Adapting to All-on-4® Dentures

Implant-supported dentures by All-on-4® have become the tooth replacement option of choice among people who have lost their natural teeth. They are available at Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch CA.

There is usually an adjustment period after All-on-4® dentures are in place. The good news is that we humans are endlessly adaptable, and able get used to implant dentures without much trouble. It’s certainly worth it!

Is All-on-4 Right For You?

All-on-4® is a full-arch, implant-supported dental bridge. A number of factors go into determining whether they are right for you. These include:

  • Bite force. Some patients have a tendency to bite too hard with their All-on-4® dentures. If you aren’t careful it can even damage the arch. It happens because the artificial teeth are not as sensitive as natural teeth.
  • Speech. All-on-4 dentures tend to feel bulkier in the mouth, compared to natural teeth. This is because they need a extra mass for strength. For some patients this impacts their ability to speak, but most people get used to them, and adjust.
  • Adapting. In addition to speech, patients have to get used to having a little extra bulk in their mouths. In simple terms, they just feel different. This is an importation consideration that we can address during pre-operative consultations.

None of these potential obstacles are insurmountable, which is why All-on-4® dentures are in such demand at Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch CA. We have put them in patients from Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano. People also come to us for porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Hales Parker Dentistry:

949-429-0049

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California
92694