Did you know you can receive a denture supported by just four dental implants? All-On-4® is a modern restorative treatment that can use as few as four dental implants to support an entire arch of missing teeth. We offer All-On-Four treatment in our Marshall, TX, dental office for patients missing their upper or lower tooth arches. All-On-Four uses dental implants to secure natural-looking false teeth and improve the smile’s function. With this restoration, patients can speak, eat, and smile comfortably.
Removable Dentures vs. All-On-4
Traditional removable dentures suction onto the gums, using adhesive to stay in place. However, these dentures easily slip and do not provide a stable foundation for false teeth. Removable dentures restore the appearance of teeth but do not allow patients to eat the foods they love. Traditional dentures also do not support the jawbone beneath the gums. As a result, patients can experience problems like facial sagging or gum recession.
All-On-4 treatment secures upper or lower dentures with as few as four implants and still stabilizes the smile. With All-On-4, we do not need to restore every single tooth with an implant. Instead, we find the best areas to place the implants to maximize bone tissue. As a result, dental implants act as false tooth roots, supporting the jaw bone and ensuring that patients can eat and speak as they would with natural teeth.
All-On-4 Treatment in Marshall, TX
As with dental implant treatment, we must ensure that patients are good candidates for All-On-4 before treatment. We will provide treatment for patients if they have signs of gum disease, require a dental extraction, or need bone grafting services.
Once patients are ready for treatment, we access the bone beneath the gums and strategically place the dental implants. We use anesthesia and sedation during surgery to ensure that patients will not feel any pain and feel comfortable throughout treatment.
The implants will require weeks or months to heal during a period called osseointegration, as the implant posts fuse with the jaw bone. Once the implants are healed, we place the denture. We work with a dental lab to fabricate dentures that match the natural look and contours of teeth, ensuring that dentures feel natural and comfortable.
For the first few months after the All-On-Four treatment, avoid hard, crunchy, and sticky foods. Hard foods can create discomfort, and chewy foods can pull at your dentures and create pain. Once the implants and bone are healed, you can return to a normal diet. Like other implant-secured restorations, All-On-Four treatment can last for many years. The implants themselves are permanent, and dentures may require replacement over time.
Restore Missing Teeth Today
Do you have many missing teeth but don’t want traditional dentures? Ask us about All-On-Four treatment. Contact Marshall Family Dental for care today at 903-437-8048. You can also request an All-On-Four consultation with us online. Let us know if you have questions about the All-On-Four treatment. We’re here to help patients find the best treatment for their dental needs.