Almost 30 million North Americans are missing one, several, or all their teeth. We might shrug this off and say, “They can wear dentures, can’t they?”
But there is an invisible problem associated with tooth loss hiding below the gumline. Bone tissue needs stimulation to maintain its strength and health. Wherever your jaw is missing teeth, bone disintegrates. But do not despair. There is a wonderful and permanent solution to the problem of bone loss. All-On-4 implant-supported dentures use 4 dental implants to support your dentures. This not only makes dental implants more affordable, it’s also a wonderful solution for people who have been wearing dentures for many years and want a permanent solution – but don’t have enough jawbone density to support dental implants.
A dental implant is a titanium alloy post that is inserted into the jawbone, taking the place of missing roots. With All-On-4, four implants are placed, and then special dentures snap into place on the implants. Implant-supported dentures are stable and integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. Finally, in many cases, a specially designed denture can be attached to your implants the very same day!
Even if you have been told you don’t have enough bone to support an implant, the All-On-4 solution uses only 4 dental implants, so we can place them where the bone is healthiest. If you’ve been told you have lost too much bone for implants, All-On-4 might be the perfect choice for you. And since we have an on-site denturist, you can feel confident about the decisions you make for your smile.
Regular dentures can…
- feel unnatural
- need denture adhesive
- can contribute to bone loss
- must be removed at night
- limit your ability to taste food
- reduced variety of foods
- diminished biting force
- become loose, wobbly, and uncomfortable if not properly cared for.
All-On-4 Teeth In A Day…
- feel normal
- are secured in place with implants
- slow or prevent bone loss
- let you taste the food you love
- allow you to eat what you like
- help you chew with strength and confidence
- provide a secure fit & long-term stability.
Want to learn more about how we combine the benefits of All-On-4 in Orillia? Curious if it’s the right fit for your smile? Get in touch to book a consultation. We will explore the options, and we’d be glad to answer any questions you have.
Conveniently located and serving families from the Orillia and the surrounding areas, the general family dentists and denturist at West Ridge Family Dentistry would love to help your family achieve the excellent oral health that supports a beautiful smile … for life. Contact us today! We’d love to welcome you to our practice family.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Jerry Collins and the West Ridge Family Dentistry team