Bone Support versus Tissue SupportWhen this patient was wearing removable dentures, her upper lip was flat and the corners of her mouth were wrinkled.
With All-on-4 implant bridges her teeth are now bone supported instead of tissue supported. As a result, the teeth can be positioned to give her the same lip support she enjoyed with her natural teeth--fully contoured lips with sharply defined edges. The sunken in "denture look" no longer exists.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309