Dental implants. Did you know that dentists can take a weekend course and be able to surgically place dental implants by Monday? It’s true! I say, "Good for them, but I am not a believer." The amount of knowledge needed to properly place and restore an implant is far beyond this dalliance. In today’s world,
For many years, dentures have been the most popular option for replacing a full arch of teeth—whether it is the top, bottom, or both. However, many patients now prefer (or are making the switch to) an alternative treatment, known as All-on-4®. Both can provide natural-looking results, so what’s the difference between these two common choices?
My patients who wear traditional dentures as a restorative option are typically happy with their results, but it’s not uncommon for some dentures-wearers to seek an upgrade. The adhesives required for traditional dentures can often be unreliable, causing the prosthetic to slip along the gums, ultimately causing irritation. Additionally, if the adhesive isn’t very strong,