If you’re missing all your natural teeth, you have likely tried a traditional denture to rebuild your smile. Although several advancements over the years have improved their fit and aesthetics, they still have their limitations, like slipping and irritation. To resolve the disadvantages, you know dental implants can stabilize your denture, but you’re not sure if a lengthy treatment is right for you. What if you could enjoy the stability of dental implants and complete your smile in just one day? Now you can with All-on-4 in Springfield!
Traditionally, a denture is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Although this is an effective solution, it will never truly feel natural. As a result, you can anchor your denture to your jawbone using an average of 6 to 8 dental implants. This allows you to enjoy the next best thing to your natural teeth, but you will need to undergo a multi-phased treatment process.
All-on-4 is a bit different because it only requires 4 implant posts. Although fewer posts are needed, it still provides superior support and stability. You will enjoy all the benefits of a traditional implant-retained denture while also restoring a complete smile in just one day instead of over the course of several months.
If you’ve lost all your natural teeth on one or both arches, you may be a candidate for All-on-4. You will need a thorough consultation with your dentist in Springfield to ensure they are right for you. Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you can get dental implants. Besides a visual examination, your dentist also uses a CT scan to see your oral structures in their entirety to check for any potential risk factors that may compromise the long-term success of your new smile.
When compared to traditional dental implants in Springfield, All-on-4 offers many of the same benefits and a few others, including:
Traditional dental implants require you to undergo a multi-phased treatment process that can take several months to complete. Before you can begin the process, you may need additional procedures, like bone grafting.
All-on-4 simplifies the entire process. The implant posts are placed into the thickest parts of your jawbone, which can eliminate the need for bone grafting. You are also fitted with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you won’t need to go without your teeth while you heal.
You can say good-bye to slipping and irritation permanently with dental implants. Contact our office today to see if All-on-4 is right for you.