What Are All-On-4 Denture Implants

What Are All-On-4 Denture Implants

It’s very normal for people to lose their natural teeth, especially as a person ages. As the average life expectancy increases, the teeth cannot always last for a full lifetime and, because of this, we are seeing more and more people in need of full sets of dentures as their teeth become damaged. When a person loses all of their natural teeth on their top or bottom jaw, they can either get complete dentures or all-on-4 denture implants. While both of these options will create a natural-looking smile that will help you speak and chew, complete dentures can be removed while denture implants are permanent. For some people, all-on-4 dentures are more suited to their needs.

All-On-4 Denture Implants: What To Know

What Are All-On-4 Denture Implants?
All-on-4 denture implants have several other names, including full-mouth denture implants, denture-supported implants, implant-retained dentures, and denture implants. Although they have several names, they all refer to the same type of dentures. All-on-4 dentures are a form of dentures that require surgery to permanently fuse an implant to the jaw and then to permanently attach the dentures to this implant. These denture implants are a form of permanent complete dentures for either the upper or lower jaw. All-on-4 denture implants are called this because they use 4 dental implants to hold the permanent denture implants in place. You are only eligible for all-on-4 dentures if you have no remaining teeth on whichever jaw requires the dentures and if your jaw and gums are healthy. Depending on the number and condition of your remaining teeth, it is possible to have teeth removed before receiving dental implants. Read here to find out if you are a good candidate for denture implants

When Are All-On-4 Dentures Implants Best?
Denture implants offer a natural-looking and feeling alternative to complete dentures. Denture implants can help improve speech, chewing, and smiling without any movement of the dentures. People who are extra sensitive to sensations of touch can benefit from denture implants, as they may be hyper-aware of the feeling of complete dentures against the roof of the mouth or the gums. Denture implants can feel less bulky in the mouth than traditional complete dentures. If you are someone who is sensitive to textures or has sensitivities to certain feelings in the mouth, denture implants may be a better solution. (Please note that if you do have sensory issues the healing process from denture implants may be temporarily frustrating as it requires several rounds of healing that will alter the texture of the gums. Learn more about the healing process for denture implants here.) Denture implants are also a popular choice for people who don’t want the maintenance of taking their dentures out for regular cleanings and other denture care or for people who want to feel as though they have their natural teeth. Because denture implants are cared for similarly to how natural teeth are cared for, denture implants can help people feel less self-conscious about their missing teeth.


Denture Implants In Calgary

If you are interested in receiving denture implants, you will first need to speak with a Calgary denturist. Your denturist will provide a preliminary assessment of your jaw health to see if you are eligible for denture implant surgery and they will then recommend you to a dentist to perform the dental implant surgery. Your denturist will then create your denture implants and permanently attach them when you are fully healed. If all-on-4 denture implants sound like the best option for you, contact the team at Future Smiles Denture clinic in Calgary and we will begin your denture implant assessment. To speak with the team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary, you can visit the SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or the NE Calgary location in Coral Springs. To book a free consultation with our Calgary Denturist, call 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.



Q: How long do denture implants last?
A: Denture implants are considered a permanent solution that, when cared for, can last anywhere from ten to twenty years.

Q: How long does it take to get denture implants?
A: Because dental implants require some surgery for the dental implants themselves, there is some healing time needed. The whole process usually takes at least two surgeries and a minimum of 5 months to complete.

Q: Are there negative aspects of dental implants?
A: Aside from the minor side effects of the procedure, such as mild pain and swelling, dental implants tend to be an expensive procedure; however, dental implants are a long-lasting solution that won’t need rebasing, relining, or other upkeep costs and Future Smiles Denture Clinic does offer affordable denture solutions.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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