Replacing your missing teeth is an important part of maintaining your oral and general health. However, traditional dentures can be a cumbersome solution to this problem. Luckily, you can find a permanent and effective answer to missing teeth with dental implants and all-on-four dentures. Find out about this procedure with Dr. Frederick Asuncion at Asuncion Dental Group in Frederick, MD.
What are all-on-four dentures?
From the outside, all-on-four dentures appear to do the same job as traditional dentures. Both styles replace missing teeth, allow chewing and eating to become easier, and giving you a full, beautiful smile. However, all-on-four dentures have some behind the scenes benefits that traditional dentures do not. Thanks to their design, all-on-four dentures use four dental implants placed throughout the arch of the mouth to anchor into the mouth permanently. This means no removing your dentures to soak them at night or clean them in the morning. Additionally, implants stimulate the jawbone in which they lie, keeping it healthy and preventing bone atrophy.
How do dental implants work?
The four implants which hold the all-on-four denture in place have three main parts: the implant fixture, the abutment, and the prosthetic. The prosthetic is made up of the denture itself, an entire arch of teeth made from porcelain. The abutment holds the prosthetic in place on top of the fixtures, which your dentist implants into the jawbone beneath the gum tissue where your natural teeth once were. Together, these three parts provide a new, improved, and functional smile which will keep you looking and feeling great.
All-On-Four Dentures in Frederick, MD
A good candidate for dental implants is in good dental and general heath and able to undergo the procedure to place the implant’s fixtures, which occurs while the patient is asleep under sedation dentistry. Candidates should also have a strong at-home dental hygiene routine to keep their new teeth, implants, and oral tissues clean and healthy.
For more information on all-on-four dentures, please contact Dr. Frederick Asuncion at Asuncion Dental Group in Frederick, MD. Call (301) 620-8882 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Asuncion today!