Full Arch Implants
Dentist Hillsboro, OR
Regardless of how or why you are missing teeth, you will want to get them replaced as soon as possible to ensure that your jawbone does not start to become weak. There are many teeth replacement options available. Some are supported by dental implants and those that are not supported by implants. Full arch dental implants are also available, often referred to as implant-supported dentures or All-on-4. Our team at Cornell Dental offers all of these restorations to aid in replacing your missing teeth.
How Do Dentures Work?
Normal dentures can either be full or partial and which type you need depends on exactly what your mouth health looks like when you get them. Partial dentures or bridges are often removable, loose in the mouth, and use crowns to support themselves.
Full dentures, for whenever you have lost all of your teeth, are often fitted to slide nicely into your mouth and stay there until they are removed. However, since the dentures are removable, they are looser than implant-supported dentures. This means that eating, talking, and moving your mouth may cause challenges as the dentures move around and become loose. Plus, to clean them, they need to be taken out and cleaned manually. For some patients, this is not an ideal situation for them.
How Do Implant Supported Dentures Work?
Implant-supported dentures work by using implants that are drilled into your jaw. The replacement teeth are attached to a plastic base that is designed to look like gums and then attached to those implants. Once the attachment is made, then your denture cannot be removed and will remain permanently still inside your mouth.
This comes with several advantages for you, as the implants make your dentures that much more durable and allow you to eat your favorite foods. No more worries about hard food getting under your dentures or making eating painful, and you can do anything you would do with normal teeth.
Implant-supported dentures can also be cleaned like real teeth, by brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. Even though the teeth are artificial, you will still need to take care of them to make sure they stay clean and maintained.
The Durability Of the All on 4 Treatment
Many people do not realize that four simple implants can replace all of the teeth in your mouth. The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is very durable, and you will be able to show off your implant-supported smile for the rest of your life. Our dentists at Cornell Dental are proud to offer the All-on-4 Treatment Concept.
If you are suffering from severe tooth decay, gum disease, bone problems, or anything else that causes you to need dental implants, then we want you to understand that this incredible All-on-4 treatment is the first and the last treatment that you will need. This implant will look and feel like your natural teeth and put your dental issues in the past.
What Is All on 4?
All-on-4 focuses on implanting four implants onto the thickest parts of your jawbone, and you can even get this procedure if you have bone loss in your jaw. Once the implants are placed inside, then the dentures and bridges are attached to them and you will have a new set of teeth. The four implants hold up the entirety of the teeth in your mouth and will remain durable.
How Long Does All on 4 Last?
These implants are designed to grow around your jawbone. This means that eventually, your jawbone will fuse with the implants and provide an extra layer of strength. Even with dentures and replacement teeth, your teeth see a lot of use. From eating, to talking, to biting down on things, eventually, the implants will need to be replaced.
Even with natural wear and tear, for most people, they can last for 10 years, and up to longer than 20 years with good care.
How Do I Care For My Dental Implants?
Even though All-on-4 implants are dentures with replacement teeth, you can still provide proper care to ensure your dental implants last even longer. Most of the care is the same that you would do regularly to maintain your oral hygiene. Brush and floss the dentures to remove surface stains and debris and keep visiting our dentist for regular checkups, cleanings, and exams.
Investing in All on 4
All-on-4 dentures can not only help you rebuild your smile, but a simple four-implant procedure can and will last for a very long time. If you are tired of having loose dentures that take work to maintain, then we suggest the All-on-4.
Which One Will Work For You?
If you are tired of having missing teeth, or find that regular dentures aren't working for you, we suggest you make an appointment with us here at Cornell Dental. We will schedule a consultation appointment, review your medical history, examine your mouth, and then discuss with you which dental restoration may be the best alternative for your situation. Implant-supported dentures are durable and give you freedom when it comes to eating and drinking. No more fear of loose dentures, or not being able to eat and chew the foods your enjoy. Through implant-supported dentures, you can get full arch implants that give you a brand-new smile for years to come. With just four dental implants, the All on 4 may be the perfect option for you. These implant-supported dentures can help restore your jawbone and improve your facial structure as well.
Thinking of trying the All-on-4 Treatment Concept for yourself? Please give at (971) 397-6196 a call, and we can see if the procedure will work for you.