Every year, Dr. Chang meets with hundreds of patients to discuss tooth-replacement options. And he, along with most dental professionals, consider the less-invasive All-on-4 dental implants to be one of the best options available. Not only do these implants provide men and women with a natural-looking smile, but they also fully restore oral function and allow patients the freedom to speak, eat, and chew as they once did with their natural teeth.
One of the most frequently asked questions regarding All-on-4 dental implants pertains to the advantages this option has over dentures. Because many patients are comfortable with the thought of dentures, it’s difficult for some to understand why they would want or need a surgical option like All-on-4 dental implants.
Why Should You Choose All-on-4 Dental Implants?
If you suffer from many loose or missing teeth, chances are you will be a good candidate to receive All-on-4 dental implants. This less-invasive approach allows Dr. Chang to use as few as 4 dental implants per arch to replace an entire mouthful of teeth! Beyond that, All-on-4 implants come with many advantages that dentures don’t, including:
- Cosmetic Appeal
All-on-4 dental implants look just like natural teeth! In fact, they are the most natural-looking tooth-replacement system available to men and women. Because Dr. Chang customizes every set for each individual patient, everyone receives teeth that fit their mouth perfectly and are the best shade to complement their overall appearance.
On the other hand, dentures are easily spotted by onlookers. They have a very specific appearance and do not lend themselves to the “natural” look. Instead, they look like fake teeth and their tendency to shift about the mouth lets others know you’re wearing dentures.
All-on-4 dental implants are fully functional and offer Dr. Chang’s patients the same functionality as healthy, natural teeth. Once they’ve healed, you’ll be able to eat, drink, and speak without worry and without restrictions.
Dentures are functional, but their functionality is limited. Because they are not permanently secured, they slip and slide around the mouth, making it difficult for wearers to speak and eat with confidence. Furthermore, they require nightly removal and special cleaning, which greatly decreases their true functionality.
All-on-4 dental implants are as strong as natural teeth and much stronger than any other tooth-replacement system on the market. Because Dr. Chang strategically places these implants directly into the jawbone, they bond with the bone and become secure and strong. This strength is another way that patients are able to truly enjoy life as they did when they had natural teeth. No food is off-limits, and smiles are aplenty with All-on-4 dental implants!
Dentures are not as strong as All-on-4 implants. In fact, they are prone to breaking and cracking and come with many dietary restrictions in order to prevent damage.
All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent tooth-replacement system that will never have to be replaced so long as you take proper care of them. But maintaining the health of your implants is easy. All you have to do is care for them as you did your natural teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing and using antibacterial mouthwash once a day, and visiting your dentist twice a year for cleanings and check-ups.
Dentures are not a permanent tooth-replacement system. In fact, because they are not securely placed into the jawbone, patients can expect the shape of their face to change over time as the bone deteriorates. As this occurs, dentures become loose within the mouth and slip and slide. To restore their fit, patients will be required to have new dentures fitted to their mouths.
Call Dr. Chang Today
If you’re ready to learn more about how All-on-4 implants can truly restore your full oral function and give you the freedom you’ve been missing, call Dr. Chang today at (617) 489-1470 to schedule your initial consultation.