newport beach all-on-four

When you lose teeth, this could not only complicate your daily life, but weaken your smile too! But even in a weakened state, we can help secure a full set of dentures supported with dental implants. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist talks about the benefits of All-On-Four for addressing major tooth loss.

The Dangers of Tooth Loss

When we lose our teeth, this could lead to issues eating and even speaking clearly. But losing most or all of our teeth could cause an aged appearance too. The body will stop sending doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jaw around the missing roots, which causes it to lose mass and density. The gradual breakdown could lead to an older appearance, including sunken cheeks and a ptotic chin. But dental implants can prevent this, as they are accepted by the body as natural roots. We can support a full set of dentures with just four posts per arch, so you can maintain your youthful features and enjoy a full smile again.

The All-On-Four System

For some, the weakened state of the jawbone means you first need a grafting procedure or a sinus lift to strengthen the smell and ensure it can support multiple dental implants. But with All-On-Four, we use four posts that are smaller and specially designed to rely on less structure for support, so you can potentially obtain a full set of dentures without the need for surgery beforehand. In the same visit as the placement procedure, our team will attach a denture. A temporary at first, but we will swap for the final and custom option later, so you’re never without a complete smile.

The Benefits for Your Smile

The dental implant posts help prevent jawbone resorption, so you don’t lose mass and density. This not only helps you preserve your jaw and facial structure, but this also ensures your new dentures can stay in place for decades to come, possibly a lifetime for some patients. They never slip or require removal for cleaning, and can look and function like natural teeth. As we’ve discussed, placement only takes one visit, so you leave with a full smile. We will provide detailed care for managing your new smile, and monitor you in follow-up visits. We look forward to helping you regain your smile!

If you have any questions about the All-On-Four system, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About Dental Implant Dentures

We want to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile, sometimes in as little as one visit. Let’s work together so you can enjoy a full smile this summer! To learn more about obtaining a full smile or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!