All-On-4 Can Replace Your Dentures
As we get older, our immune systems weaken and we are at a higher risk for certain illnesses such as pneumonia. A recent study in Japan sought to discover the risk factors responsible for this and uncovered an unlikely culprit: wearing dentures while you sleep.
This 3-year project studied a group of male and female subjects who were 85 years old or older. The oral hygiene habits of the 228 men and 296 women and the found:
- Pneumonia was responsible for 20 deaths in the group
- 28 acute hospitalizations for pneumonia occurred
- Sleeping with dentures nearly doubled the risk of contracting pneumonia then in those who took them out at night
One of the reasons they believe this is occurred is the presence of tongue and denture plaque, periodontal inflammation and Candida albicans (a yeast-like fungus) in the mouths of those who slept with their dentures.
If you are looking for a healthier alternative to traditional dentures, it’s time to look into All-On-4 full dental implant. All-On-4 looks at acts just like your natural teeth, so you are not adding to your risk of contracting pneumonia when you have them.
Rather than being removable and requiring soaking and messy adhesives, All-On-4 is permanently attached to your jaw through 4 implant posts. You brush and floss them just as you would your natural teeth so you are not giving harmful bacteria and fungus places to lurk while you are sleeping. Not only will your mouth be healthier, your whole body will be too.
If you are ready to ditch your dentures and improve the look and health of your smile, it’s time to talk to us about All-On-4. With several in-house financing options, we can create a payment plan that fits your budget and helps you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Schedule your consultation today!