If you have been living with missing teeth, dental implants can be an excellent investment for your smile. Dental implants look and feel natural and help promote a healthy and strong jawbone. But if you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, you may not want to do so with individual implants. However, you may have found that dentures tend to shift or float in your mouth, making it difficult for you to eat or speak properly and even causing discomfort. To learn about our alternative, you should contact Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry at 818-347-1550 and make an appointment with Dr. Kathy Daroee to learn more about All-on-4® dental implants in Woodland Hills, California.
All-on-4 restorations are also known as implant-supported dentures. They are a stable, durable way to replace an entire dental arch. Essentially, they are dentures that are attached to dental implants.
First, our dentist will surgically place titanium posts, or implants, into your jaw. In most cases, four implants are enough, although there may be instances in which six implants are required. Once the implant sites have healed, the denture will then snap into place. The implants keep your dentures stable and many people have said their All-on-4 dentures and implants feel just like natural teeth. Often, new dentures are custom made to fit the implants, but you may want to ask your current dentures can be retrofitted to your implants.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 implants are a minimally invasive solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. This implant-supported dentures system replaces an entire arch of teeth using just four strategically placed implants. All-on-4 is considered one of the best solutions for full-arch treatment, as well as one of the fastest.
What are the advantages of All-on-4 implants?
Benefits of receiving All-on-4 implants include:
- Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants
- Immediate function
- No need for bone grafting
- Rapid improvement in quality of life
- Shorter overall treatment time
- A less invasive procedure
- A more cost-effective treatment
How long will my All-on-4 treatment take?
Treatment times vary depending on the case in question, but All-on-4 treatment should be completed within three days, which is considerably less time than conventional dental implants. In many cases, All-on-4 treatment can be completed in a single day, with the dentures being placed atop the implants almost immediately. Dr. Daroee will discuss your treatment timeline with you before starting your implant procedure.
All on 4 or Replacing all teeth in Woodland Hills
Many people struggle with loose partials or dentures. They are embarrassed to eat, smile, and talk because their teeth don’t stay in place, and they face premature aging by bone loss.
The All-on-4 treatment concept was developed to treat people who have lost all their teeth or who are at risk for total tooth loss. It provides an immediately loaded full-arch restoration such as an implant supported on only four or six implants.
All-0n-4 treatment utilizes digital design and evaluating each patient’s face, bone adequacy, and function to rejuvenate their face and smile with a full-arch restoration attached to the implants. Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4 restorations don’t move, and patients can eat and smile with confidence and enjoy a better diet and overall health.
All-on-4 Treatment at Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry
All-on-4 is a very specialized technique that requires extensive experience for managing this protocol. Dr. Daroee works closely with one of the best board-certified surgeons, who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery with 30 years of experience and has served as an educator and researcher of dental implant and trained another dentist for complex Implant surgery.
We are using premium dental implant material and a dental laboratory. All the processes of surgery and restoration are digital computer design prior to starting.
During the All-on 4 procedure at our Woodland Hills dental office, the board-certified surgeon will place four to six implants into the jaw with abutment posts by using a microscope and guided surgery. A full arch acrylic restoration, which serves as a provisional prosthesis, is attached to the post immediately after surgery, so patients are never without teeth.
Two to three months later, after the implants have healed and become stable in the bone, a permanent prosthesis will be fixed over the implants.