All-On-4 Implants, Bridges & Dentures
ALL-ON-4 FULL MOUTH IMPLANT DENTURES
All-on-4 is a restorative dental procedures specifically meant to replace the entire upper or lower arch efficiently. Since this particular procedure maximizes the use of places in the jaw where bone density is naturally higher, even patients that have suffered bone loss after losing their teeth might be viable candidates for All-on-4 without the need for a graft.
What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Implants?
> No Waiting for New Teeth: Most of the time, temporary dentures can be placed on the same day as the implant surgery. That means enjoying a new and improved smile right away!
> Improved Appearance: Implant-retained dentures look and feel natural, and the stimulation that your jaw receives will stop it from breaking down so that it can continue supporting the rest of your face.
> Long-Lasting: Dental implants have been known to last the rest of your life, and they don’t require much in the way of special maintenance to do so.
> Enhanced Confidence: The strength and stability of your new teeth will help you enjoy your favorite foods again without worrying about your teeth slipping, and you won’t have to worry about them moving around whenever you laugh or smile.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Restore, replace, and revitalize your smile with a dental crown or dental bridge. A porcelain dental crown or bridge is a beautiful color-matched, durable, and complete restoration designed to keep your tooth alive by protecting its roots. By anchoring itself to adjacent teeth, a bridge can repair serious cracks, reestablish a solid chewing surface and defend surrounding teeth against future decay.
Crowns and bridges are sculpted precisely for ideal fit and maximum visual appeal.
What Are Dentures?
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.
There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A conventional type of denture is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Temporary dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
What Does Getting Dentures Involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.