All-on-4 implant dentures have become a very popular tooth replacement choice for people who have lost most or all of their natural teeth. They are one of the options available at Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch.
When it comes to dental implants, there is no one-size-fits-all option. This is true whether it’s implant-supported dentures or single-tooth implants. That’s why we always begin with a thorough examination, consultation, and review of the patient’s case.
All-on-4 refers to a full-arch, implant-supported dental bridge. A number of factors go into determining whether they are right for you. These include:
- Speech. All-on-4 dentures tend to feel bulkier in the mouth, compared to natural teeth. They need a little extra mass for strength. For some patients this impacts their ability to speak. The sounds D, T, N, and S are among those commonly harder to pronounce. There is usually a transition period as patients re-learn making these sounds.
- 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.
- Bite force. For those patients with upper and lower (dual) All-on-4 restorations, there can be a tendency to bite too hard. In some cases this can actually damage the restoration. It happens because the artificial teeth lack the sensivity of natural teeth, in particular with upper and lower arches.
None of these potential obstacles are insurmountable, which is why All-on-4 dentures are in such great demand at Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch. We have put them in patients from Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano. People also come to us for general and family dentistry. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!
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