At Full Mouth Implants, we’ll help you find the best solution for your unique situation. If you’re missing a majority of your teeth, All-on-4 dental implant treatment can restore your self-esteem, oral health, and quality of life.
If you’re wondering whether or not All-on-4 treatment is the best option for you, Dr. Krauser can help. At your initial consultation, he’ll perform a full mouth examination to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for All-on-4 dental implants.
To learn more about what All-on-4 can provide for patients, read our helpful guide below.
Traditional dentures may be custom-fit to your jawbone and gums, but even the best dentures can slide out of place. You may find that your dentures slip out when trying to enjoy chewy or hard foods. Sometimes even speaking or laughing can make your dentures slide around.
All-on-4 dental implants prevent that embarrassing slipping and sliding by surgically anchoring four custom implants into your jaw. Dr. Krauser will place your implants strategically at a slight angle, increasing the degree of support by utilizing more of the strength and stability of your jawbone.
Dentures require removal for cleaning, including at night to allow them to soak in a denture solution, which can quickly become an inconvenience. Fortunately, All-on-4 dental implants permanently remain in your mouth. You can go back to brushing your teeth and caring for your oral health just like you would with natural teeth.
To get the best out of this permanent solution, it’s crucial to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Also, make sure to visit Dr. Krauser twice a year for regular checkups and professional cleanings.
Upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth, which can feel uncomfortable and change how your tongue moves when you speak, as well as alter the way your mouth feels and interfere with your ability to speak.
In comparison, All-on-4 dental implants slip over your gums and don’t extend to the roof of your mouth. Once you’ve adjusted to your All-on-4 treatment, they’ll feel just like your natural teeth and allow you to speak normally and enjoy all of your favorite foods hassle-free.
Dentures replace missing teeth, but rest on your jawbone and don’t allow for the same kind of forceful bite that real teeth or dental implants do. Without the pressure of teeth in the jawbone, the production of new bone slows down and your jaw can begin to atrophy.
However, All-on-4 dental implants create healthy pressure on your jawbone. Each time you bite and chew, the stress reminds your jawbone that it’s being used and encourages strong, new bone cells to grow. The All-on-4 treatment strengthens your jaw, helping to preserve a youthful appearance and shape your lower face.
While traditional dental implants have a recovery period of about 3 to 6 months, All-on-4 patients tend to heal quickly thanks to the quick-integrating design. With All-on-4, the implants start fusing to your bone from the first day, meaning some patients are able to eat solid food the same day as their appointment.
Best of all, there’s minimal pain or sensitivity. You’ll most likely be prescribed over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen to help minimize any discomfort you may experience during your first few days of recovery.
All-on-4 dental implants offer a variety of unique benefits that can’t be found with alternatives. Not only do they require fewer implants, but they’re also placed in your jaw at a strategic angle to increase the amount of bone-to-implant contact and decrease the likelihood of needing a bone graft.
If your current tooth replacement solution is inconvenient or you’re looking for a way to replace missing teeth, All-on-4 dental implants may be the perfect fit. To learn more about All-on-4 treatment with Dr. Krauser, get in touch! You can reach our North Palm Beach office by calling (561) 402-8871 and one of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to assist you.