Learn the difference between All-On-4 Vs. Implant-Secured Dentures
When people lose their teeth, many assume dentures are the only option available. While traditional dentures can restore your smile, they require resizing and the use of adhesives. Patients also must endure the potential for embarrassing slippage when speaking or eating. Both All-on-4 and implant retained dentures can replace your teeth with dentures secured via dental implants. Although both offer smile restoration, each is unique with several key differences. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists explain the difference between these two innovative procedures.
What’s the Difference?
Implant-secured dentures involve placing 6-8 implant posts into the jawbone. The area must then be allowed to heal and the jawbone tissue to bond with the implants. Once completed, a set of lifelike and durable teeth will be crafted. These will snap onto the implant posts. Depending on the patient’s preference, implant retained dentures can be fixed or removable.
All-on-4®, also called Teeth in a Day, refers to a specific, branded procedure for placing a full set of functional teeth over the course of a daylong appointment. Unlike implant retained dentures, All-on-4 only requires four implant posts. The surgical portion can often be completed in one day thanks to state-of-the-art imaging and planning technology. The All-on-4 implant-secured teeth are fixed into place and can only be removed by the team at By Design Dental. This is usually about twice a year for cleanings and evaluations.
Which method of tooth restoration you receive depends both on your preference and the state of your dental health. During your consultation with the By Design Dental team, we will help you decide which of these implant techniques will best address your smile issues.
Schedule a Visit with Your Philadelphia Implant Dentists
If you have any questions on All-on-4 and implant-retained dentures, schedule a free consultation with your Philadelphia implant dentists. Using a low dose panoramic X-ray, we can exam your smile and decide if you qualify for implant placement. Contact By Design Dental today by calling 484-231-1177. At By Design Dental, we provide affordable and convenient dental implants, employing the latest in implant technology to restore your smile to full function and appearance. We look forward to seeing you soon at our office located at The Atrium, 234 Mall Blvd., Suite 180, King of Prussia, PA 19406.