In today’s world of dentistry, dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacement option on the market. Beyond traditional dental implants, All-on-4 implants provide San Francisco men and women with a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smile, as well as complete oral function – all in less time and with a minimally invasive procedure.
However, there are other tooth replacement options out there, and our doctors are often asked about the advantages of All-on-4 implants vs dentures. We will cover this very topic in this blog, so keep reading!
Advantages of All-on-4 Dental Implants vs Dentures
San Francisco residents who have several loose or missing teeth are great candidates for All-on-4 implants. With just 4-6 implants per arch, our doctors at SF Oral Surgery are able to secure an entire set of new teeth in just one day! Some of the biggest advantages of the All-on-4 implant system vs dentures are:
|Aesthetic Appeal||All-on-4 dental implants are aesthetically pleasing. They are the most natural-looking tooth replacement system available. Our doctors are able to carefully choose the best shape and color of your new teeth so you will feel confident flashing your new smile all over San Francisco!||Dentures resemble natural teeth but are easily identified as “fake teeth” by others. They also tend to shift and slide around the mouth, which makes for awkward social moments.|
|Functionality||All-on-4 dental implants are fully functional as soon as you leave SF Oral Surgery! They will look, feel, and function like natural teeth! Not only that, All-on-4 implants afford our patients the luxury of being able to brush and floss just like they did their natural teeth!||Dentures, while functional, come with many restrictions. They are secured into the mouth with paste and need to be removed daily for cleaning. They also tend to slip and slide around the mouth, which limits their functionality and reliability.|
|Strength||All-on-4 dental implants are stronger than other tooth replacement options on the market, such as dentures and bridges. Because they are permanently secured into your jawbone, San Francisco patients are able to enjoy all their favorite foods without having to worry about breaking a tooth.||Dentures are not as strong as dental implants and are prone to cracking and breaking. Men and women who choose dentures must adhere to dietary restrictions in order to protect their teeth.|
|Permanency||All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement system. There will be no need to have a new set of implants in the future as long as patients practice proper oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing and using antibacterial mouthwash once a day, and keeping biannual checkups with their dentist.||Dentures are not a permanent tooth replacement option. Because they are not secured into the jawbone, dentures will need to be adjusted over time as the jawbone begins to deteriorate and change shape.|
Let Our Doctors at SF Oral Surgery Help You!
SF Oral Surgery is a state-of-the-art facility providing patients in San Francisco with high-quality care in a friendly environment. Each of our doctors is fully trained and accredited to provide you with amazing results from your All-on-4 implants procedure.
Call our office today at (415) 776-6710 to book your initial consultation!