Missing a few teeth? You’re not alone — over 5 million Americans are missing part or all of their upper and/or lower teeth. Like gray hair and crows feet, tooth loss is a natural side effect of aging. One thing is for sure — dentures are a pain to take care of. Fortunately, the all-on-four denture mimics natural teeth so you can still eat and care for your teeth same as before — and have a beautiful smile too.
What is the All-on-Four Denture?
The all-on-four denture is a truly remarkable modern advancement in dental care. It’s a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can provide a permanent set of teeth that fuses to your jawbone so you don’t need to hassle with the daily removal and cleaning of dentures. Oral care works the same as before — a soft toothbrush and some floss.
The all-on-four denture is a dental implant that covers a larger portion of your mouth to replace a range of missing teeth. An implant is a small titanium screw that fits inside your jawbone to replace a missing tooth. It is applied through some minor dental surgery. The end result is a naturally looking and highly functional prosthetic tooth. Many of our Cincinnati patients have been able to regain beautiful smiles because of dental implants.
Most dental implants are for single teeth — but you really don’t need a dental implant for each missing tooth. Four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth — and four at the bottom — are all you need to restore your entire smile with beautiful results. Hence, the all-in-four implant — a wonder of modern dental science.
Advantages of All-on-Four Cosmetic Dentistry
Like all dental implants, all-in-four dentures fuse to bone — which ensures they are permanently fixed in your smile. What’s more, this approach prevents further bone loss in your jaw so your smile continues to look younger, beautiful and healthy. It can be a life-transforming cosmetic dentistry procedure that restores youth and confidence, boosts career prospects, and enhances your dating life.
Chew Naturally and Healthy Again
In addition to the boost to your appearance, all-in-four dentures do wonders at restoring your ability to eat naturally and actually enjoy food again.
This is a cosmetic dentistry procedure, but it can be covered by some insurance plans. Talk to your Cincinnati dentist about what your insurance will cover and any available payment plans.