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Choosing Between Dentures & All-on-4® Dental Implants

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Losing just one tooth is enough to set the wheels of more tooth loss in motion.

That’s why you should replace teeth as soon as you can so you can preserve as many of your natural teeth as possible.

If enough time has passed, you may find yourself having to decide between full or partial teeth replacement. That’s where our team at The Foehr Group can help you.

But which method is best for you?

That’s what we’re looking at today. We’re comparing traditional dentures and All-on-4® dental implants, both of which you can find in our Bloomington, IL practice.

2 Results You Should Expect From Tooth Replacement

Whether you opt for standard removable dentures or replacement teeth secured by dental implants, there are two results you should expect:

#1. A Beautiful Smile With Teeth That Work

You deserve to have replacement teeth that look natural and work the way you want them to. It’s about the quality of life and health that you want, and that’s what we’ll work with you to create.

#2. Precise Placement & A Lasting Solution

At The Foehr Group, you’re getting the latest in state-of-the-art tooth replacement technology. It means you get precise preparation and placement for a natural-looking solution that lasts.

Why Patients Choose Traditional Dentures

Some patients choose traditional dentures that you take out at the end of each day. Here are a few reasons why!

*You Can Clean Them Easily*

It’s easy to keep your dentures clean because you’ll take them out to let them soak each night. After having them put pressure on your gums all day, it’s nice to give your gums a chance to rest. After they’ve soaked, you scrub them clean and use a strong adhesive to put them back in for the day.

*You Can Get Partial Or Full Dentures*

You have options with dentures, whether you need to replace all your teeth or you still have some of your natural teeth left.

Full dentures are needed to replace an entire arch of teeth, and partial dentures would be a good choice if you need to replace several teeth in a row without having to have your own remaining teeth extracted.

*You Can Get Them Even If You’ve Lost Bone Mass*

Tooth loss leads to more tooth loss, which is due to loss of bone mass in your jaw. It deteriorates and weakens the stability of your remaining teeth, so after enough time, you may have lost too much mass to support an implant.

Dentures fit on top of your gums, so they can still give you a beautiful smile and the ability to chew certain foods easily even if you’ve lost some of your jawbone.

Why Patients Rely On All-on-4® Dental Implants

Here are a few benefits you get when you anchor replacement teeth with four dental implants that you don’t get with traditional dentures.

*They Last Much Longer*

If you don’t mind having to replace your teeth about every 10 years, you may be perfectly satisfied with standard dentures.

Implants, on the other hand, can last you two decades or more, depending on how well you take care of them.

*They Won’t Shift Around Or Fall Out*

Perhaps the biggest drawback to traditional dentures is that they can shift around while you’re eating or speaking. Worse, they can fall out!

No one should have to suffer that kind of embarrassment. That’s why you might look to a more secure option with implants to keep your replacement teeth in place.

With the All-on-4 method, your teeth are kept tightly in place thanks to the strategic placement and angle of each implant so you don’t have to worry about your teeth failing you at the worst possible time.

*They Preserve Your Jawbone*

The only way to preserve the strength and health of your jawbone, outside of keeping your mouth healthy overall, is to keep it stimulated.

That happens when biting and chewing your food puts enough pressure on it to stay engaged. Removable dentures don’t allow you to do that, which is why many patients prefer All-on-4® dental implants.

Acting like a synthetic root, you’re able to strengthen and encourage continued growth of the jawbone with every bite you take.

Schedule A Consultation

Ultimately, the choice is a personal one that you have to make for yourself.

But it’s certainly not one that you make by yourself. Our team at The Foehr Group are here to guide you toward the replacement method that suits your needs and goals best and help you make the most informed decision you’ll feel confident about.

Once you make your choice, you’ll soon be enjoying a great smile and a happier life thanks to our advanced technology in Bloomington, IL!

Call The Foehr Group at 309-434-5279 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation.