All-on-4 Implant Dentures – Daytona Beach, FL
Creating Beautiful & Functional Smiles
If you’ve either been living with dentures for years and have experienced some jawbone deterioration, or you’re finally making a move to restore your smile, All-on-4 in Daytona Beach may be an excellent option for you. All-on-4 has made it possible for more patients than ever before to receive a denture with the increased stability of support with dental implants. If you want to learn more about All-on-4 or any of our tooth replacement options, call our team to schedule a consultation. Our skilled dentistry team members will examine your smile, review your treatment options, and help you to create an effective personalized treatment plan.
How Do All-on-4 Implant Dentures Work?
All-on-4 is an innovative implant denture method that uses just four implants to support a denture, but rather than positioning the implants along the jaw line, the implants are placed to make the most of the naturally densest parts of the jawbone to support the whole denture. This allows patients who would otherwise need advanced preparatory tissue grafts to receive an implant supported tooth replacement with a more conservative treatment plan.
Like other multi-phase dental implant tooth replacement plans, an All-on-4 denture is placed over the course of several months. Our dentists begin with preparatory tooth extractions and other dental services to improve overall oral health. Then, your implant dentist in Daytona Beach will surgically place the implant posts. Two implants are placed vertically into the front of the jaw. Then, two implants are placed diagonally from the back of the denture to the front. Once your tissues have healed, you’ll return, so our team can design your final, custom denture. Once we receive the custom-crafted denture from our lab, you’ll return to the office where your prosthetic will be affixed.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-4?
Almost any patient can receive All-on-4 implant dentures with little to no preparatory treatment. Those patients who are the ideal candidates for All-on-4 dentures include all of the following:
- Those who want to improve the stability of their existing denture
- Those who have experienced diminished bone density due to tooth loss
- Those who are healthy enough to undergo minimally invasive surgical procedures
- Those who are committed to completing this advanced treatment
Benefits of All-on-4 Implant Dentures
The All-on-4 implant denture treatment has allowed countless patients to enjoy their smiles again by restoring them from the roots upward. With so many benefits to offer, it’s no surprise why patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth choose this procedure:
- Earn a fully-functioning smile in a shorter amount of time
- Boost your confidence with a complete smile
- Easy maintenance
- Long-lasting lifespan (up to four times longer than traditional dentures)
- Enhanced chewing and speaking abilities
- Improve your oral and overall health
All-on-4 vs. Traditional Implant Dentures
The All-on-4 treatment helps accommodate patients who may have experienced jawbone deterioration due to either not replacing missing teeth or wearing traditional dentures for several years. By strategically placing only four implants into the densest, strongest area of the bone instead of the traditional eight, this procedure aims to eliminate the need for a bone graft and draw strength from the existing structure. The All-on-4 denture is also permanent, whereas traditional implant dentures can either be customized to be fixed or removed.
If you haven’t been missing your teeth for very long or don’t have to worry about your jawbone not being dense enough to support all five to eight dental implants required to fit a traditional implant denture, then that may be the best option for you. Otherwise, All-on-4 can provide you with enhanced strength, functionality, and lifelike replacement teeth through a similar process that’s mindful of the barriers you face.
Getting the Most Out of Your All-on-4 Implant Dentures
Once in place, All-on-4 dentures can last for two decades or longer before they need to be repaired or replaced. In order to extend the life of your All-on-4 denture, you’ll need to maintain proper hygiene at-home every day and visit our office twice a year for dental exams and teeth cleanings.
You should brush your teeth twice a day as usual, but to ensure the optimal results, we recommend brushing between meals to remove food debris and prevent plaque buildup. Even though your implant denture isn’t necessarily going to be damaged by plaque, you are still at risk for gum disease that can lead to implant failure, so you need to regularly brush your denture. You’ll also need to take precautions to prevent the accumulation of plaque between the denture and gums. We may recommend using antimicrobial mouth rinse or an air or water flosser to remove plaque around the denture.