Supporting a Full Denture on Just Four Dental Implants

The good thing about dental implants is that they’re a good option for most people who’ve lost one or more teeth. They’re also the most lifelike tooth replacement option, consisting of a prosthetic root (implant post) as well as a custom-designed restoration (bridge or denture). Yet, the more teeth you’ve lost, the more complicated your smile restoration may seem. For patients who require a complete denture to replace an entire row of teeth, it can seem much more so, especially when restoring their smiles involves the placement of dental implants. For patients in El Paso, TX, we help make the process much more convenient and affordable with the help of All-On-4® implant dentures.

Dental implants and tooth loss

The reason why dental implants are so beneficial for addressing tooth loss are the same reason why they’re unique to other prosthetic options. While conventional bridges and dentures can successfully replace the visible parts of your teeth to restore your smile and bite function, they can’t replace the roots of your lost teeth. This means conventional options require additional supportive measures, and they can’t address the loss of stimulation within your jawbone. Dental implants help address all of the consequences resulting from tooth loss by reestablishing the support and stimulation your lost teeth roots were responsible for.

Considerations of complete dentures

Complete dentures are designed to replace an entire row of missing teeth on the upper or lower dental ridge. This means your denture will consist of an appropriate number of teeth to complete your smile, and will require the highest number of implant posts to support compared to a bridge or single crown. The point of dental implants is to offer highly stable support for your replacement teeth, as well as stimulate your jawbone so that it continues to receive an ample supply of minerals and nutrients.

How All-on-4® dentures work

Although a complete denture consists of a replacement for every tooth on your dental ridge, it doesn’t necessarily require a dental implant post for every lost tooth root. Dental implants are designed to absorb a maximum amount of bite pressure, far beyond what a single tooth root can accommodate. This means a single implant post can adequately support more than one tooth crown, and in some cases, we can secure a complete denture on just four strategically placed implant posts. Known as All-On-4® dentures, the implant-supported prostheses make rebuilding your smile with dental implants a much more convenient and affordable process.

A more affordable way to rebuild your smile

Securing your complete denture to just four dental implants not only minimizes your implant surgery, but also provides a more affordable option for rebuilding your smile with dental implants. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Sunny Smiles dental office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We also have offices in Chaparral, Canutillo, and Vinton so we can easily serve patients throughout all surrounding communities.