The All-on-Four method for replacing missing teeth has revolutionized the way your prosthodontist addresses tooth loss. Offering greater stability and durability than conventional dentures for edentulous patients, the All-on-Four method consists of anchoring a full set of upper or lower prosthetic teeth to four strategically placed dental implants. Instead of using the gums and their arched shape to hold dentures in place, prosthetic teeth are attached to abutments on dental implants.
The All-on-Four method for replacing missing teeth has revolutionized the way your prosthodontist addresses tooth loss.
Dental implants consist of a rod made from titanium that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over time, because of the unique composition of titanium, the jawbone will fuse to the rod and secure it in place permanently. The process by which dental implants are used to anchor a full set of replacement teeth or one crown is similar to how a tooth’s root anchors a tooth in place.
After the jawbone has properly fused to the implants, your prosthodontist will then take precise impressions for dental laboratory technicians to craft a patient’s new dentures and ultimately attach them to abutments located on the titanium rods. Prosthetics are made from high quality ceramics and acrylics task management system. Ceramics closely resemble natural teeth because they are slightly translucent and reflect light. They also match a tooth’s natural color as well. Acrylics are used in combination with other materials to mimic the appearance of soft tissues like the gums. Furthermore, these prosthetic teeth are crafted on an individual basis and are made to match the shape and size of a patient’s mouth. Because the All-on-Four method along with the artisanship behind making prosthetics is tailored to the needs of each patient, your prosthodontist will work to ensure that your results are not only natural-looking but comfortable as well.
When compared to non-implant supported dentures, All-on-Four supported prosthetics do not slip and slide throughout the mouth. Patients with implant-supported dentures enjoy speaking properly and eating their favorite foods because of the stability offered by dental implants.
To learn if All-on-Four dental implants are right for you, contact our office at 972-503-7200 to schedule a consultation with our prosthodontist.