Over 60 million people in the United States have no natural teeth. For many, this means wearing full dentures. Expertly crafted dentures restore the smile. However, they are held in place primarily by natural suction. “Floating” dentures may wobble, slip, or cause mouth sores. Using the All on Four technique, Quincy dentist, Dr. Stephen Matarazzo, restores more than teeth. Patients experience renewed self-confidence and enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures… eating, smiling, laughing, speaking clearly, and singing.
Basics of All on Four
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jawbone. All on Four uses four specially-designed implants to anchor an entire arch of teeth securely. Dr. Matarazzo handles all phases of diagnosis, planning, and implant placement. He can create a high-quality, lightweight denture for this purpose, or possibly retrofit your existing denture for the All on Four system.
Benefits of All on Four
The primary advantage is a lifetime solution to missing teeth. All on Four lets you forget about your dentures and enjoy life. Other benefits include:
- Immediate teeth – In many cases, Dr. Matarazzo can place implants and insert the denture on the same day as extractions. You don’t have to go a day without teeth.
- No grafting – Usually bone grafts are not needed. By tilting the back implants, maximum available bone is utilized. This also results in shorter treatment time.
- Quality of life – The patient begins to see improvement right away – a great looking smile, confidence in denture stability, and chewing function.
- Economical – The only other option for fixed (not removable) restoration of all teeth is full arches of conventional dental implants. The All on Four method is more affordable.
To learn more about All on Four implant-retained dentures, call (617) 405-3939 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matarazzo in Quincy.