Essenmacher Family Dental

Should You Choose Implants? Dentures? Try All-on-4!

June 19, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Lindsay M. Essenmacher, DDS
smiling older woman | All-On-4 Dentures in Albuquerque NM | Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher

Missing teeth make it impossible to eat the foods you love, not to mention the impact on your smile. Many patients would like to replace their missing teeth with single dental implants, but full-mouth implants can feel cost-prohibitive and overwhelming. 

We offer All-on-4s in our Albuquerque dental office to replace teeth on either the upper arch, lower arch, or both arches to complete our patients smiles.

How All-on-4s Works

If you have ever worn complete dentures, you know what a pain they can be, especially when dining out. All it takes is one small flip of the denture, and pretty soon, food gets caught between your denture and palate. Now what? You’re stuck at the dinner table in a social setting with an embarrassing denture mishap.

All-on-4 eliminates these moments and improves your quality of life by holding your denture in place.

Four Dental Implants

Placing four dental implants into the upper or lower jaw, and allowing time for them to integrate, forms an anchor to hold your denture in place. The dental implants used in All-on-4 procedures may also eliminate the need for bone grafting. Your Albuquerque dentist can choose an area of adequate bone to place the implants.

Dental implants also help to preserve the bone that supports your gums and facial tissue and will help you look more youthful.

All-on-4 Dentures in Albuquerque, NM

Unlike dentures that cover the upper palate and interfere with tasting your food, All-on-4 dentures have a slimmer profile, fitting over the bony gum ridge and leaving most of your mouth free to enjoy and savor your favorite cuisine.

Implant-retained dentures also make it possible to chew a wider variety of textures, making food choices more varied. Let’s face it; sharing a meal with family and friends is one of the greatest joys in life! 

 

Contact Us

To learn more about All-on-4, contact our Albuquerque dental office to book an evaluation. Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher will discuss all of the options available to help you smile with confidence.

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