No More Slipping DenturesFriday, February 19th, 2016, 2:57 pm
Most people who wear dentures simply aren’t happy with them. They don’t feel secure, they slip, they can make speech difficult and can make the enjoyment of certain foods almost impossible. Dentures don’t have to be like that — imagine a denture so secure it feels like having your own teeth.
A special dental implant procedure called All-on-4 is used to anchor a denture that will be unlike anything you have worn before. All-on-4 uses 4 dental implants in the lower jaw and 4 in the upper to support a full denture that will restore your smile and give you back your quality of life.
When teeth are lost, a side effect is bone loss in the jaw because the bone is no longer supporting teeth. Dental implants have been shown to help reduce this bone loss. Implant dentures also help stabilize the bone in the jaw and may help slow or prevent future bone loss.All-on-4 dental implants can be used in patients who have already experienced some bone loss, without the use of bone grafts.
After the implants are placed in the mouth a temporary denture will be placed immediately. After a period of time that allows the implants to integrate into the bone, the final denture is set it place. Patients do not have to spend any time being “without teeth”.
Find out more about immediate placement dentures using dental implants by contacting Wilbanks Smile Center, your Toccoa, GA implant dentist, at 706-391-8777. We’ll be happy to schedule your consultation visit!