The Aggravation of Dentures
Dentures, while a common solution to tooth loss, present a multitude of problems for many people. Many denture wearers suffer from a decreased quality of life, as they can appear bulky or unnatural in the mouth and may slip or move while speaking with others. They impact the ability to eat and taste certain foods too. Because of these daily life restrictions, clinicians and patients alike choose the more permanent solution to tooth replacement—full-arch dental implants.
Full-Arch Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Full-arch dental implants, such as All-on-4 dental implants and TeethExpress™ implants or bar attached dentures, are preferred by both dentists and patients for replacing lost teeth. Implants replace not only the crown of the tooth, but also the root, engaging the jaw bone to prevent deterioration. Since implants are surgically placed into the jaw, they provide a more permanent solution to tooth loss as long as proper care is taken. Unlike implants, dentures do not stimulate the jaw bone since they sit on top of the gums. This causes them to wear away at the bone underneath, changing facial appearance and creating an improper fit for the dentures.
Experience Full-Arch Dental Implant Benefits
Dr. Paul Anderson specializes in placing a variety of full-arch dental implants, including All-on-4 dental implants, catered to your individual needs. Our office is equipped with the latest in technology including computer guided implant surgery for increased accuracy of implant placement and the 3Shape TRIOS® intraoral scanner for an improved patient experience and diminished chair time.
You may experience a tremendous improvement in your quality of life, including:
- Permanent solution with proper care
- Decay-resistant material
- Replace full arch of missing teeth
- Natural look and feel
- Stimulates the jaw bone
- Improves speech and ability to taste food
- Stronger bite and increased stability