All-On-4 – Holbrook, MA | Scituate, MA
Restoring Smiles in Less Time
For individuals with a full mouth of missing teeth and who’ve been told they’re ineligible for implant-retained dentures, the reason might be that the jawbone is too weak to serve as a solid foundation for implants. This type of news can be hard to take, but fortunately, at Pearl Dental Associates, our team can restore smiles with All-On-4 dental implants. This unique alternative to traditional implants uses strategically placed implants in areas that do not require bone grafting or sinus lift procedures. In one day, you can have your implants placed and be fitted with a temporary restoration, giving you a complete smile the same day you arrive. To find out if you qualify, call us today to schedule an appointment!
How Do All-On-4 Implants Work?
When pursuing treatment with All-On-4 dental implants, our team will use 4 titanium implant posts that mimic your natural tooth root and surgically place them in your jawbone. Based on your X-rays, we will evaluate which areas will receive implants and carefully position them at 45-degree angles. This prevents an implant from being placed in an area that would need a bone graft or sinus lift to effectively stabilize the implant and restoration.
Once they are positioned and your implant dentist is satisfied with their stability, we will secure a temporary denture into place, giving you “teeth in a day.” You will need to return to our office once the dental lab technicians have finished your permanent restoration. At that time, we will remove the temporary and replace it with your new and improved smile.
For the next several months, you can expect your implants to fuse to the bone and surrounding tissue in a process known as osseointegration. This must be successful in order for your new smile to last decades or more.
Am I a Candidate for All-On-4 Implants?
There are only a few factors that could keep you from receiving treatment with All-On-4. These include:
- Poor oral hygiene has resulted in gum disease. Because the infection can spread and do significant damage to your oral and overall health, this will require that you have dental work completed to take care of the issue prior to receiving All-On-4.
- Lifestyle habits such as smoking or tobacco use. These habits will weaken your immune system, making it harder for you to heal.
- Health conditions like diabetes, as this also weakens your immune system and makes it more difficult for you to heal as well as fight off an infection should one occur.
What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Implants?
Apart from not having to undergo additional procedures (i.e. bone graft or sinus lift), there are many benefits associated with All-On-4, such as:
- Improved oral health – All-On-4 makes it possible to have a fully restored smile from the root up. Regular dentures do not stimulate the jawbone, as they simply sit on top of the gum line. With implants, they act like the tooth’s root, giving your bone what it needs to stay strong and durable.
- Longevity – No one wants to spend money on something that isn’t going to last. With All-On-4, you don’t have to worry about the longevity of your investment because they’re designed to last decades if not a lifetime.
- Increased confidence – Embarrassed by your missing teeth? You can smile freely and have increased confidence with All-On-4. When you have a smile you’re happy with, you’ll be more likely to show it off and feel comfortable doing so.
All-On-4 vs. Traditional Dental Implants
Dental implants of all kinds are considered a superior solution to traditional dentures, bridges and crowns, and partials. However, when it comes to comparing All-On-4 against traditional dental implants, there are some differences that a prospective patient should not overlook, including:
- All-On-4 have you seeing a complete smile in just one day. Traditional dental implants require that you wait several months before having your permanent restoration secured into place.
- All-On-4 is more affordable and requires fewer implant posts than regular implant-retained dentures, which often require between 4 and 6 posts.
- Patients who want implant-retained dentures but have a weakened jawbone will need a bone graft or sinus lift. All-On-4 implants do not require additional bone supporting procedures prior to placement.