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.