If you are considering having your missing teeth replaced with implant-retained dentures, then you may want to consider All-On-4 dentures. These combine the security of dental implants with the convenience and attractive appearance of fixed dentures. To help you decide, Mesquite dentist Dr. Philip would like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this procedure.
What are All-On-4 Dental Implants?
All-On-4 is a tooth replacement system that gives patients a complete new smile in as little time as a single appointment. As the name implies, four dental implants support a new set of non-removable dentures that are immediately functional and aesthetically pleasing.
What is the difference between All-on-4 and other Dental Implants?
Other dental implant techniques may necessitate placing six or more implants in your jaw in order to securely hold implant retained dentures. All-on-4, on the other hand, relies on four strategically positioned implants that are angled in order to take the best of advantage of your jaw’s bone density. This means that patients almost never need bone graft surgery in order to build up bone volume that may have been lost because of deteriorating bone health as a result of missing teeth.
Can you tell me about the procedure for All-On-4?
Dr. Philip, your dentist in Mesquite, will require an initial consultation at which he will examine the current condition of your mouth. He will look for signs of periodontal disease and jawbone deterioration, which can both have a deleterious effect on healing after surgery. He will also need to know your medical history, because there are health conditions such as diabetes that can also slow the healing process.
After this consultation, you’ll come back to see Dr. Philip for the implant surgery and the placement of your temporary dentures. When we’re certain that your implants are healing and there is absolutely no sign of infection, you will return to our office to have your customized permanent dentures attached to the implants.
How do I care for my All-on-4 implants?
Because your All-on-4 dental implants support a fixed denture, you will clean and care for them just as you do your natural teeth. Brush and floss daily and be sure to schedule regular checkups with Mesquite dentist Dr. Philip.
Call Your Mesquite Dentist Today
If you would like more information about All-on-4 implant retained dentures, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation, then contact the dental office of Dr. Philip in Mesquite, TX.