Dentures on Implant Abutments Can Make Your Teeth Feel Natural
Posted on 8/9/2021 by Ankur Johri
Many times, when edentulous patients receive fixed dentures, they are overjoyed. For the first time in a long time, they feel like their teeth are closer to natural teeth. That is because the dentures used in All-on-4 implant treatments are fixed, and therefore do not ever need removal.
Why Fixed Dentures Improve Oral Health
While removable dentures aid in eating and filling out a person's facial profile, fixed dentures, or prostheses placed on implant abutments, feel more natural. That is because the implants take the place of a tooth's root and provide an anchor in the jaw. This anchor stabilizes the teeth and prevents the gum from shrinking - something which can cause discomfort for removable denture wearers. In addition, wearing fixed dentures reduces further deterioration of the jaw bone, which occurs when people rely on removable prostheses.
No Problems with Slippage
When you wear dentures with abutments, you also avoid problems with slippage, which can occur with removable dentures. Slippage can lead to problems with eating and gum irritation, especially if food gets stuck under the base of the dentures. If the dentures become too loose, or need realignment, a patient can have problems speaking.
Fixed Dentures Using Implants - A Logical Choice for Edentulous Patients
If you currently wear removable dentures or plan to get dentures, you should strongly consider getting All-on-4 implants for fixed dentures. Doing so will give you back your smile, and care is simpler when you take this approach. Also, the cost, overall, is lower, as you don't have to go through procedures, such as bone or tissue grafts or gum surgery, to treat gum or bone loss.
Would you like to know more about getting All-on-4 implants for fixed dentures? Do you have questions about the process? If so, we can help you transform your oral health for the better. Whether you have been told you need to get dentures or are considering getting dentures, you need to have all the facts. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for a consultation about the All-on-4 implant procedure.
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