All on 4 Treatment Concept
Happy Valley, OR
When you visit our office, you expect to hear about how your oral health is and how you can improve the situation. After all, we all know that keeping our teeth strong and healthy is an important part of living healthily and happily. With that said, it should be noted that the face of “oral health” tends to change a bit as we age, or as our situation otherwise changes. When some of our natural teeth are failing and it is time to look at replacement options, for example, the idea of “good oral health” is now taking how healthy your gums are and how well your replacement teeth work for you into account. The shift from natural teeth to artificial can be a jarring one, but at Fusion Dental Specialists, we are confident that we can offer you the information and help you need to love your new teeth.
What is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a particular type of denture design that situates dentures on four various implants rather than simply sitting them over the gums. Whereas before, dentures could slide out of place and might actually hinder your ability to speak or to eat, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept ensures that dentures suit your needs and stay exactly where they are meant to be. They are also less harmful in the long run to the patients’ gums, which means that there is less discomfort with which to contend.
How is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept different than traditional dentures?
Traditional dentures are full sets of replacement teeth that are situated on a gum-colored acrylic base. These dentures are often designed to fit over your gums, and are held in place by suction. As you might imagine, these dentures are also fairly easy to dislodge, which can lead to embarrassing or frustrating situations that actually lower your self-confidence and quality of life rather than raising it. With the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, none of that is a concern any longer. With the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, dentures are situated on four dental implants strategically placed around your mouth. These implants serve to hold your dentures in place, and help them to function more like natural teeth. You can speak and eat more naturally and easily with All-on-4® Treatment Concept dentures than you can with traditional dentures.
Are All-on-4® treatment concept dentures painful?
Because you have to insert a total of four implants into your mouth in order to hold the dentures in place, you might expect that All-on-4® Treatment Concept dentures would be painful. The reality is that while that the dental implants do need to heal and you might experience some discomfort with them during this process, the payoff is dentures that most decidedly do not hurt you from day to day. You get dentures that work well and fit well.
To learn more about the All-on-4® Treatment Concept and how it can help you, give us a call today at (503) 653-2299!