Upgrading Removable dentures and All-On-4
Multiple tooth loss is life changing in several ways: it changes the way you eat, talk and inevitably affects your self-confidence. The dental solution to a mouth with few natural teeth remaining is traditionally the full denture, which can function well and look good.
Dentures can be a suitable choice when well designed and made, which might include work on repositioning the bite.
However, it is important to consider that without teeth, the jawbone will gradually shrink, so that removable dentures will gradually become loose. The same process of bone loss will slowly alter the shape of the face, hollowing the cheeks and making the chin and nose appear to protrude.
Dental implants offer a way to get back to enjoying food and social confidence. Four implants can support a fixed bridge replacing a full arch of upper or lower teeth. This is known as the All-On-4 technique.
This means you will be able to eat the foods you miss and to actually taste food again because the roof of your mouth will not be covered as it is with a denture.
At your initial consultation we can assess whether All-On-4 is a suitable option for you. The All-On-4 technique was developed to avoid complex bone grafting and is mostly suitable for people who have worn dentures for a long time, or only have a few wobbly or broken teeth left.