Full mouth tooth replacement used to mean choosing between one of two options. The first is a traditional, removable denture. These dentures are crafted to fit snugly against the gums. This creates suction that holds the denture in place. The other option was a dental implant supported fixed bridge. Unfortunately, some patients were not ideal candidates for this restoration option because they lacked the necessary supportive tissue to anchor the dental implant posts into place. All-on-4 dentures have allowed us to deliver the improved stability of implant dentures to patients who might not have been great candidates for an implant denture in the past. At Woodsprings Family Dentistry in Jonesboro, we will work with you to find the best tooth replacement option to meet your individual needs. If you’re ready to get started restoring your smile, call our dental office in Jonesboro to schedule a tooth replacement consultation.
Traditional dental implant supported dentures use four to six implant posts positioned along the jawline to support a full denture. The All-on-4 method makes the most of the naturally denser parts of the jawbone. For a bottom denture, two implants are placed vertically into the front of the jaw and two are placed diagonally from the back of the jaw to the front, implanting into the denser bone tissue in the front of the mouth. This means the entire denture is supported by the densest portion of the jaw, minimizing the need for bone grafting prior to implant placement.
Thanks to the innovative placement method, almost any patient can be a great candidate for All-on-4 implants. You will still need to have relatively good oral and overall health and/or the go ahead from a medical professional. Otherwise, we can work with almost any patient to receive an All-on-4 implant denture.
There are many tooth replacement options available in our Jonesboro dental office for patients who need to replace a full row of teeth. In order to make sure you are choosing the best tooth replacement option for your smile, we’ll want to review the advantages and disadvantages of each solution. Some of the benefits of All-on-4 dentures include the following:
Traditional dental implants and All-on-4 dentures both offer advanced stability and increased longevity. However, the method of placing All-on-4 dentures means fewer patients need potentially invasive preparatory treatments like bone and soft tissue grafts before they can receive their implant denture. This has opened up implant supported denture replacement to