This article, part 1 of 2, explores the key differences between the ‘All-on-4’ dental implant protocol and removable dentures as techniques for tooth replacement.
All on Four Implants in Houston have been restoring the smiles of people with poor, broken or missing teeth for almost 20 years. Utilizing the All-on-4 Procedure, you are almost always able to leave the dental office with a renewed sense of confidence in your ability to smile, eat properly and speak without compromise... and all in just one day.

All on Four Implants in Houston: Minimal Discomfort

Many patients describe the healing process as almost painless and once that is complete there is no pain and discomfort associated with All on Four implants in Houston because it provides a permanent, fixed solution to traditional dentures. Removable dentures cause pain in the mouth in two ways. First, when you start wearing dentures, you tend to experience soreness in the jaw while your mouth adjusts to the prosthesis. Additionally, because bone loss in the jaw is left to occur unimpeded, dentures eventually become loose and rub on the gums. This causes sore spots, ulcers and inflammation to develop, resulting in even more pain and the need for additional expenses such as refitting, messy adhesives and anesthetic gels.

Not only is the All-on-4 prosthetic dental bridge put permanently in place, without the possibility of slippage or the need for removal for cleaning, but since the teeth are supported by implants, they do not press on the gum tissue and do not create any of the traditional discomfort associated with dentures.

All on Four Implants in Houston: A Permanent Solution

A denture must be removed every night for proper cleaning. Since a denture is not fixed in place, it can slip and shift around during eating or speaking or even fall out of the mouth entirely! As a result, denture wearers often refrain from smiling or even laughing. With All on Four Implants in Houston, you are able to leave the office with a new set of teeth firmly in place and you can eat, drink, talk and laugh with confidence; just as though you had your own natural teeth back. 

All on Four Implants in Houston: Ease of Care

All on Four Implants in Houston provide you with new, natural-looking and immediately functioning teeth that are rigidly connected to only four implants. The teeth are brushed and cleaned as you would your original natural teeth, without the need for removal. In fact, the All-on-4 prosthetic dental bridge is the closest thing possible to natural teeth in terms of aesthetics and function.

All on Four Implants in Houston: A Natural, Strong and Comfortable Bite

The All-on-4 allows you to bite and chew with a much greater force and comfort than with traditional removable dentures. Since teeth - not gums - are made for the tearing and grinding of food, All on Four Implants in Houston provides a strong foundation for natural eating. The jaw absorbs the impact instead of the soft tissue of the gum. Most patients can eat a light meal the very first day. With a little time you can eat all of the foods you enjoyed when you had a perfect set of natural teeth.

Stay Tuned…

Stay tuned for our next article installment to learn about even more advantages All on Four Implants in Houston offer over traditional dentures!

Dental Implants - An Excellent Option for Tooth Replacement 

      Dental implants are simulated roots that are positioned properly in the jaw bone to grip the replacement tooth which offers a natural look and feel for the patient. They provide the patient the freedom to speak and eat with confidence. There is no need for the patient to fear slippage or dread the use of adhesives which are common with dentures.

      Usually, a patient becomes a candidate for dental implants for several reasons. The patient has either lost their teeth due to an accident or are about to lose one or more teeth due to decay. Dental implants offer a more permanent alternative to removable dentures or bridges. Both dentures and bridges neglect to stimulate bone growth which can cause some patients to experience excessive bone loss over the years resulting in a less than youthful feel and appearance.

      There are several varieties of dental implants but traditionally there are two basic categories. The first and most widely used is the Endosteal implant which is placed directly into the bone. This requires sufficient bone integrity to support the implant insertion. The second category is Subperiosteal implants which are used if the existing bone has already atrophied causing the jaw bone structure to become limited. The implant in this case is secured on top of the remaining jaw bone as opposed to being inserted into the bone. 

      The most recent and emerging type of endosseous or (root-form) dental implants are those known as, “All-on-Four dental implants.” The All-on-Four dental implants are made of titanium and the crown part resembles a significantly more natural looking tooth compared to traditional implants or dentures. These endosseous dental implants succeed because they are integrated within your existing jawbone and require a limited amount of overall implants. Where traditional implants often require an average of 8 to 10 implants all inserted into one arch, All-on-Four dental implants only require 4 implants each on the lower and upper arches providing a secure and long-term solution for tooth loss.  

All-on-Four dental implants are available at the Brueggen Dental Implant Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Wayne Brueggen, Houston dentist, is the founder and sole owner of the Brueggen Dental Implant Center. Dr. Brueggen’s background includes expertise in both cosmetic dentistry and dental surgery. His over 30 years of experience in the dental industry and the treatment of over 20,000 patients has made him a highly respected expert in his field. Dr. Wayne Brueggen is the foremost leader in the All-on-Four dental implantprocedure. For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit