All on 4 Implant Retained Dentures in Glendale, AZ
If given the choice between having missing teeth or wearing dentures, then of course you choose dentures. But dentures do come with their own set of problems, such as embarrassing slippage and gum irritation and discomfort. And despite having prosthetic teeth, you may still not be able to chew all the food you enjoy most. Is there an alternative? Yes!
Dr. Steele offers his patients All-on-4 Implant Retained Dentures. As the name suggests, these dentures are securely held in place by as few as four dental implants that are strategically positioned along an arch. (Six to eight implants are typically required in a standard implant retained denture procedure.) In addition, the implants used in the All-on-4 procedure are positioned at an angle, thereby increasing contact between the implant and your jaw bone, which makes for an even more stable base. And most patients do not require bone grafting for their All-on-4 dentures, which can be the case with traditional implants.
The All-on-4 dental implant procedure is ideal for people who are currently wearing traditional dentures as well as those with failing teeth, no teeth and people in need of full upper or lower teeth replacements.
In addition to giving you a beautiful, strong and secure smile, All-on-4 Implant Retained Dentures offer other distinct advantages. First, the implant procedure helps maintain healthy bone growth, which preserves the natural shape of your jaw. With missing teeth, otherwise healthy bone begins to deteriorate causing the facial sagging and wrinkly lips that tend to make people look much older than their age. All-on-4 Implant Retained Dentures eliminate this and help you look younger longer.
Secondly, with All-on-4 Implant Retained Dentures you’ll not only have a healthier mouth, you’ll have a healthier body, too. Implant retained dentures help reduce the risk of periodontal (gum) disease. The same bacteria that cause the infection and inflammation of periodontal disease can leach into the blood stream and cause other bodily ailments including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Thanks to implants, you’ll enjoy greater oral and overall health. Just be sure to brush and floss your new teeth regularly, and schedule routine dental cleanings and exams at Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry.
In order to precisely plan your dental implant procedure, Dr. Steele relies on 3D imaging, also called CBCT or cone beam computed tomography. This imaging gives the dentist a more complete and clearer view than a traditional 2D x-ray.
With CBCT, the x-ray beam is focused, thereby reducing scatter radiation. In addition, CBCT requires a lower dose of radiation to achieve a top-quality image that gives Dr. Steele a better view of your teeth, bones and surrounding hard and soft tissue. With this 3D image, he is better able to give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Call today to schedule your All-on-4 Implant Retained Dentures consultation at Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry. Dr. Dallas Steele sees patients from Glendale, North Scottsdale, Avondale, Phoenix, Deer Valley Village, Peoria, and nearby Arizona cities for dentures. If this will be your initial visit to Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry, please take a moment to review the information on our new patient page, which we have provided for those unfamiliar with our dental office. Our team looks forward to helping you regain the full function and look of your smile with All-on-4 Implant Retained Dentures.