Have you lost most of all of your teeth? You’re not alone! It is estimated that over 36 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. Many of these individuals will obtain full cosmetic dentures, which are often the most economical way to restore the smile and the ability to eat and speak properly. However, dentures are not always the best option for some patients, especially those who want to enjoy the long-term health benefits of alternative tooth replacement solutions. At Smiles by Myles, our Reston, VA dentist can help you obtain permanent teeth without traditional dentures.
The disadvantages of dentures
Though dentures are a common tooth replacement option, that doesn’t mean that they are the best choice for everyone. There are several drawbacks to traditional dentures. They are often not fabricated to last forever, requiring patients to have their dentures replaced approximately every six or seven years. They are unstable, shifting in place and often causing irritation and mouth sores. They are also a contributor to bone resorption, which is bone loss and jawbone atrophy that causes the sunken-in appearance that commonly occurs with long-term denture wearers.
What alternatives are available?
At Smiles by Myles, we are excited to offer all-on-4 dental implants. This is the placement of dental implants along the dental arch which hold a special bridge-like denture that is far more conservative and is held firmly in place with the implants. All-on-4 dental implants are extremely beneficial because they are:
- Stable and strong
- Effective at maintaining remaining jawbone
- More functional
- Comfortable to wear
Enjoy the all-on-4 solution for your smile!
Dr. Wayne Myles is excited to offer the all-on-4 alternative to traditional dentures to help patients feel more confident in their smile and its ability to function properly without ill-fitted appliances and denture adhesives. The team at Smiles by Myles offers only the most modern solutions to common dental concerns. If you reside int eh area of Reston, Virginia, contact our implant dentist to discuss the options available for replacing your missing teeth. Call (571) 536-7885 today to schedule your initial consultation at our practice, conveniently located at 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite #110.