Do you have several missing teeth? Are you currently using a denture that does not stay in your mouth properly, no matter how much denture adhesive you currently use? If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider a different method for resolving your extensive tooth loss. One of these methods is through revolutionary All-On-4 dental implant dentures in Tulsa. To learn more about the process and the benefits you can expect, keep reading!
WHAT ARE ALL-ON-4 IMPLANT DENTURES?
Similar to traditional implant-retained dentures, the All-On-4 treatment capitalizes on your existing bone tissue, regardless of how much it may have reduced over the years. By placing four dental implants strategically throughout the jaw, we can provide a foundation for a denture that replaces all the teeth in your arch. Dental implants are titanium posts designed to replace teeth all the way down to the root, which is much different than what you might get from a crown, bridge or traditional denture.
Since dentists make sure to use as much of your bone tissue as possible during this process, your chances of being eligible for this type of treatment only increase. As long as you have good oral health and healthy gum tissue, you’re likely an eligible candidate!
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
During your initial visit, we’ll perform a detailed examination of your mouth, jaw and other oral structures. If we determine that All-On-4 treatment works for your unique case, we’ll schedule you for a future appointment to have your dental implants placed. During this process, we’ll also be able to create a denture that fits over the implants the same day as your surgery!
To place the implants, we first administer anesthetic and sedation therapy (if requested) in order to make you feel as comfortable as possible before beginning your treatment. Next, we’ll create four small incisions in your gum tissue, place the implants, then close the tissue to give them time to heal. We’ll carefully angle the implants in a way that maximizes your current bone tissue. Finally, we’ll place your permanent denture on top while the implants heal.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ALL-ON-4 IMPLANT DENTURES?
As noted, one of the most substantial benefits of All-On-4 implant dentures is the ability to receive your new smile the same day as your surgery. While the planning process does take more time to complete, it’s necessary to ensure that your treatment is a total success. When placed by a professional, dental implants have an average success rate as high as 98 percent. Not only is the treatment itself reliable, but dentures that use dental implants instead of natural suction, metal clasps and the shape of your mouth to stay in place are sure to last longer and be easier to use.
Does All-On-4 treatment sound right for you? Schedule an appointment with a dentist today to get your smile restored to the absolute fullest!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After earning his dental degree, Dr. Terry Rigdon graduated from the Misch Implant Institute. There, he completed numerus hours of continuing education in dental advancement pertaining implant dentistry. He’s also a diplomat with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. To learn more about his practice, you can contact him through his website.