This article explores one of the biggest problems associated with traditional tooth replacement technologies, namely, removable dentures: they do not prevent bone loss in the jaw. We then explain how All-on-4 dental implants bypass this problem.

The All-on-4 dental implant technique is an innovation in the field of implant dentistry and fixed oral rehabilitation. And just one of the reasons for this is that it enables patients who are either already edentulous (don’t have a single original adult tooth left) or are facing an immediate future of edentulism to have a brand new set of non-removable teeth placed in as little as a single day! The All-on-4 surgical protocol was designed in the early 1990’s by European implantologist Dr. Paulo Malo and has since gone on to successfully treat tens of thousands of edentulous and near-edentulous patients in the United States alone. If you have long suffered the crippling challenges and endless costs associated with wearing false teeth, or removable dentures, then perhaps it’s time you considered a more sophisticated tooth replacement technology. The All-on-4 in Houston offers just that: a brand new set of teeth that look, function and feel just like natural teeth!

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All-on-4 Dental Implant Protocol: About Periodontal (Gum) Disease

The All-on-4 surgical protocol for the placement of dental implants is a real step above traditional tooth replacement technologies because it makes candidates out of patients that present with advanced periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is an acute bacterial infection of the soft tissues surrounding the teeth, explains the All-on-4 dentist. Without timely professional intervention, the harmful bacteria migrate deep down into the spaces between the tooth roots and the gum walls, creating deep pockets of toxin that are impossible for the patient to clean. Over time, tooth decay and bacterial infection cause tooth loss, which, if left without replacement, results in atrophy of the supporting hard tissue: the jaw bone. This may sound like a problem only a minority of the population suffers from, but did you know that a staggering 80% of all Americans present with some stage of gum infection or disease?

According to the dental professionals that perform the All-on-4 in Houston, one of the many problems with gum disease is that it doesn’t necessarily cause any painful symptoms, which makes it easy for the sufferer to ignore for years. This is especially true for those that harbor a fear of the dentist. In the early stages of periodontal disease, symptoms such as bleeding gums when brushing, bad breath, mild tooth discoloration and gum inflammation can quite easily be ignored. Consequently, say All-on-4 dentists, by the time a patient desperately requires professional intervention, the damage done to the teeth and jaw bone is irreversible!

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All-on-4 in Houston and Traditional Dental Implant Protocols

All right, so the All-on-4 in Houston offers a fantastic comprehensive solution to edentulism and near-edentulism, even for patients presenting with advanced periodontal disease. But how does the breakthrough All-on-4 technique differ from the traditional protocols for the placement of dental implants? Perhaps the greatest and most significant difference between the All-on-4 in Houston and older surgical protocols is that the latter almost always requires bone grafting surgery before the jaw bone is able to support dental implants. As a result of jaw bone remodeling and the loss of bone volume caused by atrophy, this preliminary procedure becomes a necessary step in a patient’s journey to oral rehabilitation, explain All-on-4 dentists.

The problem with bone grafting is that it is an invasive and therefore, painful procedure that is expensive and requires months of healing before the jaw bone is strong enough to support dental implants. The All-on-4 in Houston almost always avoids the need for bone grafting surgery through the very unique positioning and precise angulation of only four dental implants in the mouth. The All-on-4 dentist then uses the abutments of these four dental implants (hence the name of the procedure) to support a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge. Without the need for bone grafting, the entire All-on-4 procedure can be completed in as little as a single day, with a single surgery!

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The All-on-4 in Houston: In Conclusion

It is thanks to the unprecedented treatment time and the fantastic solutions provided by All-on-4 dental implants that this tooth replacement protocol has earned its ‘breakthrough’ reputation. Dentures no longer have to be the future of people that have lost most, if not all of their teeth over the years. Say ‘hello’ to a much better quality of life with the All-on-4 in Houston!

 

This three-part article series discusses the key differences between All on 4 dental implants and removable dentures and how these differences can really change a patient’s life and quality thereof.

Welcome to the final installment of our article series on All on Four implants in Houston! In our introductory article, we took a detailed look at what All on Four implants in Houston are and how this breakthrough surgical protocol works. In our second installment, we discussed the bite function benefits and advantages of dental implants over removable dentures. Now, in the final part of the series, we shall take a look at how All on Four implants in Houston compare with dentures as far as oral comfort, convenience and smile aesthetics are concerned.

All on Four Implants in Houston Vs. Removable Dentures: Oral Comfort and Convenience

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Removable dentures cause all sorts of problems for patients:

> Their bulkiness can trigger the gag reflex in more sensitive patients.

> They impede one’s ability to taste their food properly.

> They harbor food and bacteria causing bad breath.

> They need to be removed after meals for cleaning and at nighttime.

> They press down uncomfortable on the gums causing pain while eating.

> They slip around and can even fall out if they don’t fit snugly.

> They require patients to repeatedly spend money on adhesive strips to prevent slippage.

> Dentures require refitting every few years or so because of the loss of hard tissue volume in the jaw (caused by tooth loss.)

All on Four implants in Houston are used to support a fully customized and non-removable prosthetic dental bridge in the mouth. Because this bridge reaps all the support it needs to remain permanently ‘anchored,’ its construction is much slimmer and far less bulky. Consequently:

> All on Four implants in Houston do not trigger the gag reflex.

> They do not impeded one’s ability to taste their food properly, which makes meal times far more enjoyable!

> All on Four implants in Houston support a bridge that sits tightly against the gums, so it cannot harbor food and bacteria. This promotes a greater standard of oral hygiene.

> The bridge is non-removable and cleaned just like natural teeth; with regular and thorough brushing and flossing.

> All on Four implants in Houston do not cause any oral pain or discomfort.

> The bridge affixed to All on Four implants in Houston cannot move around or fall out.

> All on Four implants in Houston last decades before restoration or replacement becomes necessary.

All on Four Implants in Houston Vs. Removable Dentures: Smile Aesthetics

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Removable dentures rely upon their bulk to prevent them from slipping around in the patient’s mouth. As a result:

> They push against the lips from the inside, making them look thin and stretched.

> They cause unnatural smile aesthetics.

> Dentures do not keep the underlying jaw bone alive and stimulated. The resultant steady loss of jaw bone tissue causes that aged and sunken oral appearance we typically associate with the elderly.

All on Four implants in Houston, on the other hand, support a very slim and far more natural-looking bridge, which:

> Doesn’t push against the lips from inside the mouth, making them appear old and stretched.

> Is fabricated from high quality and durable materials to be virtually indistinguishable in aesthetics from a full set of natural, healthy teeth.

> All on Four implants in Houston support a healthy jaw bone, which prevents atrophy from affecting a patient’s natural youthful facial contours in the long term.

All on Four Implants in Houston: The Natural Choice

When it comes to your quality of life and smile confidence, nothing can beat the benefits and advantages offered by All on Four implants in Houston. Make that investment in the future of your oral health, comfort, bite functionality and smile aesthetics today and you will enjoy the benefits for a lifetime.

 

This three-part article series discusses the key differences between All on 4 dental implants and removable dentures and how these differences can really change a patient’s life and quality thereof.

In our previous article post, we described what All on 4 implants are and how they work to provide a fixed and non-removable tooth replacement solution to those patients that are either already wearing dentures, or are facing an immediate future of edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left.) In this article, the second installment of a three-part series on the benefits of All on 4 implants, we shall begin to take a look at how this breakthrough surgical protocol could change your life if you’re in desperate need of new teeth.

Removable Dentures: Not Cutting it Anymore!

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Prior to the innovation of dental implant protocols (such as All on 4 implants) designed to treat patients presenting with multiple and comprehensive tooth loss, the most popular approach to teeth replacement was dentures. Removable dentures look like a complete set of teeth and the plastic gums that they are mounting into are designed and shaped to fit neatly over the soft tissue-covered jaw bone ridge in the upper and lower jaw. Dentures rely on their bulkiness to prevent them from slipping around and falling out. But over the years, the steady loss of jaw bone tissue caused by the missing teeth result in dentures that fit less and less. Greater slipping causes trauma to the gums as well as general oral discomfort. There is a whole host of problems associated with removable dentures. Let’s explore these in a systematic way and then compare them to the solutions provided by All on 4 implants.

All on 4 Implants Vs. Removable Dentures: Bite Functionality

Dentures rest upon the jaw bone ridge and consequently transmit all the forces associated with eating directly to the underlying gums. This:

• Limits a patient’s bite force.

• Causes irritation and inflammation of the gums, as well as the development of sores that aren’t given a chance to heal.

• Restricts the kinds of foods patients can comfortably enjoy.

• Necessitates a repeated investment in anesthetic gels to numb the pain caused by eating with dentures.

• Can lead to malnutrition, especially in the elderly.

All on 4 implants are supported directly by the jaw bone, like natural teeth. As a result, they transmit all the forces associated with eating into this hard tissue and not to the delicate and vulnerable underlying gums. So:

• All on 4 implants enable patients to bite down with a much stronger force.

• They allow patients to comfortably eat all the foods they love without compromise.

• All on 4 implants do not apply any pressure to the underlying gums and therefore do not cause any irritation, inflammation or pain.

• They do not require patients to constantly buy anesthetic gels to numb the pain associated with eating.

• All on 4 implants enable patients to eat a much healthier and more balanced diet.

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Stay Tuned for More on All on 4 Implants

To read more about how All on 4 implants can totally revolutionize your quality of life, stay tuned for the third and final installment of this informative article series.

 

This three-part article series discusses the key differences between All on 4 dental implants and removable dentures and how these differences can really change a patient’s life and quality thereof.

Have you lost most or all of your teeth? Do you currently wear or are facing an immediate future of needing dentures, or false teeth? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then listen up. You do not need to resign the rest of your life to the challenges and repeated expenses associated with this inferior and uncomfortable tooth replacement technology. All on Four dental implants are the solution to edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left) and near-edentulism recommended by implant dentists around the world. In this three-part article series we shall be exploring the many benefits and advantages of All on Four dental implants over removable dentures. We shall also be explaining how these key differences will totally revolutionize your quality of life and smile confidence!

All on Four Dental Implants: A Definition

Before you can fully appreciate the difference between removable dentures and All on Four dental implants, you need to understand what the latter essentially are! The ‘All on Four’ is a surgical protocol or method for the placement of dental implants. It involves the insertion of – as the name suggests – four dental implants in regions of the jaw that naturally contain a greater volume of atrophy resistant bone tissue. This enables implant dentists to provide even those patients that suffer from advanced jaw bone atrophy and volume loss with a fixed and non-removable tooth replacement solution. These are the patients that have been told in the past, as a result of jaw bone loss, that they are not candidates for dental implant procedures.

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Once the four implants have been placed (two in the region of the second and third molars, two near the front of the mouth – see image above), the dentist will affix a non-removable prosthetic dental bridge to the abutments of the implants. This prosthesis is expertly fabricated from molds and X-rays taken of your teeth and jaw during a prior consultation. Its construction from high quality and durable materials enable patients to use their new teeth just as they would their original natural teeth; before they went missing of course! One of the greatest things about All on Four dental implants is that the entire procedure can be completed in as little as a single surgery of a few hours only. So, essentially, All on Four dental implants enable edentulous and near-edentulous patients to get a full set of beautiful, immediately functional and non-removable teeth in one day. And this is a feat that goes without precedent in implant dentistry.

All on Four Dental Implants: Stay Tuned!

All on Four dental implants have drastically changed the way modern dentists approach the treatment of edentulous and near-edentulous patients; in particular those that suffer from advanced periodontitis, or gum disease. Now that you have a better understanding of what All on Four dental implants are, we shall spend the next two articles exploring all the benefits and advantages of this sophisticated tooth replacement protocol over the antiquated solutions provided by removable dentures.