Advances in dental implant technology now allow patients to enjoy the benefits of implant-supported dentures through the placement of only four dental implants. If you have suffered extensive tooth loss, this restorative treatment can allow you to enjoy restored chewing function and better overall health. Patients who are struggling to function with their traditional removable dentures may also be good candidates for the advanced All-on-4 prosthetic.
How do All-On-4 Dental Implants work?
For many patients, dental implants replace individual teeth. If you are worried about having to undergo several implant placements in order to restore your smile, one of our doctors can determine if you are a good candidate for same-day dentures. All-on-4 dentures allow one of our doctors to place your implants at special angles that maximize stability while minimizing the number of implant posts that are needed to provide full-arch restoration.
Benefits of All-on-4 Implants
There are many benefits to this unique approach to implant placement. Patients who undergo this straightforward procedure at our San Clemente dental practice can benefit from:
Many individuals find that removable prosthetics are prone to slipping and falling out of place, especially when eating tough or chewy foods. Implant-retained restorations, like the All-on-4 technique, offer superior stability because the prosthetic is anchored directly to the jawbone. Many of our patients report that All-on-4 implants feel and function like natural teeth.
Shorter Recovery Time
If you are putting off dental implant placement because you are concerned about the cost of having an extensive number of implants placed, one of our doctors can determine if you are a candidate for All-on-4 implants. Placing only four implants is much more economical and you will enjoy a shorter surgery and faster recovery. Our office offers IV sedation for your comfort during the procedure.
A Long-Term Solution to Tooth Loss
Removable dentures have to be regularly adjusted and completely replaced after several years. If you are looking for a permanent solution to tooth loss, All-on-4 implants are designed to last a lifetime, with proper care and commitment from the patient, of course.
Candidacy for Dental Implants
Tooth loss and other factors can lead to jawbone atrophy. If you have been told that you are not a candidate for dental implants due to a lack of sufficient jawbone density, one of our doctors can tell you if you are a good candidate for All-on-4 implants. The advanced restorative option allows our doctors to strategically place implant posts to maximize the use of available jawbone tissue.
Immediate Restoration of Missing Teeth
On the very day that your four implants are placed, a beautiful set of full-arch teeth will be anchored to those implants. Other implant procedures require a three- to six-month healing process before you can be fitted with your final prosthetic. This is one reason why All-on-4 dentures are sometimes referred to as same-day dentures.
All-on-4 implants also promote jawbone health while preventing jaw tissue degeneration. As with any surgery, patients should be in good health and free of symptoms of gum disease. Although our doctors have more flexibility in choosing where to place the implants, patients will still need to have sufficient jawbone density to safely receive four dental implants. If you are found not to be a good candidate, you may require bone graft surgery to restore candidacy for this life-changing procedure. Once your implants are placed, patients should maintain good oral hygiene habits and regular visits to our office to ensure that the bone and tissue that supports their implants remain healthy.
Schedule Your All-On-4 Dental Implant Consultation Today
All-on-4 implants offer many life-changing benefits. If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for All-on-4 implants, contact us online or call (949) 388-0780 today to set up your consultation. We look forward to restoring your smile.
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San Clemente, CA 92673