Missing All Teeth – Phoenix, AZ
All-On-4 Dental Implants Restore Smiles and Confidence
For years, implant-retained dentures have helped people missing all of their teeth to once again enjoy the gifts of smiling, chewing and talking with comfort and confidence. But for many of these patients, reduced bone density necessitates bone graft surgery before dental implants can be embedded. Today, the dentists at Devoted Family Dental offer All-On-4 dental implants, which eliminate the need for bone grafts and will actually rebuild bone density over time. For patients missing all teeth in Phoenix, All-On-4 restores smiles and quality of life.
How Do All-On-4 Implants Work?
The name All-On-4 says it all; four implanted posts support a full denture. Your jawbone is naturally denser toward the front of your mouth, so the implants are placed there for greater stability. The posts are also angled so that they are able to support a whole row of replacement teeth.
Placing All-On-4 dental implants is similar to the procedure needed with traditional implants. The four implants are surgically embedded in the jaw, and a lightweight temporary denture is positioned over the implants to protect delicate gum tissue while you heal. Over the next several months, the implants integrate with the surrounding bone tissue. Then, new impressions are taken so the permanent set of All-On-4 in Phoenix fit perfectly over your gums.
Am I a Candidate for All-On-4 Implants?
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, or if you are currently wearing traditional dentures, then you might qualify to wear All-On-4. As long as you enjoy general good health, then your age is not a factor for determining whether or not dental implants are right for you.
What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants:
- Are permanent teeth that only require normal brushing and flossing in order to stay clean
- Do not need to be removed
- Do not require adhesives
- Do not press down on your gums, so they are more comfortable
- Allow you to enjoy the taste and temperature of foods and beverages
- Allow you to bite with greater force
- Prevent bone deterioration
- Maintain your full facial features
All-On-4 vs. Traditional Dental Implants
As the name suggests, All-On-4 uses only four implants to support a top or bottom denture. Traditional implants require six to eight posts. In addition, All-On-4 implants are positioned at an angle in order to take advantage of the most bone for support and security. And most patients do not need bone graft surgery, which is often required with standard dental implants. In this way, All-On-4 dental implants just might save you both time and money.