If you are looking for a total reconstruction of your smile, perhaps the All-on-4 technique is the right option for you. It enables the patients to receive a permanent dental appliance that is anchored to dental implants. The All-on- 4 dental implants are suitable even for patients who do not have enough jawbone mass. They use multiple implants fixed in planned locations in the jawbone to provide support to dental restoration.
What Is All-On-4 Dental Implant?
The all-on-4 implant procedure is designed to support a complete denture on as few as four dental implants. This treatment is perfect for patients missing an entire row of teeth. The all-on-4 technique makes use of only four strategically placed implant posts. Two are placed vertically in the arch center out of four implants, with two angled implants in the back. Due to this strategic placement, patients who suffer from jawbone degeneration can also qualify for dental implants without having to undergo bone grafting or sinus lift surgery. In most cases, you can receive your customized denture the same day as the placement of your dental implants, providing immediate restoration.
Who Are Eligible For All on 4 Dental Implants?
Our dentists will perform a complete analysis of your teeth and gums during an examination to decide if you are fit for this treatment. A patient should have the following qualities to undergo the All- on- 4 procedures.
- It would help if you had excellent overall oral health with a healthy immune system.
- You should have an entire arch or most of the teeth missing in the upper or lower jaw.
- Your gums should be healthy and have sufficient jawbone strength.
- It would be best if you did not smoke or use other tobacco products.
What Is All On 4 Procedures?
People who have been wearing conventional dentures for years are ideal contenders for this procedure as it offers them a more permanent solution. The All on 4 treatments will be particularly attractive to patients who hate to visit dental offices. Though the procedure can be accomplished in a single day, it still needs prior planning. If necessary, the decayed, worn out, or damaged teeth can be extracted on the same day as the placement of the implants and the artificial teeth.
On the day of the implant procedure, we will numb your gums with local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Minor incisions are made in the gums to create space for the implants, and the titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone. At our dental office, we use advanced technology to help guide the accurate placement of the implants. The area of incisions is sutured after the implants are placed, and the dental restoration such as crowns or bridges is secured over them.
All on Four technique procedure provides a great way to restore your smile. If interested, contact our office, Silver Firs Dental, today at (425) 225-5757 to set up an appointment.