When it comes to oral care, it may be difficult to decide between various treatment options. This is especially true in regard to tooth replacement options. While there are several idealistic options available, dental implants in Miami, FL, are becoming a more popular choice due to their natural appearance and functionality. However, dentures also remain a popular tooth replacement option because they do not require patients to undergo bone grafting procedures, and typically incur less expenses. What if you could combine the affordability and convenience of dentures with the security and comfort of implants? The All-on-4™ procedure provides this opportunity. However, it is important for you to decide for yourself whether or not implant-supported dentures are the right choice for you.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental implants are a great solution for patients who are affected by one missing tooth or a few teeth. They are placed directly in the jawbone and offer superior support to the replacement tooth crown. However, individual implants may not always provide the best option for patients who are missing most or all of the teeth, on their upper or lower jaw. Patients who have lost excessive amounts of teeth due to accidents, gum disease, genetics or old age may decide that All-on-4™ is a more reasonable treatment choice for their specific needs.

Implant-supported dentures only require four implants to be placed along the upper or lower jaw. Special dentures are customized to fit the patient’s mouth, snapping directly onto the implants. Here are some of the benefits that implant-supported dentures can offer:

•    Natural Appearance
•    No necessity for bone grafts
•    Expedited recovery time
•    Long-term reliability
•    No fear of losing dentures while eating or conversing
•    Increased self-confidence • Bone level stabilization
•    Quick and attractive smile makeover
•    Ability to enjoy favorite foods again

Even if you are not an ideal candidate for regular dental implants, due to insufficient bone density, you may still qualify for implant-supported dentures. To set up a consultation with Dr. Scott Ross, call (305) 504-2682 during regular business hours.