures have pretty much been the go-to response, although there are a lot of methods for building them that have various advantages and disadvantages. That’s been changing recently, as implant-supported dentures move patient expectations about what can be achieved with replacement teeth. One of the most popular systems is that one used by Dr. Genninger, All-On-4 dental implants.
Building Support For a Whole Arch
The reason this system is so popular is because it uses four strategically placed anchors to create a permanent foundation for the denture arch. That means a few things for patients that weren’t possible with regular dentures:
• The replacement teeth are permanent unless they are damaged
• Their fit is stable and strong enough to handle practically any foods
• That fit doesn’t change with time because of the implant support
• Implants stimulate the tissue in the jaw like natural teeth, preventing atrophy
While patients sometimes find implants are more expensive than dentures, their permanence means you won’t have to budget for a new set every few years, saving you money in the long run. Patients also report higher quality of life outcomes due to the strength and stability granted by implants. It’s not just the ability to eat without worrying about your dentures, it’s also the security of knowing you have a natural-looking, permanent solution for your smile.
Find Out More About Implants
If you have recently lost all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, make an appointment today for a consultation appointment with the dentist. All it takes is a phone call. Our staff can also answer any questions you have about what you’ll need to bring to your appointment and what to expect at that consultation. The sooner you replace those missing teeth, the sooner you can get back to your regular routine.Talk to US About an Appointment