For patients who are looking for solutions to dentures that don’t fit properly or who might be living with multiple missing teeth, Cary and Raleigh dentist Dr. Leo often recommends dental implants to help support dentures and partials.
This procedure is known as all-on-four, or implant-supported dentures. Four thoughtfully placed implants are used to provide support for a denture, which is designed to attach to the implants. All-on-four dentures offer a much more secure fit so there is no movement or slippage when patients talk or eat.
The Benefits of All-on-Four Dentures
Traditional removable dentures can put tremendous pressure on your jawbone in order to stay in place. This causes deterioration of your bone over time, making it difficult for your denture to stay in place and requiring it to be relined or re-fitted.
Another benefit to your oral health dental implants offer is that they also work to keep your jawbone stimulated, which protects against the deterioration that occurs with the pressure of traditional dentures.
A healthy jawbone provides better longevity for your denture. This makes implant-supported dentures a cost-effective, long-term investment in your oral health since they can potentially last for a lifetime.
Comprehensive Care at Tryon Family Dentistry
Patients choosing all-on-four dentures will be happy to know that Dr. Leo can place your implants here in the comfort of either our Raleigh or Cary, NC dental offices. You’ll work with the team you already know and trust and receive a denture or partial that you will be proud of and even enjoy wearing.
Even if you already wear a denture or partial and you have struggled with the fit or feel of your appliance, dental implants might still provide you with a better fit, especially if you have been living with movement or slippage of your denture in the past.
Learn More about Your Options
Dentures that don’t fit properly can greatly affect the quality of your life. It may feel embarrassing to talk or eat in front of other people when you feel unsure about the fit of your denture.
You can learn more about your options by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Leo or Dr. Alex, and you may be surprised to learn that in some cases, the process is quicker than you would think as sometimes dentures can be placed the same day as your implant-placement surgery.
If you or a loved one is living with an ill-fitting appliance, contact Tryon Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation and learn more about implant-supported dentures. When you choose Tryon Family Dentistry for your care, you’ll be smiling with confidence again in no time.