DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unfortunately, wearing unsecured dentures can often be painful, inconvenient, and awkward. Dentures make chewing foods difficult, which will often hinder people from eating the foods they once enjoyed. Additionally, poorly fitting dentures can lead to sore spots or painful blisters on the gums that may lead to infection. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130320/FL78827 ) Missing teeth can also cause the jawbone to shrink through bone loss. This is because the bone is no longer stimulated when you chew food – something that happens routinely when you use your natural teeth. This bone loss causes physical changes to your face, and you begin to appear older than you really are. As the jaw line shrinks, it also causes dentures to lose their fit. They often slip, cause pain, or even become embarrassing, require the use of messy creams and adhesives to stay in place, and must be removed each night for cleaning. The most common complaints we hear from our patients at Spodak Dental Group are that they often feel restricted, less attractive, and less confident, which impacts their personal and professional lives. In short, their quality of life is definitely diminished. Attractive, healthy teeth are important for health and overall well-being, and dentures are clearly not the answer. The Best Solution Modern implant-based dentistry has provided a solution to the edentulous (toothless) patient that traditional dentures have never been able to deliver – immediate functionality with substantially increased quality of life. The "All-on-Four" Procedure Spodak Dental Group accomplishes this through the use of a prosthesis held solidly in place by four dental implants (the "All-on-Four" Procedure) which not only provides the comfort and security a patient is likely to be missing with removable dentures, but as importantly also preserves bone in the jaw.