Dentures vs. All-on-Four Implants

Feeling a little overwhelmed reviewing tooth replacement options?
We get it.

Fortunately, these days there are all kinds of alternatives from custom-made dentures, implant supported dentures, implants, and dental bridges.

Conventional Dentures
They are typically made of acrylic and rely solely on the arch of the jaw bone to stay in place and sit directly on top of your gums. Because of this and because they are removable, dentures are still fairly insecure which will cause limitation with eating harder foods

All-on -Four Implants
A popular alternative is to secure modern dentures via dental implants. These implants, made of titanium posts that are installed directly into the jaw, support prosthetic teeth by acting as an anchor.
The most popular version of securing dentures using implants is the All-on-Four method:
An oral surgeon strategically places throughout the mouth in such a way that they can support an entire set of teeth. Securing teeth this way means less movement and prevents bone loss and atrophy in the jaw which can lead to visible changes in your jawline. This means your All-on-Four denture can help you feel more confident in your replacement teeth because they are more durable, steady, and look a lot more like your natural teeth. They are also fixed into the mouth and are not removable.

Replacing adult teeth can feel daunting but we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss all of your available implant options!