If you are suffering from complete tooth loss in one or both arches, there is a good chance that you have tried dentures in the past. Although dentures are effective, they do come with certain disadvantages, like slipping. You have an alternative option to replace your teeth with All-on-4 dental implants in Selden. This type of tooth replacement offers the same amazing benefits of traditional implants, even for those who may not have been a candidate due to decreased bone density. As an implant specialist, Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino will permanently restore your smile in as little as one appointment.
What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants use a same methodology as traditional implants, with some minor exceptions. As with traditional implants, dental posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone. However, instead of replacing each tooth individually, only 4 posts are used. The posts are smaller than traditional implant posts, allowing them to be used on patients who have decreased bone density. You will not even need to undergo bone grafting beforehand. In addition, the posts are placed at a slight angle, allowing a full arch of replacement teeth to be attached.
What are the Benefits of All-on-4?
With All-on-4, you gain the same amazing benefits as those with traditional dental implants. You will have a lifelong solution to treat tooth loss that has over a 95% success rate. Since implant posts are used, you will preserve bone density, while also having a solution that closely mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth. In fact, when compared to traditional dentures, All-on-4 offers an increased biting force of over 70%. You will not need messy adhesives or need to worry about slipping as the implant posts keep the replacement teeth firmly in place.
How Can I Get All-on-4?
To begin the process, you will need a consultation with your implant dentist in Selden. Dr. Scotto-Lavino will evaluate your oral health and medical history to ensure you are a candidate. Using imaging technology, like a CT scan, he will then create a comprehensive treatment plan for the ideal placement of the implant posts.
Using a surgical procedure, the posts are inserted into the jawbone. Traditionally, you would need to wait several months for your jawbone to fuse to the posts, but not with All-on-4. In many cases, Dr. Scotto-Lavino will be able to place a temporary bridge immediately following the placement procedure. After you have completely healed, your permanent bridge will replace the temporary one.
In just one day, you will regain your confidence and quality of life with a new, complete smile. If you are ready for an affordable, flexible, and reliable option to replace your missing teeth, All-on-4 dental implants are the solution you need. In less time than traditional implants, you will restore your oral health and functions—even if you have bone loss.
Contact Dr. Scotto-Lavino’s office today to schedule your consultation to benefit from the security and comfort of All-on-4 dental implants.