All-on-4 – Lakewood

Replace a Whole Arch of Missing Teeth

Have you suffered from extensive tooth loss? Replacing each and every one of your teeth may seem like a grueling process, but there is a solution! With all-on-4 dental implants, you don’t need to replace all of your teeth individually. Instead, a full denture can be supported with four strategically placed dental implants. You can also avoid much of the waiting and healing that is necessary with an implant denture. Sometimes, patients can even get their new smile on the exact same day as their procedure. To find out if all-on-4 is right for you, give us a call to schedule your consultation.

Why Choose Carole Emanuel, DDS for All-on-4?

  • Dentist a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Flexible Financing Options
  • Saturday Appointments Available

How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?

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Dental implants have all sorts of amazing benefits that you can’t get from dental bridges and traditional dentures. This is because dental implants replace the roots of the missing teeth, allowing for additional stability and the prevention of bone loss. One of the things that makes all-on-4 dental implants different from an implant denture is that it only requires four strategically placed dental implants to provide maximum support. This is because the implants are placed at precise angles in the thickest areas of the jawbone. This minimizes the need for bone grafting. After the dental implants are placed in the jaw, abutments are attached and used to secure your denture into place.

Am I a Candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?

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Most people who have lost all of their teeth on one or both arches are good candidates for all-on-4 dental implants. If you have extensive bone loss due to your missing teeth, you might still be eligible because of the strategic angle placement used for this procedure. Patients who would normally need bone grafting might not need it for all-on-4. Just remember that with any type of tooth replacement, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a must. You should also stay away from unhealthy habits, like smoking and using other tobacco products. These things can limit the success of your implants, increasing their risk of failure.

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

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You can experience a variety of exciting benefits with all-on-4 dental implants. Here are some of the notable advantages:

  • Fixed in Place: All-on-4 dental implants are fixed to the jawbone, so your replacement teeth can be brushed just like natural teeth. You don’t need to take out your dentures to clean your smile.
  • Comfortable: All-on-4 dental implants feel much more natural than traditional dentures. Once you adjust to them, they shouldn’t feel much different than natural teeth.
  • Bite Force: All-on-4 dental implants restore more chewing power than traditional dentures. This allows patients to enjoy a full, nutritious diet without restrictions.
  • Preserves Jawbone: Unlike traditional dentures, all-on-4 dental implants help to prevent the jawbone from being reabsorbed by the body. This will help you maintain a more youthful appearance.

All-on-4 vs. Traditional Dental Implants

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All-on-4 dental implants have many things in common with traditional implants dentures. Here are some of the key differences between them:

  • Number of Implants: Implant dentures require up to 8 dental implants to support them, making them higher in cost.
  • Bone Grafting: All-on-4 dental implants are less likely to require bone grafting than traditional dental implants.
  • Quicker Process: It can take several months to get implant dentures. All-on-4 dental implants can often be placed on the same day!