Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth. Does that mean, then, that you need an implant for every single missing tooth? Not necessarily. Thanks to the All-on-4 in Mesquite, you can enjoy full-arch tooth replacement with as few as four dental implants. This special treatment even allows you to get an implant denture on the same day as your initial implant surgery! Here at Texas Dentistry, we partner with local specialists to help our patients take advantage of it. Read on below to learn more about All-on-4, and give us a call when you are ready to schedule your consultation.
During the All-on-4 surgery, two dental implants are placed at the front of the jaw, and two are placed toward the back of the jaw at an angle. This precise, strategic placement utilizes areas of the jawbone that are naturally strong and thick. Not only does this allow for maximum bone-to-implant contact, but it also creates an incredibly sturdy base for the denture that the implants will support, eventually resulting in a strong and confident smile. Right after your surgery, you’ll get a provisional (temporary) set of teeth. Later, after a healing period, we will design and place your permanent All-on-4 denture.
Candidates for All-on-4 dental implants in Mesquite are patients who have lost all or most of their teeth throughout one of their dental arches. You need adequate bone density in your jaw to support the implants. However, because of the special techniques used in the treatment, you may qualify for All-on-4 even if your jawbone has suffered some deterioration. You may not even need a bone graft! Other traits of a good All-on-4 candidate include freedom from active gum disease, good oral hygiene habits, and fair overall health (you should be well enough to recover from minor surgery).
The top benefits of All-on-4 treatment include:
Generally speaking, the All-on-4 process is faster and often less costly than traditional implant dentures. It is also less invasive because it typically requires just one surgery as opposed to two or more. It is considered a great option for patients with limited bone density who wish to avoid a bone graft. With all of that being said, there are some instances in which regular implant dentures are preferrable. For example, using more implants can provide the greatest strength possible to your new teeth. During your consultation, we will help you compare all of your treatment options and settle on the one that best fits your circumstances.