A lot of people prefer dentures in order to replace their missing teeth, since they are easy to wear and cost-effective compared with dental implants. Modern dentures have come a long way and they are now more lightweight and aesthetically pleasing than ever before. However, long-term denture wearers find that dentures tend to become loose and slip while they are eating or speaking. This is due to the deterioration of the jawbone, a process that traditional dentures cannot halt.
If you have had enough of your dentures but you can’t justify the price of dental implants, we may have the ideal solution for you. At Glenholme Dental, we offer All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke. If you wear full dentures, the All-on-4 implant procedure can combine the best aspects of both treatments in a more affordable manner. Here’s how it works.
What is All-on-4?
The All-on-4 is an innovative dental implant technique that provides patients with a new set of fixed teeth in a single appointment. All-on-4 dental implants are ideal for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth or suffer from failing teeth as a result of advanced gum disease. Unlike removable dentures, All-on-4 overdentures are securely attached to 4 dental implants, surgically imbedded into the jawbone. The dental implants fuse with the jawbone and create new bone tissue, resulting in a permanent solution to tooth loss. With the All-on-4 technique, you can flash your new smile a few hours after the surgery.
Am I eligible for All-on-4 dental implants?
The All-on-4 implant procedure is versatile since it doesn’t require the same level of jawbone density that regular dental implants do. Patients who have lost most or all of their teeth are eligible for the treatment as long as they do not suffer from active gum disease or other conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease, that may affect the healing process. Age itself is not a problem for All-on-4 dental implants. As a matter of fact, older patients are encouraged to opt for this treatment in order to improve their quality of life.
To learn more about All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke, give us a call today.