Following the loss of a full row of teeth, we know our patients have already heard enough bad news and experienced enough pain and discomfort. The Legacy Trails Dental team in Plano is here to help you restore your smile. We offer a variety of dental treatments, including traditional, removable dentures and fixed dental implant prosthetics. Additionally, we can provide treatment using the innovative All-on-4 denture system. Keep reading to learn more about the innovative All-on-4 implant denture process. If you want to explore your tooth replacement options, call our team to schedule your consultation appointment today. We look forward to working with you to fully restore your smile to flawless function.
Traditional dental implant supported dentures use four to six strategically placed implant posts to support a full denture. All-on-4 dentures, as the name implies, only require four implant posts to support the full denture. This unique treatment method makes the most of naturally denser parts of the jaw to provide support for the full denture without the need for advanced, invasive preparatory grafting procedures, making it possible for a larger number of people than ever before to receive an implant supported denture.
Unlike traditional implant dentures that use vertically positioned implant posts along the entire jawline, All-on-4 dentures use strategically positioned implants that are anchored into the densest parts of the jawbone. Two implant posts are placed in vertically into the front of the jawbone. Then, two implants are placed diagonally from the back the mouth to implant into the front. This allows the entire denture to be supported without needing to build up the bone density or gum tissue volume along the entire jaw line. Instead, the areas of the jaw that have adequate supportive structure are maximized to provide the necessary anchor and stability for your full denture.
Anyone who has experienced advanced tooth loss should take the time to review and consider all of their available tooth replacement options to ensure they find the right restoration option to meet their unique needs. Some of the benefits of All-on-4 dentures that make them the best choice for many patients include: