Patients who would otherwise require a full set of dentures can opt for Non-Removable Implant Dentures/Fixed Implant Dentures/Hybrid Prosthesis/ All On 4. This has become the most popular worldwide option for patients missing all their teeth.
What are Fixed Implant Dentures?
There are multiple reasons why patients lose their teeth, including gum disease and other dental complications. Prior to the invention of dental implants, dentures relied on a tiny bit of suction to stay in position. For those patients who required more retention, messy special adhesives or creams could be used. However, no matter which method was used movement and shifting resulted in disappointment and pain. After the advent of dental implants and a few decades of refinement we can attach Zirconium or Titanium prosthetic dentures to the implant thereby allowing patients to have restored aesthetics, function and comfort.
What are the Benefits of Fixed Implant Dentures?
- The ability talk, chew, and bite with full functionality
- Fixed implant dentures (All-on-4 or All-on-6) are much closer in contour and feel to natural teeth
- This option allows the patient to enjoy a full set of teeth more naturally without self-consciousness or anxiety
- They are screwed in, and don’t come out.
What is the Process to Get Fixed Implant Dentures/All On 4?
Cutting edge technology and our decades of experience allow most patients to get their implants and teeth all in one appointment. For most patient, in just a few hours, any existing teeth are removed, implants placed and fixed temporary teeth are placed all in the same visit. Imagine the transformation and joy for those patients who have suffered with missing, painful or ugly teeth for many years who look in a mirror for the first time and see their perfect smile!
All dental implants require a month or so of healing to be ready for the permanent zirconium or titanium teeth to be fabricated. The temporaries provide us with a road map for making the permanent teeth. By comparing what we like and don’t like about the temporaries we fine-tune the permanent teeth to the patient’s highest expectations.