What Is the Difference Between All-On-4® and Dentures?

Although traditional dentures can effectively restore one’s ability to chew, speak, and smile, dentures can be associated with some inconvenient realities. For example, traditional dentures may require pastes or adhesives to remain in proper position. Ill-fitting dentures can move and slip along the gums, which can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. To resolve these common denture concerns, dentists developed dentures that could be secured in the mouth using fixed dental implants. With the All-on-4® technique of implant-supported dentures, patients can enjoy a beautifully restored smile with the security, stability, and confidence that only dental implants can provide.

The All-on-4® system utilizes four strategically placed dental implants along each arch of the mouth as anchors for the customized dentures. These dental implants eliminate the need for adhesives altogether, while simultaneously improving comfort for the wearer. Since each denture is securely fastened into place with implants, patients will not experience any shifting or slippage with All-on-4®. These implant-supported dentures are also easy to maintain.

Many of our patients at OC Lifesmiles choose the All-on-4® system when they desire the stability of dental implants but lack sufficient jawbone density for an entire set of single implant restorations. As an added advantage, some patients who choose All-on-4® receive temporary dentures that can be affixed the same day as the implant surgery, allowing them to reap the benefits of their new smile almost immediately.

For more information about All-on-4® implant-supported dentures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cross, please contact OC Lifesmiles today.

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