A reason to smile again: All-on-4 dental implants
Can four implants replace all of the teeth on an arch? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, that answer is yes.
Tooth loss is extremely common among adults, especially as we age. In fact, more than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people are opting for what is called an “all-on-four” procedure.
All-on four: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants
To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, we should start with what a dental implant is. An implant is a small titanium(or occasionally Zirconia) screw that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. Minor surgery is required to insert the implants.
Here’s where it gets really interesting: You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All you need is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the all-on-four. And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it prevents future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure—and better oral health. Possibly the most amazing aspect of the procedure is the fact that it can be done all in a day. No need to go with a denture or flipper, the day that the natural teeth are pulled the new teeth are put in place.
Yes, you can get a radiant, new smile in just one day
By combining the precise technology of the all-on-four procedure with our expertise, we can give most patients a new smile in one day.
Here’s why the all-inclusive approach works for people who are missing teeth or have issues that aren’t easily fixed:
- Your team of doctors, lab technicians and equipment are all in one patient-centered facility
- We’re able to place the all-on-four dental implants and the arches of your new teeth in your mouth while you are fully sedated
- You leave our center with a natural looking, fully functioning set of teeth—all in one day
After the procedure, your new smile will look and feel great, but it’s only temporary. Over the next several months the dental implants will go through the process of integrating with the bone. After the integration completes, which takes 4-6 months, we’ll begin the process of replacing your temporary teeth with a permanent set of teeth.
How do I know if the all-on-four is the right option for me?
At Dental Design Studio we offer free consultations for anyone interested in this procedure or any dental procedure for that matter. So if you want to learn more about dental implants and our all-inclusive treatment approach, simply schedule your free consultation. It’s the best way to find out how dental implants can change your life.