Dental Implants And All On Four Dentures Specialist

Wappingers Falls Dental Arts -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Wappingers Falls Dental Arts

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Wappingers Falls, NY

A surprising amount of people lose their teeth later in life: In fact, one study showed that over a quarter of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 had lost most or all of their natural teeth. With All-on-4® dental implants offered at Wappinger Falls Dental Arts in Wappinger Falls, New York, you can replace a full row of teeth with just four sturdy implants in your jawbone or replace a single tooth with one implant. To learn more about this innovative implant system, call the clinic or book your appointment online today.

Dental Implants and All on Four Dentures Q & A

What is the difference between All-on-4® and regular dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are screwed into your jawbone. Traditional implants require one post per tooth. The post sturdily connects your artificial tooth to your jawbone, acting like your tooth’s root. 

You can replace just one tooth with a dental implant or several. All-on-4 is a specialized type of dental implant that’s used to replace many of your teeth at a time or a complete arch. Instead of using removable dentures to replace a row of teeth, All-on-4 allows you to enjoy the sturdiness and permanence of dental implants for many of your teeth at once.

What are the advantages of All-on-4 and dental implants?

There are many advantages to choosing All-on-4 or dental implants instead of dentures or other teeth replacement options. Patients love All-on-4 and other dental implants because:

  • They’re easy to clean
  • You can’t remove them
  • They don’t require glue
  • They look natural 
  • They’re sturdy and durable
  • They keep your jawbone intact
  • They’re comfortable
  • You can use them like your normal teeth

You don’t need to worry about your dental implants falling out: In fact, you can eat, chew, and speak as clearly as you did before you lost your original teeth. If you get regular dental implants, you might need a bone graft to strengthen your jawbone. If you get All on 4, you’re not likely to need a graft.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants or All-on-4?

At Wappinger Falls Dental Arts, your dentist might decide that All-on-4 or regular dental implants are right for you if you:

  • Are missing some or all of your teeth in a row
  • Don’t like your current dentures
  • Have a strong jawbone
  • Are in generally good health
  • Don’t smoke

If you’re not a candidate for All-on-4 because you’re not missing enough teeth, the Wappinger Falls Dental Arts team can help you explore other tooth replacement options. For example, dental implant-supported bridges are a great option for you if you’re missing several teeth and still have healthy teeth alongside the gap. 

If you’re only missing one tooth, you may still be a good candidate for a single dental implant.

Losing your teeth with age or an injury doesn’t have to mean that you’ll never use your mouth normally for the rest of your life. To learn more about dental implants, All-on-4, and other durable teeth-replacing appliances, call Wappinger Falls Dental Arts or book your consultation online today.