Are you tired of uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures? Are you facing the possibility of losing all of your teeth to severe periodontal disease and looking for the best way to replace them? Do you want the convenience of dental implants without the cost required to replace each tooth individually? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may be a candidate for the innovative All-on-4 implant denture available from Thompson Dental in McKinney, Texas.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a complete (full) denture, meaning that it replaces all the teeth in an arch. However, unlike traditional suction-retained dentures, four dental implants on the top and the bottom that support and secure this appliance to create a permanent fit. Designed for patients who want the best of both worlds, it is more stable and secure than a traditional denture, yet faster and more economical than individual implants and crowns for each tooth.
Benefits of All-on-4
This is one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth for many reasons, including:
- Restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
- Dental implants help prevent the bone loss that is inherent to missing teeth.
- Your denture will be solid and stable, much like natural teeth. No slipping, no adhesive needed.
- With good care, your new smile can last a lifetime.
- No bone grafting is necessary.
What to expect
The unique All-on-4 system is a streamlined process, using implants and strategic angular placement for optimal strength, that is completed with one-day surgery.
The procedure is completed in one appointment. An anesthesiologist will completely sedate you to ensure that you remain comfortable. Four dental implants are gently inserted on the top and the bottom arch, and then a temporary denture is immediately placed. You will leave our office with a beautiful smile. You will have eating restrictions with your temporary denture during the healing process. The All-on-4 recovery time is short, with most patients returning to work within a few days. The temporary denture will be replaced with your permanent, custom-made restoration after the bone is fully healed and fused to the implants.
Are you ready to smile?
If you would like to learn more about All-on-4 or schedule a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate, call us at (972) 366-7743.