With more than 35 million people in America missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth, advances in dental implant technology are beginning to eliminate the discomfort and hassles of dentures. Many people are not opting for the “all-on-four” dental implant restoration in which just four implants replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth.
All-on-4 implant dentures are fixed implant dentures that are held in place with only four implants: Two axial anterior implants and two implants tilted up to 45 degrees in the posterior. The treatment concept is a cost-efficient, graftless solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.
Dentures are custom-made appliances that are used to replace missing or lost teeth to improve appearance and restore oral function such as speaking, smiling, and eating. They consist of a denture base and prosthetic teeth, which are made of high strength acrylic plastic resin, customized to fit the form and structure of the patient. There are two main types of dentures, traditional dentures, and implant dentures.