If you’ve been wearing dentures for a long time, you may be concerned that you’ve lost too much bone mass in your jaws to be a candidate for implant-retained dentures. Or, if you’ll be getting dentures soon, you might worry about going without teeth while you heal from your extractions. With All-On-4 dental implants in Denton, even patients who couldn’t have traditional implants can get a new set of teeth that allows them to eat, speak, smile, and laugh with confidence, and it can usually be done on the same day you have your teeth extracted. If you’d like to know how All-On-4 can benefit you, contact us today!
Just as the name implies, All-On-4 uses just 4 implants on the upper or lower arch to support all the teeth in that arch. Traditional implants need a fair amount of bone mass in the jaws for support. But since the jawbone begins to continually shrink when the teeth are removed, some people aren’t good candidates or need a time-consuming bone graft first.
With All-On-4, we address this issue by taking advantage of the naturally denser bone at the front of the jaws. We also strategically angle 2 of the implants to increase their contact area with the bone, while placing the other 2 vertically. After placing the implants, we can usually provide our patients with a full denture on the same day.
All-On-4 implant dentures are a great choice for many people who currently wear traditional dentures or will need dentures in the near future. But since each patient faces unique circumstances, the best way to determine whether you’re a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with our team at Denton Dental Center. Before making a recommendation, we’ll evaluate your general health, dental history, and goals before taking a detailed CT scan of your jaws and oral structures to evaluate your bone levels.
As a dentist in Denton, our patients love all of the following benefits of All-On-4:
Typically, 6-8 traditional implants would be needed per arch, as opposed to the 4 that are used for All-On-4. Another important distinction is the unique way the 4 implants are placed in the jaw, which means that most patients can avoid a bone grafting procedure beforehand. This greatly lowers the total treatment time and cost and also reduces the recovery time as well.