Reasons to Consider All-on-4 Implants instead of Dentures
Dental implants are now considered the best alternative to natural teeth for most patients who have lost, or are about to lose their teeth. The modern all-on-4 implants technique has a 98 per cent success rate, higher than traditional full mouth implant reconstruction techniques, and creates aesthetically pleasing teeth that feel and work like your natural dentition.
For suitable candidates, this is one of the most effective treatments to restore function and the ability to eat all your favourite foods. Research shows all-on-4 implant prostheses (incorrectly referred to by some as all-on-4 dentures) can restore up to 80 per cent of full functionality, compared to 10 percent for conventional dentures with adhesive. This is because they are not dentures at all. They are a strong and cosmetic set of fixed teeth attached permanently to dental implants.
With all-on-4 implants you can throw away your dentures, forget about discomfort when you bite or eat and no longer have to worry about slipping dentures, gagging or adhesives. Treatment can also provide an immediate solution for patients with severely advanced gum (periodontal) disease or heavily diseased or broken down teeth, without ever having to go through a denture stage.