About All-On-4 Dentures
All-on-4 Implant-Supported Dentures refer to a popular prosthodontics procedure designed to help a patient achieve a new, supported smile by combining the permanence of dental implants with the function and beauty of dentures. The end result is a new, natural-looking smile that will function like real teeth. Learn more about All-on-4 in Worcester, Massachusetts, by contacting the office of Dr. Rafla. We are happy to help you schedule your next appointment with our periodontist.
"Dr Rafla put in my implant over 20 years ago. After all that time it has been fantastic but recently loosened. He repaired it no problem. What I want to mention is his level of compassion he gives. He knew how nervous I was and went above and beyond to ensure my emotional comfort as well as physical. I don't mind waiting 20 years to be in his care again, lol, but will not hesitate to call him when needed! Phenomenal dentist!"- L.P. / Facebook / Sep 18, 2019
"Dr. Rafla and his team present as being caring, nice and knowledgable professionals with positive can do attitudes, reducing stress levels considerably. Surgery is already scheduled and I am confident I will be in good hands!"- D.M. / Facebook / Sep 14, 2019
"He did my implants and they are terrific. I recommend all of my patients to get implants and forget about the root canals. Dr. Timothy Hoffman"- T.H. / Facebook / Sep 12, 2019
"This was my initial (consultation) visit. The entire staff was very courteous and professional. Dr. Rafla was very clear in explaining the procedure and post care that will be involved."- N.S. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2019
"Dr. Rafla and his staff are both pleasant and professional. I have recommended their practice to numerous friends and relatives. Both my wife and I have used them for perio and implants."- M.P. / Facebook / Jun 29, 2019
The Benefits of Treatment
If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for replacing multiple missing teeth, our Dr. Rafla may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures are very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, they are stabilized by dental implants. Very often denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can actually retrofit an existing denture with implants.
The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require 4-6 dental implants per denture. Once the implants have been placed and allowed sufficient healing time, your denture is attached on top. This provides your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function more like their natural teeth.