What are All-on-Four Dentures?
If you have any missing teeth, you may already be familiar with how implant dentures work. They involve a tiny screw that is made out of titanium that is installed in your jawbone to function as the root of a tooth. When the screw is in place, a crown is inserted over top so that you have the cosmetic appearance of a tooth in its rightful place as well as all of the functionality of a regular tooth.
All-on-four dentures are even more remarkable than typical implant dentures because they allow you to replace an entire row of missing teeth with only four titanium screws along your jawbone. With an all-on-four denture, you actually have the implant fused to the jawbone, which means it is a much more permanent option than a typical implant denture.
Even though the results of all-on-four denture implants are most noticeable in securing strong and beautiful crown, this is also a proven way to reduce bone loss in your jawbone. This keeps your bone from decaying over time and prevents many other oral health issues as you age.
How Can an Implant Denture be Detached?
When you have an implant supported denture, the attachment can only be removed by a dentist, and you should never attempt to remove the implant yourself. These are sometimes referred to as hybrid dentures because while the implant is fixed securely to your jawbone, it is possible to have them detached by a dentist to be cleaned.
One of the many benefits of hybrid dentures is that you do not have to take them out in the morning and night to properly clean your teeth. With hybrid dentures, you simply brush and floss your teeth like normal. For professional cleanings, you will need to see your dentist every six months to have them detached. If you notice any chip or damage to your dentures, it is best to call your dentist right away to avoid having to go through more expensive and time-consuming repairs if the damage worsens.
How Can the Quality of Your Life Improve with an Implant Denture?
The technology behind an implant denture certainly allows for a more accurate fit to your mouth as well as a longer lasting solution to missing teeth. However, there are many other benefits of having a permanent denture implant as opposed to a removable set of dentures.
One of the firs things that you might notice feels different with an implant denture from a removable one is that there is less material in your mouth. With a removable denture, the roof of your mouth would be covered to attach the upper teeth. This extra material is not required for a permanent implant denture, which means that you will have a more comfortable fit on a daily basis. You will also have an easier time acclimating to speech with this type of fit.
Quality Care for All of Your Dental Needs
If you would like more information about denture options or to schedule a consultation to find out whether you would be a good candidate for all-on-four dentures, call any one of our trusted dentists in the South Florida area today. We are standing by to make sure that you receive the top-quality dental care that you deserve and can answer any of your questions about options for implant dentures.