All-on-4® Treatment Concept
The implementation of dental implants has changed a lot about restorative work, including how we wear dentures. Implants can do more than replace a single tooth, they can be used to anchor and restore multiple or even all of your missing teeth. If the only thing you know about dentures is what people have worn in the past, you need to talk to us here at Placentia Oral Surgery. With the techniques we use today you can have full dentures with minimal impact to your life. We have the tools and technology to help you socially engage and eat your regular diet without the fear of dentures slipping. We would like to see if All-on-4® Treatment Concept could be the solution that you are looking for.
What is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept uses your denture, even if you’ve already worn it for years, and combines it with 4-6 dental implants to anchor it in place for permanent retention. We can provide you with a complete smile, including a full set of strong, functional teeth. This tooth restoration can greatly impact your self esteem, and the range of foods you can eat.
Dental implants have changed dentistry. They have actually been around as a medical device for decades, and have been attempted historically for even longer. What we know today is that the science works with incredible results. Dental implants now have a track record with very high rates of success, in fact the highest rates of long term success over any other dental restoration.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept uses between 4 and 6 implants that are surgically placed through your denture and sunk at an angle deep into your jawbone. The implants are made out of titanium metal. Titanium is used for surgical repairs regularly in the skeletal frame because it is uniquely strong, lightweight and biocompatible. Each implant is threaded to increase the surface area that comes into contact with the bone. As the bone heals and grows, it will grow around this threaded portion fusing the two firmly together. The end result is a denture that is permanently in place, it will not shift, rock or come loose. Your denture will feel and function much more like your natural teeth.
Candidates for Treatment
Most of our patients are candidates for implant surgery, it is often not a matter of your health, but your ability to heal properly that we look for. Implant insertion is a minimally invasive procedure, but it does require the ability to heal. Some patients, such as those with uncontrolled diabetes, taking certain medications, undergoing cancer treatment, and patients who smoke may need to consult with their physician prior to treatment. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept, often does not require a bone graft before treatment, this is because of the length and angle of the implants being placed. Removing the need for a bone graft will overall save much time for this restoration in the long run.
You don’t have to have multiple tooth implants, or endure loose fitting dentures. With the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, you can have strong, permanent teeth. You will not be able to remove them. As with your natural teeth, you will need to practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily, and if you smoke, you should stop. If you are ready to once again use your smile, we here at Placentia Oral Surgery would like to help. Call (657) 216-1617 to schedule a consultation.