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All-on-4 Dental Implants

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All-on-4 Dental Implants: Transform Your Smile in a Day

Tooth loss has several effects which impact your oral health, your overall health, and your quality of life. Simple tasks like eating and speaking become more difficult. Your smile deteriorates. Your confidence falls. Dental implants, which we offer at East Peak Dental, are the most popular option available for replacing missing teeth. If you have failing teeth and need a solution for a full arch of teeth, you may be a candidate for All-on-4® Treatment Concept.

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What Is All-On-4®?

Traditionally, dentures have only been removable and take a long time to fabricate from the dental lab. They will start to not fit well as time goes on because there are no teeth or implants to preserve the surrounding bone structure. If you have lost too much bone mass, your jaw may not be able to successfully support the denture anymore. The All-on-4® treatment uses only four implants to support your replacement teeth. The success of this treatment is not the number of implants, but rather their placement. Two implants are placed vertically at the front of the jaw, a location where there is naturally more bone mass. The other two implants are placed at the back of the jaw, each inserted at a higher angle so the teeth can span a longer distance. This angle maximizes contact between the implants and your existing jawbone, increasing the chances for successful osseointegration.

What Is A Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a modern alternative to traditional tooth replacement treatments. They can be used to replace any number of missing teeth from a single tooth to an entire arch. This treatment relies on small titanium posts. These posts are surgically implanted into your jawbone. The bone fuses to the dental implants, integrating them into the jaw in a process known as osseointegration. Successful osseointegration turns the implants into roots that are then used to securely anchor your replacement teeth in place.

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Why Do I Need All-On-4® Dental Implants?

Most patients who need full arch solutions have many problems with their teeth or they've had missing back teeth for a very long time. Missing teeth for a long time leads to less bone in these areas and leads to the need for significant bone grafting or sinus lifts. In many cases, there is a combination between unhealthy remaining teeth and the loss of many back teeth. Some patients have suffered through wearing conventional dentures for years and want an arch of teeth that are fixed in place and don't get removed. All-on-4® dental implants is a procedure reserved for, sometimes, as a last case scenario – all other options of trying to save teeth may not be possible or may not lend the ability of maintaining an entire arch of teeth.

What Are The Benefits Of All-On-4®?

  • Faster treatment: Compared to traditional procedures, All-on-4 offers a significantly faster timeline, providing new teeth in a day.
  • Improved speech and eating: Fixed teeth improve chewing ability and speech compared to removable dentures.
  • Enhanced confidence: A natural-looking smile can boost self-esteem and quality of life.
  • Durability: Implants are long-lasting and require less maintenance than traditional dentures.
  • Avoid traditional dentures: Traditional dentures dislodge easily, move around while eating and can create sore spots in the mouth very easily.

All-on-4 Dental Implants: Replacing Teeth in a Day

All-on-4 is a minimally invasive procedure that uses four strategically placed dental implants to support a full arch (upper or lower) of fixed, non-removable replacement teeth. This means you can have a brand new smile in a single day, without the need for multiple surgeries or extended healing periods.

How does it work?

Consultation and planning: An initial consultation determines if you're a good candidate. X-rays and a CT scan assess your jawbone health and suitability for implants.
Surgery: Our office works closely with surgical specialists who will remove any remaining teeth, place dental implants into your jawbone, typically two at the front and two at the back at an angled position to maximize bone contact and increase stability of your new teeth.
Temporary teeth: Temporary teeth are attached to the implants the same day as surgery while your body heals around the implants.
Permanent teeth: After healing (usually 3-6 months), your permanent teeth, typically a fixed denture or bridge, are attached to the implants.

Cost: All-on-4 can be more expensive than traditional dentures due to the use of implants and specialized techniques.
Suitability: Not everyone is a candidate. Factors like jawbone health, overall health, and oral hygiene play a role.
Procedure and healing: Surgery and healing involve some discomfort and require careful aftercare routines.

Ready to transform your smile with All-on-4 Dental Implants? Don't let tooth loss affect your quality of life any longer. East Peak Dental is here to help you regain your confidence with a permanent, natural-looking smile. Visit our contact page today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a brand new smile.