Not everything was better back in the good old days. Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of people. But All on 4 Dentures, available from Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, are a major innovation.
All on 4 are a type of implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than traditional dentures for many patients. There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is needed for either system.
With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. In addition, they are usually less expensive than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants necessary and other factors.)
Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the needed amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.
Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless Custer patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have significantly improved their life.
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