Unsecured, traditional dentures are an old-fashioned solution for people who have lost all their teeth. Unfortunately, wearing unsecured dentures can often be painful, inconvenient and awkward. Dentures make chewing food difficult, which often hinders people from eating the foods they once enjoyed.

 

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on January 1, 2013

Dentures are not the answer

Unsecured, traditional dentures are an old-fashioned solution for people who have lost all their teeth.

Unfortunately, wearing unsecured dentures can often be painful, inconvenient and awkward. Dentures make chewing food difficult, which often hinders people from eating the foods they once enjoyed. Additionally, poorly fitting dentures can lead to sore spots or painful blisters on the gums that can lead to infection.

Missing teeth can also cause the jawbone to shrink through bone loss. This is because the bone is no longer stimulated when you chew food – something that happens routinely when you use your natural teeth. This bone loss causes physical changes to your face, and you begin to appear older than you really are. As the jaw line shrinks, it also causes dentures to lose their fit. They often slip, cause pain, or even become embarrassing, and require the use of messy creams and adhesives to stay in place, and must be removed each night for cleaning.

People with dentures say they often feel restricted, less attractive, and less confident, which impacts their personal and professional lives. In short, they quality of life is definitely diminished.

Attractive, healthy teeth are important for health and overall well-being, and dentures are clearly not the answer.

Modern implant-based dentistry has provided a solution to the edentulous (toothless) patient that traditional dentures have never been able to deliver – immediate functionality with substantially increased quality of life: The “All-on-Four” Procedure.

This is accomplished through a prosthesis held solidly in place by four dental implants (the “All-on-Four” Procedure), which not only provides the comfort and security a patient is likely to be missing with removable dentures, but, as importantly, also preserves bone in the jaw.

This “All-on-Four” solution is attractive to patients wanting to get rid of their dentures, and to people with failing teeth in need of a full upper and/or lower restoration. This procedure, as the name implies, only requires four dental implants per jaw to support a fully customized set of replacement teeth. The “All-on-Four” treatment is completed while the patient is comfortably asleep using sedation dentistry, and the best part is that the procedure is painless and the patient receives their full set of replacement teeth in one day.

Another tremendous benefit afforded by the “All-on-Four” procedure is its ability to almost always bypass the need for bone grafting – a surgery frequently required by more traditional treatment for patients with substantial loss of bone in the jaw.

The “All-on-Four” procedure eliminates the day-to-day frustrations and discomforts of dentures, and patients can once again enjoy the dietary freedom of those with natural teeth. It is the most sophisticated solution there is to tooth loss and edentulism. Its advantages over dentures have made it the preferred option to the millions of people that require extensive oral rehabilitation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Dr. Craig Spodak is a third generation dentist who joined his father’s practice in Delray Beach, Fla. after graduating from Tufts University in 1998. His dream was to change the way patients experience dental care and he developed a new vision for the modern dental practice with a goal to deliver comprehensive dental care in a singular, all inclusive practice. He created one of the world’s only LEED Gold Certified dental facilities, which boasts not only a team of the finest dental and medical professionals from all disciples of the field, but also a holistic environment that comforts patients. Dr. Craig is an expert lecturer for Invisalign and Spodak Dental Group is one of the few Top 1 Percent providers of Invisalign in the world.


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