Dentists located in McLean, VA
Implant-supported dentures provide a stable way to replace missing teeth. The All-on-4® treatment has the dentures attached to implants, rather than just resting on the gums like traditional dentures. At Aura Dentistry, Dr. Negar Tehrani and Dr. Chang Yi offer implant-supported dentures as an option for the right candidates. If you live in McLean, Virginia, call the office or use the online booking agent to set up a consultation and find out if you qualify for this procedure that transforms your oral health.
Implant Supported Dentures (All-on-4®) Q & A
What are implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a false set of teeth supported by surgically-implanted posts. The dentures are removable but affix to the implants to give a solid fit.
At Aura Dentistry, the All-on-4® implants place just four implants in the upper arch and four in the lower jaw, as opposed to the traditional six to eight implants used for other types. They offer full arch rehabilitation without a bone graft.
Using just four implants to secure the dentures saves you money and healing time, so you have a full set of teeth that look natural and function optimally in a relatively short period.
What are the benefits of All-on-4 implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures offer numerous advantages. These include:
- More stable teeth that don’t slip when you speak or eat
- Improved biting pressure and restoration of proper chewing ability
- No need for messy denture adhesives
- Better fit and comfort
- Prevention of bone deterioration
- Permanent teeth that don’t have to be taken out
The All-on-4 option is less expensive than individual implants to support each missing tooth if some of yours are missing.
Who is a candidate for implant-supported dentures?
If you have no teeth in the upper or lower arch but do have adequate bone and healthy gums that can support the posts, you may be a candidate for implant-supported dentures.
You’ll undergo X-rays to ensure you have the right bone structure and bite alignment to support the posts and prosthetics. The doctors at Aura Dentistry do a thorough review of your medical history and your oral health before recommending implant-supported dentures as an option.
How are implant-supported dentures placed?
With this technology, your dentist installs four titanium posts into the jawbone upon which the denture is attached. After the insertion, you heal for several months, and the bone grows around the implants. Once the posts are stable, you can adhere your custom-made dentures to the posts for permanent wear.
How do I care for implant-supported dentures?
You don’t need to remove All-on-4 implant-supported dentures for cleaning. Good oral hygiene habits that include daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits keep your implants in tip-top shape.
If you’re tired of the inconvenience and slipping of traditional dentures, consider more stable implant-supported versions. To find out about the All-on-4 option, call the office of Aura Dentistry or book an appointment using the online agent.
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