For many years, implant dentures have helped people missing all their teeth to enjoy the pleasures of smiling, chewing, and talking once again with confidence. But for many of these patients, reduced bone density necessitates bone grafting surgery before dental implants are considered. Now, Dr. Madhav offers All-On-4 in Plano, which eliminates the need for bone grafts and will actually rebuild bone density over time. If you are interested in learning if you are a qualified candidate for this type of treatment, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
All-On-4 dental implants work just the way you’d imagine—four implanted posts support a full denture. Your jawbone is naturally denser toward the front of your mouth, so the implants are placed there for greater stability. The posts are also angled so they’re able to support an entire arch of replacement teeth.
Placing All-On-4 isn’t very different from the procedure needed with traditional dental implants in Plano. The four implants (some patients do require six) are surgically embedded in the jaw, and a lightweight temporary denture is positioned over the implants to protect delicate gum tissue during healing. Over the next few months, the implants fuse with the surrounding alveolar bone. Then, patients come to see us and have the final restoration attached to the implants.
There is a good chance you will be eligible for All-On-4 when meeting with your implant dentist in Plano. Most adults suffering from tooth loss have the ability to receive these unique prosthetics, but it is necessary that you have good overall health to undergo this minor oral procedure. You should also have no signs of periodontal disease, as your gums need to be healthy before moving forward with any type of restorative treatment.
For whatever reason, if your smile cannot be restored with traditional dental implants, then All-On-4—as well as Teeth in an Hour and mini-implants—may be a good option. Even patients that have sufficient bone density may select All-On-4 because of the many benefits including:
While it might seem as if there is not much difference between All-On-4 and traditional dental implants, the reality is that there are some stark variations that make All-On-4 an appealing option for many patients. Some of these include: