If you have lost all the teeth in either your upper or lower jaw, traditionally the only option has been dentures. While they’ve improved a lot over the years, there are a few issues with dentures that just keep persisting. The biggest one is the fact that their fit changes over time, causing a once-comfortable pair to wear out its welcome and need replacement. Another issue is their durability. While it keeps getting better, you still need to watch out for certain foods. Luckily, there is an upgrade to the traditional denture set that still gives you full arch replacement. It’s called implant supported dentures, and it involves using dental implants as anchors and then fitting permanent dentures to them.
All-on-4® Dental Implants Explained
Dr. Ferrier uses a system that supports the entire arch on four dental implant anchors. This allows a full arch replacement to receive stable support. It also provides the jaw with the deep feedback during chewing that simulates the roots of some of your natural teeth. This slows the tissue changes seen when you lose teeth. Other benefits of using this system include
- Fast recovery times
- Permanent tooth replacement, barring damage
- Easy to fix in cases of damage or trauma
- Comfortable and natural feeling
- Fit doesn’t change over time
With these kinds of advantages over traditional dentures, it’s easy to see why more and more patients are opting for implants.
Find Out More About Implant Supported Dentures
If you are ready to have a conversation about whether dentures supported by implants would work for you, the next step is to have a conversation with Dr. Ferrier. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a consultation. Our staff is ready to set you up with a time that works for you during regular business hours, and they can also answer questions about what to bring with you to your first appointment.