Wearing traditional dentures can be uncomfortable and frustrating, especially if your prostheses cause irritation to the gums, shift while speaking or chewing, or make audible clicking noises. Denture adhesives can also be messy and ineffective. Implant-supported dentures permanently eliminate these issues, while allowing you to speak, chew, and smile confidently and comfortably. Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr, uses advanced technology to provide patients with implant-supported dentures using the All-on-4® technique at his Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, office. This innovative treatment method can provide a full denture on only four dental implants, making the most of your current bone tissue and providing life-changing benefits to your smile.

illustration of all-on-4 implant-supported dentures

What Are All-on 4® Implant-supported Dentures?

Traditional dentures are custom prosthetics made of a plastic base that sit on top of the gums and held in place by natural suction and over-the-counter adhesive products. Implant-supported dentures are restorations with a smaller base, that are attached to dental implants anchored in the jawbone. Dental implants are small, metal posts that replace lost tooth roots. These posts provide unrivaled support and stability to restorations. All-on-4® treatment uses only four dental implants placed at strategic locations within the jawbone to maximize your current bone strength and structure. All-on-4® dental implants can also support a fixed restoration or a removable denture that will replace your full dental arch.

Unique Placement Technique

Dr. Valenzuela and the team at Dental Implant Center have extensive experience performing the All-on-4® technique, and can dramatically improve your quality of life if you are considering dentures. During the placement procedure, you will receive anesthesia and sedation for your comfort. Once you are ready, Dr. Valenzuela will make small incisions in your gums to place your dental implants. He will place two front implants vertically, and two back posts at a slight angle.

You will spend the next four to six months healing, allowing the dental implant posts to fuse with your jawbone. During this time, you can wear a temporary restoration. Once you have fully healed, you can return to our office to receive your permanent, customized prosthetic.

The advanced All-on-4® placement technique allows Dr. Valenzuela to place fewer posts in the strongest areas of your jaw, often saving you the expense of preparatory procedures or more implant posts.

Benefits of All-on-4® Implant-supported Dentures

With the significant advantages of dental implants, your dentures remain locked in place in your smile, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile normally. Implant-supported dentures are considerably more comfortable than traditional dentures. You will no longer have to bother with messy denture adhesives, or worry about the apparatus sliding or making audible noises. Implant-supported dentures can help you avoid the gum irritation that is commonly associated with dentures, and also the possibility of food particles becoming trapped under dentures.

The titanium posts also help the health of your jawbone. Often, denture-wearers experience problems over time with fit, as bone and gum may degrade without the support of natural teeth. Because dental implants replace lost tooth roots, these posts send out regenerative signals. These signals prevent bone recession caused by tooth loss, and preserve the shape of your facial features. In addition, the advanced All-on-4® placement technique allows Dr. Valenzuela to place fewer posts in the strongest areas of your jaw, often saving you the expense of preparatory procedures or more implant posts.

Find the Right Restorative Option for You

If you are tired of your dentures sliding around and causing clicking noises, consider All-on-4® implant-supported dentures. Contact our office today to find out if this restorative treatment is right for you.