All-on-4 – Carrollton, TX
Replace an Entire Arch of Teeth
About 180 million Americans are suffering from tooth loss. Even one missing tooth can be problematic, but if an entire arch is missing, everyday tasks like eating and speaking suddenly become extremely difficult. Luckily, with the placement of just four dental implants in Carrollton, your dentists at On Point Dentistry can completely replace your smile with stable, secure and natural-looking dentures. Contact our office today to ask for a consultation and see if the All-on-4 procedure is right for you!
How Do All-on-4 Implants Work?
The dental implant posts are surgically placed in the jaw. Once there, they’ll gradually start to join with the bone. (This natural process is called osseointegration.) This is what give implant-retained prosthetics their stability; it also means that the jaw continues to receive stimulation from chewing, so the bone won’t break down like it normally would after teeth are lost.
When an entire arch is missing, there’s no need to get a dental implant to replace each individual tooth. All it takes is four posts in strategic locations placed at specific angles so that they take advantage of the areas of the jaw where the bone is densest.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-4 Implants?
If you need to replace most of your natural teeth, All-on-4 might be the best option for you. Because of how the implants are placed, even patients with low bone volume who can’t get bone grafts might still be candidates for the procedure.
We will need to evaluate your current dental health first. If you’re suffering from gum disease, it’ll need to be treated before implants can be placed successfully. Also, if you smoke, there’s a chance you could still get implants, but bear in mind that you’ll need to give up cigarettes before and after the surgery so that your mouth can heal properly.
What are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants?
- Permanent Placement: Dental implants can last for decades – even a lifetime – and taking care of them is as simple as practicing basic oral hygiene (regular brushing, flossing and dental appointments).
- Beautiful Smile: The implant posts will be hidden, and your dentures will be designed to look like your natural teeth.
- Easier to Eat: The enhanced chewing and bite power of dental implants will let you enjoy all of your favorite foods.
- Completely Comfortable: Because they’re supported by the implants, your dentures won’t put pressure on your gums.
All-on-4 VS Traditional Dental Implants
With traditional dental implant procedures, you may need as many as eight posts to support a single arch. Furthermore, if your jawbone has already started to break down thanks to your missing teeth, you might need to get bone grafts before you can undergo implant surgery. All-on-4 uses fewer posts and can often be performed without needing to make any alterations to the jaw.
Another advantage of the All-on-4 procedure is the fact that in many cases, you can get temporary dentures to wear while you’re waiting for your permanent ones. There’s no need to wait to enjoy new teeth!
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