Top Reasons People Choose All-on-4 Dental Implants
Patients who are missing teeth often opt for either traditional dentures or appliances supported by dental implants. However, dentures and implants, while beneficial, also come with drawbacks. Dentures require effort to maintain and can cause bone in the jaw to atrophy. Traditional dental implants require lengthy recovery times and may necessitate prerequisite surgery.
The All-on-4® dental implants procedure consists of carefully placing four implants that can effectively secure a denture. Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr, in Los Algodones, Mexico, offers All-on-4 dental implants to patients who need a stable solution for an entire arch of missing teeth. Here are the main reasons patients opt for All-on-4 over other options for tooth replacement.
Ease of Maintenance
With traditional dentures, patients have to clean their tongue, mouth, and gums after every meal. Additionally, traditional dentures have to be brushed after every meal and removed and cleaned overnight, usually by soaking them in water or denture solution.
All-on-4 dental implants become a permanent part of a patient’s mouth. Besides the care a patient would provide for traditional teeth, such as brushing twice a day and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash, there is little additional maintenance required. Most significantly, All-on-4 dentures do not need to be removed to soak overnight.
Cost of Treatment South of the Border
The cost of dental implants vs. All-on-4 can vary, but both implant dentistry options cost less at our Los Algodones practice than they would in the United States. This is due to the currency exchange rate in Mexico. In fact, many patients visit our practice in order to take advantage of the savings just across the border.
Preservation of Jawbone
Traditional dentures replace the visible part of the natural teeth but not the roots. Without tooth roots, the jawbone loses stimulation and begins to deteriorate. This is known as bone atrophy or bone loss.
With the implants of an All-on-4 system, healthy pressure is exerted on a patient’s jawbone, stimulating it to create new bone cells. As a result, All-on-4 implants help to preserve a patient’s jawbone density, natural jawline, and facial shape.
Exceptional Stability on Just Four Implants
Traditional dentures are custom-made to a patient’s specifications. Despite this specificity, however, dentures have their drawbacks. To be held in place, the use of messy adhesives is required. Even with the use of adhesives, dentures sometimes slip out of a patient's mouth as they’re eating or speaking, leading to embarrassing situations. Removable dentures often have to be relined or refitted as the jawbone deteriorates. Without having the dentures altered, patients will likely experience discomfort and poor function.
All-on-4 eliminates the chances of a denture slipping out of place or feeling loose. The stability and strength is remarkable.
After a traditional implant procedure, patients typically require weeks or even months of healing before restorations can be placed. With All-on-4 dental implants, Dr. Valenzuela can attach a temporary restoration to the implant immediately after surgery. This way, patients can enjoy complete function and improved appearances without the wait.
Premier All-on-4 Treatment
Thanks to the savings in Mexico, patients visit Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center from as far away as Washington state and Canada for their needs. Find out why by calling (866) 223-6147 to schedule your free consultation. You can also conveniently make an appointment through our website. We look forward to seeing you in Los Algodones.