Soup. Mashed potatoes. Pudding. Applesauce.

What do these things have in common?

You can still eat them even if you don’t have teeth. Now, you may enjoy all of those foods, but you also may get tired of eating liquids and mushy foods if that was your only option.

If you enjoy biting into fried chicken, savoring the taste of a perfectly prepared steak, or even the satisfaction of eating buttery corn on the cob, then you’ll want to replace your missing teeth.

Dr. Finley and our team at Bayou Dental Group wants you to be able to eat the foods that you want to eat. (We also want you to get the nutrition you need for a well-balanced diet.)

All-on-4® dental implants are an excellent solution for many patients who have lost their teeth, plus they allow you to start enjoying the benefits of implant-supported dentures even sooner.

Keep reading to learn more about this procedure. Or better yet, call 318-302-4236 or contact us online to request a consultation to discuss All-on-4 at our dentist office in Monroe, LA.

 

The Benefits Of Dental Implants

Dental implants have enhanced restorative dentistry is some incredible ways.

The first dental implants were placed in a human patient in the 1960s. Since then, we have learned a lot about the benefits of having dental implants, including the fact that they can last a lifetime.

Implants were created as replacements for the roots of your teeth. Unlike a prosthetic hand or leg, these prosthetic roots work best when no one notices they are there.

Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone. Together, a series of these implants can secure a set of dentures in place. That allows them to do more than just give you the appearance of a pretty smile.

Dental implants allow your dentures to function nearly as well as natural teeth from a practical standpoint.

If you have traditional dentures or no someone who does, you’ll understand why that matters. Is eating with dentures better than eating without teeth? Sure, but it’s not the same as eating with teeth.

Studies have shown that people with implant-supported dentures can bite with nearly the same force as people who still have all their teeth. That means you can chomp down on an apple. You can bite into some steamed carrots.

You can chew comfortably when eating fried chicken or steak, and you can enjoy every bite of that buttery corn on the cob that we mentioned earlier.

And if you can eat anything you want, you won’t have to worry about your dentures slipping out of place when you are talking to someone else … or to an audience of people.

With dental implants, you will feel more confident that your dentures will remain securely in place.

 

How To Enjoy Those Benefits Faster

If there is one drawback to getting dental implants, it’s that it does take some time to complete the full treatment. For a long time, getting implants required patience as much as anything.

Your dental implants would be placed in your jaw. Then you had to wait — sometimes for months — until your jaw had healed before your dentures could be attached.

That means living without teeth during those months. It wasn’t ideal, but in the long run, it would pay off.

But what if you could get your dental implants and leave our dentist office in Monroe, LA, with what looked like teeth that very same day? That’s what the All-on-4 procedure can do for you.

As the name suggests, Dr. Finley would strategically place four implants to give you the maximum benefit from each. Then, he would place a temporary set of dentures on your implants.

That way when you leave, you will look like you have a full set of replacement teeth, and you will be able to eat with them as well. Keep in mind that you will be recovering from the implant placement.

But as you heal, your bite will get stronger. By the time you are ready for your permanent dentures, you will realize just how effective All-on-4 dental implants can be.

 

Experience The Difference

If you already have dentures or are thinking of getting them, you owe it to yourself to talk to Dr. Finley at Bayou Dental Group. Find out what All-on-4 implants could do for you.

Again, you can contact us online or call 318-302-4236. Find out what it feels like to really replace your missing teeth.