Thanks to advancements in dental technology, we have at our disposal All-on-4 implant dentures. If you’re unfamiliar with them they offer so much more than the conventional denture ever could dream of. This technology has so many benefits like their attractiveness, durability, and high functionality. While many praise all of the things these dentures have to offer, it is also best to maintain reasonable expectations for this new and upcoming technology.
Thanks to the innovative engineering behind All-on-4 denture implants, this procedure is performed with less bone than other approaches. In the case that you don’t have enough bone for this procedure, a bone graft will be needed.
It is important to remember that dental implants could never actually be real teeth, so because of that, you may notice a difference at first. Once you grow used to them, they’ll begin to function just like natural teeth.
Dental implants actually have an incredibly high success rate, at about 95%. This does mean, though, that unfortunately for five percent of the population, you do run the risk of implant dentures failing. The good news though, is that if they do fail the first time, we can try again.
Most experiences with implant dentures suggest that they can last almost a lifetime! 30 years isn’t too bad for a material that sees chewing food on a daily basis! Throughout it all though, it is normal to get minor repairs and adjustments as needed, about ever seven to nine years.
In an ideal world, we keep our natural teeth for our whole life, but in the case that you do need dentures, All-on-4 is a great solution to your ongoing dental problems.
If you’re interested in hearing about the benefits and limitations of this new denture technology, why not do it with a dental professional in your area! If you live in the Thousand Oaks, CA, area or its surrounding communities, give us a call at Dr. Amy’s Dental. We want to see you with the best smile you can have!