All-on-4 dental implants treatment is an advanced solution for replacing multiple teeth in your mouth. Earlier, patients had to undergo numerous procedures, wearing uncomfortable temporary dentures, while they waited for their tooth replacements. All-on-4 treatments make it possible for you to have new teeth in a single day.
At our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S. in Palo Alto, CA, we can perform this time-saving procedure and replace your missing teeth with these durable alternatives that look, function, and feel similar to your natural teeth. Once done, you will be free to eat, chew, and speak like before.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Traditional dental implants are titanium posts that replace the tooth roots of a missing tooth. Once the implant has firmly bonded to your jawbone, a highly realistic prosthetic tooth is secured to the implant.
All-on-4 implants use the same concept, but they are more strategically placed and fitted so that you only need four implants at the top of your mouth and four in the bottom to replace your entire tooth arch. They are more cost-effective and less time-consuming than conventional implants, and you need not have to spend much time at the dental office.
What Are Some Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants?
There are several benefits of All-on-4 dental implants, including the following:
- Fully-functioning, new teeth in only one visit
- Improvement your appearance with natural-looking teeth
- Ability to eat foods without restrictions
- A long-lasting, permanent smile
- Reduced health issues associated with failing teeth
- Ease of caring for them
Who Is Suitable for All-on-4 Treatment?
All-on-4 treatment is more suitable for patients who have slight bone loss. This treatment is an excellent choice for patients with advanced periodontal disease that affects the jaw bone. You must also not have an autoimmune disease or illness that would prevent your body from healing appropriately. This implant option is helpful for patients who are wary of adhesives and gels that don't always hold their dentures in place.
What Is the Procedure for All-on-4?
Before going ahead with the procedure, Dr. Emam will take X-rays and images to check for signs of bone loss. Once you are found fit for the procedure, four implants are placed on the top jaw and four on the bottom. Sutures are used to close incisions to promote faster healing. Finally, your new prosthetic teeth are placed and connected to your implants so they fit securely in your mouth. All of this is accomplished on the same day by using the latest technology.
If you're interested in All-on-4 dental implants, call Roshan Emam D.D.S. in Palo Alto, CA at (650) 321-0340 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Emam.