Deciding between All-on-4 implants or dentures
There are a number of factors to consider in making this decision. Dr. Fakhimi will discuss your options with you during your consultation and help you decide which is best for you. These are some basic facts to think with.
Using implants to support your denture helps prevent the bone in your mouth from shrinking over time. As the bone shrinks, your dentures may not fit in the same way. Implants, on the other hand, strengthen the jaw and there is no concern about the fit changing.
Biting and chewing capabilities
Dentures provide a weaker bite and chew strength, requiring foods to be softer and cut into smaller pieces to eat comfortably.
All-on-4 implants are designed with durable materials to mimic the natural shape and appearance of teeth. Biting and chewing is very similar to the experience of natural teeth. Because they are anchored, there is no concern about any shifting while you eat.
Dentures can cause rubbing, chafing and sore spots, and this can lead to infection. All-on-4 implants are embedded into your gums as natural teeth are, so there is no rubbing or chafing. The implants follow the shape of your natural bite, so speaking and eating will feel natural. And, a nice plus over dentures is that you can eat anything you would like with All-on-4s.
Dentures are removed at night and can sometimes be observable when you laugh or eat. All-on-4 implants are permanently fixed and are designed to look like your natural teeth.
Dentures can change your facial appearance in various unwanted ways. Implants naturally support the bone in your mouth, which gives you your natural facial appearance and full lips and cheeks.