When you have multiple missing, damaged, or painful teeth, you may wonder if dental implants are still an option. While it’s true that dental implants work great to replace a single missing tooth, they are also an excellent treatment plan for many patients with multiple missing teeth.
With fixed implant dentures, also known as the All-on-4® treatment concept, you can receive a healthy, functional smile with just a few implants. Learn more about how the fixed implant denture process works or reach out to Pickens Family Dentistry to get started. Call our Vancouver office for your FREE consultation!
How the All-on-4® Treatment Concept Works
While some patients only need one or just a few teeth replaced. Other people have issues with almost all of their teeth. When you need to replace all of your teeth or all the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth, the All-on-4® treatment concept gets great results with minimal surgeries.
It’s easy to assume that replacing an entire arch of teeth or the entire mouth would require dozens of dental implants, but this isn’t the case. With the All-on-4® treatment concept, four dental implants are placed along the arch of your mouth. These implants act as a stable foundation on which a denture is attached. This is why the All-on-4® treatment concept is known as an implant-supported denture.
The All-on-4® treatment concept makes the dentures your permanent teeth, giving you the smile you deserve and need.
Benefits of Fixed Denture Implants at Pickens Family Dentistry
Fixed denture implants are meant for patients with multiple missing teeth. When you have decayed, broken, or missing teeth, it makes it nearly impossible to eat, chew, and speak. You could also end up with further dental issues, such as loss of jawbone density.
Treating multiple missing teeth with a fixed denture implant is a great treatment plan, as:
- These implant-supported dentures allow a full arch replacement with fewer surgical procedures.
- The dental implants last a long time.
- The denture-supported implant is much stronger and more natural-looking than traditional dentures.
- The implants restore the look and functionality of your smile.
Discover more about the All-on-4® treatment concept by reaching out today. Get started with an appointment at Pickens Family Dentistry!
All-on-4® Treatment Concept vs. All-on-6; What’s The Difference?
While All-on-4® treatment concept implants are an option for many people looking to repair multiple missing teeth, there are other choices for implant-supported dentistry. All-on-6 implant dentures are similar, but instead of four implants to support the dentures, the dentist places six implants.
Both options have their pros and cons. The All-on-4® treatment concept is less invasive and easier to use if there is a loss of bone density. On the other hand, All-on-6 implants can provide more support and stability, although the process is a bit more extensive.
The Convenience of Fixed Implant Dentures
Unlike traditional dentures, fixed implant dentures are convenient in many ways. You won’t have to remove them constantly to eat or to clean. Maintenance is pretty minimal, although your dentist may occasionally remove the denture to check your teeth or ensure they are in peak condition.
Once the implants are placed and left to heal, you won’t have to deal with constantly changing your dentures, and your teeth will have a strong support that they wouldn’t get with traditional dentures.
Tooth Implant Cost for Fixed Implant Dentures
The cost of fixed implant dentures is understandably a concern for many patients. It’s difficult to give an exact cost for this procedure. The cost will vary depending on how many procedures and visits the process takes. For example, an All-on-6 implant denture will likely cost more than the All-On-4® treatment concept.
Other factors include dental insurance and what it is willing to cover. The best way to know about the costs of your implant dentures is to reach out to Pickens Family Dentistry for an appointment.
When You’re Ready for Permanent Implant Dentures, Contact Us for a FREE All-On-4® Treatment Concept Consultation
Wondering if All-on-4 fixed implant dentures can give you the replacement teeth you need? When you visit Pickens Family Dentistry, Dr. Drue Pickens and the friendly team will assess your dental health needs and concerns to determine the right course of action for you. Call today to set up your dental implant consultation!