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Taking a Look at the All-on-4 Dental Implant Protocol – PART 2
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Taking a Look at the All-on-4 Dental Implant Protocol – PART 4
August 6, 2014
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Why Choose This Permanent Solution Over Traditional Replacements Such as False Teeth or Dentures

This is a four-part series examining the All-on-4 dental implant technique. We will cover what is entailed in the procedure and how it all comes together for incredible, life-changing results.

Consider your ability to enjoy a meal. Are you able to eat whatever you want and chew your food? Even if you have some teeth right now, you might be wondering which replacement option would be best for you. Study the comparison below and ask yourself, “What do I really want for the rest of my life?”

CHEWING CAPACITY COMPARED TO NATURAL TEETH

100%….. Natural Teeth

90 % …..All-on-Four Fixed Implant Bridge

60%……. Overdenture (Removable- rests on tissue)

30%……..Upper Denture

10%……..Lower Denture

0%……… Teeth, no Denture

THERE ARE A FEW OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM WHEN YOU ARE CONSIDERING RESTORING YOUR TEETH.

LET’S LOOK AT THEIR ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES.

Removable Dentures

Advantages:

  • Comparatively inexpensive replacement.
  • Provides support for lips.
  • Easy to remove and clean.

Disadvantages:

  • Uncomfortable–may cause sore sots on gum tissue
  • difficult to eat certain foods
  • Accelerates bone loss
  • Often requires reline to improve fit and comfort as bone deteriorates
  • Difficult to speak as the removable denture may move
  • May require creams or adhesives to reduce the slipping of denture
  • About 10- 30% chewing capacity

Implant Over Denture (Removable)

Advantages:

  • Improves stability and functionality to 60% compared to natural teeth.
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Provides support for lips
  • Easy to clean outside of mouth

Disadvantages:

  • Uncomfortable–may cause sore spots on gum tissue
  • Remove and clean denture outside of mouth
  • May still move when chewing or speaking
  • May require relines to improve fit and comfort and bone deteriorates

All On Four Permanent Solution

Advantages:

Eliminated need for bone grafting
Can provide temporary bridge day of surgery- eat soft food while healing
Replaces roots and teeth
Preserves bone and soft tissue
Never decay–95% success rate over 30 years
Natural looking esthetics
Allows you to eat the foods you want
Able to clean fixed implant bridge like natural teeth.

Disadvantages:

  • Time (healing and restorative)
  • Surgical procedure

 

Imagine!…

Being able to eat and taste the foods you love…

Laughing, smiling and speaking with confidence…

Getting rid of your dentures forever!

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