04 Nov Replace Missing Teeth with All-on-4®
Tooth loss is more common as people get older. More than 35 million Americans currently suffer from missing upper or lower teeth. A dental implant is the best method for replacing a missing or decayed tooth. A titanium implant replaces the root of the tooth. When joined with a ceramic crown, the new tooth let’s you chew and smile with confidence. But when several teeth are missing in one arch, individual implants for each tooth become cost prohibitive.
Thankfully, All-on-4® implants are designed to replace an entire arch at the same time, not just a few teeth with a bridge, or one with a single implant. All-on-4® effectively provides the permanence and durability of dental implants and merges them with a denture. The benefits include:
- Full replacement of missing teeth with only one surgery
- Specifically designed for patients with less jawbone
- The denture is securely fastened to your jaw and does not shift or loosen
- All-on-4® implants cost less than replacing several teeth with individual implants
- Less healing and recuperation time
Our Yuba City dentists are firm believers in the value of All-on-4® for full mouth restorations or single arch replacements. This is the technology for the patient that wants the advantages of dental implants with the lower cost of dentures.
The All-on-4® Procedure
The first step is to determine your goals for a full-mouth reconstruction. Your Yuba City dentist examines the status of your teeth, gums and jaw, and develops a plan for replacing your teeth. Afterward, your dentist identifies the precise location for each dental implant, based on how much jawbone you have and where it’s the strongest. We also design the crowns to match your appearance and cosmetic goals. The Yuba City Dentistry Group wants you to have a set of implants that looks so great you can’t stop showing it off to others!
After the planning stage, it’s time for the implantation. Using options like sedation and sleep dentistry, your Yuba City dentist can install your dental implants during a pain-free procedure. Four implants are strategically placed in your jawline. Since they’re made of titanium, the implants are biocompatible, eventually fusing with the bone in your jaw and functioning as a part of it. Your dentist installs a set of temporary “healing dentures” over the implants, protecting your new implants as you recuperate over the next few months.
Once the dental implants are successfully fused to your bone, your dentist installs the permanent crowns, and your All-on-4 procedure is complete. The friendly staff at the Yuba City Dentistry Group goes over any follow-up information including care and maintenance, and you leave with a fully functional set of teeth.
Complete Your Smile with All-on-4®
All-on-4® dental implants are a permanent dental solution for the loss of multiple teeth, especially in individuals with poor jawbone strength. To find out more about All-on-4® dental implants, dentures, or any other dental procedure, contact the Yuba City Dentistry Group. Give our office a call or schedule a consultation using our online form.