Background

Four Differences Between All-Over-4 and Dentures

If you are suffering from extensive tooth loss, you have several options. Many will choose to turn to dentures, although they come will several disadvantages, such as being inconvenient and not feeling natural. As an alternative to dentures, All-Over-4 dental implants can restore a full row of teeth without these inconveniences. Speak with us at the Engel Institute Dental Center to learn if All-Over-4 is right for you.

How it Works

All-Over-4 is a relatively simple procedure that allows you to have a permanent and strong set of teeth. Four titanium implants are placed that integrate with your jaw, providing additional strength, as well as greatly reducing the risk of bone atrophy. A full set of teeth is attached to these implants, meaning you can treat them just like you would your natural teeth. You can speak, eat, brush, and sleep with them as you wish.

All-Over-4 vs. Traditional Dentures

  • Permanent Implants – Unlike dentures that are removable or may fall out of position, All-Over-4 is secured in place and designed to provide strong teeth for the rest of your life.
  • Immediate use – The procedure to have All-Over-4 put in only takes one visit. Plus, you will be able to put your new set of teeth to use the very same day.
  • Simpler maintenance – There is no need to change how you already take care of your teeth. Instead of soaking them externally to clean them like dentures, you can brush your teeth like you always have.
  • Eliminate bone issues – Your jaw bone needs to have the roots of your teeth in order to remain strong. With dentures, it is possible for your jaw to deteriorate and for further oral problems to develop. By integrating right into your jaw, All-Over-4 keeps these issues from arising.

Contact Dr. Todd Engel and the rest of the doctors here at the Engel Institute Dental Center to learn more about All-Over-4. Take the first step toward restoring your smile.