Implant Supported Dentures
ALL-ON-4 Implant Supported Dentures in Rancho Cucamonga and Hesperia
Implant supported dentures (also called implant dentures or implant-anchored dentures) are full-arch denture prosthetics fixed to the jaw, typically with four or more dental implants per arch. Whether patients are looking for a more secure and comfortable alternative to their removable dentures or they simply want to replace all of their teeth (upper and/or lower) with full-arch replacements that look, feel, and function like natural teeth, customized implant dentures can often provide an exceptional treatment solution.
Unlike removable dentures—which can slip along the gums, impede speech, and limit food options—the stability of implant supported dentures eliminates these issues and can even help prevent jawbone atrophy. In addition, implant dentures typically require less bone density than other dental implant options, which can make them a good option for patients who would like to avoid bone grafting procedures.
Each implant supported denture treatment plan is custom-tailored to the unique dental needs, treatment priorities, goals, and budget of the individual; however, there are a few general treatment approaches we can detail to give you a better idea of the different methods that are available:
The All-On-4 technique employs four strategically placed dental implants to secure each full-arch denture. This method is often the approach considered for patients who have experienced jawbone loss and may not be good candidates for more extensive dental implant treatments. Typically, dental implants are placed in the most robust portion of the patient’s jawbone, two at the front of jaw and two in the back (angled toward the front) for secure anchoring of the denture.
The All-On-6 technique uses six dental implants per full-arch denture. This approach can provide additional stability when compared with the All-On-4 technique; however, suitable candidates also require more bone density for All-On-6. Prior to implant surgery, it may be possible to perform a bone grafting procedure to build up jawbone volume and density to accommodate the necessary amount of dental implants. Some patients may even prefer to have each denture secured with eight implants.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
When all of the upper and lower teeth are replaced with implant dentures, the procedure is often referred to as a full mouth rehabilitation (or full mouth restoration). In addition to total tooth replacement with implant supported dentures, this custom-tailored treatment plan may include various other dental services each patient requires to optimize oral health and achieve long-lasting results.
It is important to note that the number of dental implants required to support each full arch is always determined on a case-by-case basis during a consultation.
For more information on implant supported dentures please contact Family Specialty Dentistry at our Rancho Cucamonga office (909) 637-3673 or our Hesperia location at (760) 813-3132
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