Implant-supported Hybrid Prosthesis (All-on-4®)
Considering dentures to replace missing teeth?
The All-on-4® technique might be right for you! This technique uses four, strategically placed dental implants that allow a full-arch denture to be securely and permanently placed over them. You’ll be able to speak clearly and taste your favorite foods! They won’t slip or lift when you’re speaking, and they won’t get misplaced.
All-on-4® is a cost-efficient, minimally invasive method to restore the function of your mouth and give you back the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile. The best part? You will leave the office with a temporarily fixed, full-arch denture the day of treatment!
Because the procedure uses computer-guided technology, the dentist can see where the highest levels of bone are without the need for bone grafting, which adds expense and recovery time to the implant procedure. By skipping this invasive treatment, you will heal faster and with less complication.
Not only does the All-on-4® technique restore the beauty of your smile, it helps prevent further bone loss. The implants act as a scaffold that supports the existing bone giving it something to hold on to. This simple act can help prevent headaches and clicking and aching in your TMJ, or jaw joint.
Using computer-guided surgery, a trained dentist determines the four best locations for implants and inserts them into the bone. An implant is a small titanium screw that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth.
A temporary denture is usually inserted so you can smile while the natural bone heals and grows around your implants, just like it would around a natural tooth.
This process usually takes a few months, and then you will be fitted for a full-arch denture that is permanently secured to the implants.
Once your new denture is inserted, you will be able to eat and drink your favorite foods and speak as clearly as you would with natural teeth. Maintaining your smile is as simple as brushing twice a day and keeping a regular professional maintenance schedule with your favorite dental team.
This is crucial because at each visit, they will inspect all the pieces of your All-on-4® implant system and regularly evaluate your bone levels to make sure you smile is in tip-top shape.
Contact our office today for more information!