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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
February 25, 2016
Category: Dental Implants

If you are missing all the teeth on your top or bottom arch, you are not alone. About 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth. denturesLuckily, replacement options for missing teeth are plentiful. With help from your Rancho Cuacamonga, CA dentist, Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care, you can have a brand new smile in no time and determine which replacement option is best for you.

All-on-4 vs. Traditional Dentures

Traditional Dentures: You are probably familiar with traditional dentures: a full arch of replacement teeth customized for you by a dental laboratory. Traditional dentures attach to your gumline using suction to stay in place. While dentures have come a long way in recent years, there is still a risk of them moving or falling out since they are not completely secured within the mouth. Traditional dentures are made specifically for your teeth to ensure the most natural appearance. Color, shape, size, length and width are all taken into account while designing your dentures. Traditional dentures require soaking every night while they are not in use. If the dentures dry out they lose their shape and become ill-fitting. This makes the soaking step crucial to the life of your dentures.

All-on-4 Dentures: This style of denture utilizes dental implant technology to anchor the denture into place. A dental implant is normally used to replace a tooth’s root and provide a solid foundation for a replacement tooth. Rather than using a single implant for each tooth, your Rancho Cucamonga dentist uses four implants to secure an All-on-4 into place. Over time, the implants integrate into the bone, providing the denture with a firm anchor. All-on-4 dentures eliminate the chance of the denture moving around or falling out. Additionally, All-on-4 dentures are non-removable, meaning their care is the same as your natural teeth. Simply brush twice daily and floss once. Also, be sure to schedule regular dental examinations and cleanings twice a year.

For more information on All-on-4 dentures, please contact Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Call (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment for a consultation today!




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