At Mount Royal Dental in Burlington, Ontario, Dr. Sam Gupta offers affordable All-On-Four dental implants to patients looking for a better way to wear dentures. Utilizing four dental implants, a new denture will be attached to the implants, providing a fit and function that traditional dentures cannot match.
All-On-four dental implants are great for securing dentures on the upper, lower, or both arches of the mouth. This is dependent on what the patient needs. All-On-Four dental implants are a potentially ideal treatment for people who already have dentures or for those who are being fit for their first dentures. Current denture wearers are usually great candidates for this procedure. They find that, unlike their conventional dentures, which can slip and slide, All-On-Four implant-supported dentures are held firmly in place and do not slip or slide out of place. Biting, chewing, speaking, and smiling can be done with ease and renewed confidence.
But what sets one apart as a suitable candidate for this procedure?
While dental implants can be used to secure single tooth replacements such as a dental crown or bridge, All-On-Four dental implants are used as a method designed to exclusively attach to and secure a full-arch denture on either the top, bottom, or both arches.
All-On-Four dental implants are placed via a surgical procedure. This is not a minimally invasive procedure and does contain risks typical to oral surgeries, including the use of anesthesia. Suitable candidates must be in good health, so disclose a full and honest medical and health history to your dentist when discussing All-On-Four dental implants.
Smoking carries its own health risks and should never be done while recovering from oral surgery. Patients who undergo the surgical procedure for placing All-On-Four dental implants are encouraged to give up smoking altogether following the procedure. Both smoking and chewing tobacco products present a heightened risk of many oral health issues, including oral cancer.