All-on-4 – Plano, TX
A Faster Way to Get New Teeth
If you wear dentures, you might be thinking of getting dental implants to give yourself a stronger, more stable smile. Unfortunately, in many cases wearing dentures means that the bone density in your jaw has diminished, meaning you might not be able to get implants until you’ve undergone a lengthy bone grafting procedure. Luckily, the All-on-4 approach can make bone grafts unnecessary, and in many cases, you’ll be able to enjoy new teeth sooner than you would have normally. Make an appointment with Dr. Shannon Stokes today to see if dental implants are right for you.
How Do All-on-4 Implants Work?
This procedure can replace an entire arch of teeth in your upper or lower jaw with dentures that are supported by just four dental implant posts. The posts are placed in specific positions and angles so that they use the front portion of your mouth where the jawbone is denser. The surgery itself is similar to the procedure for traditional dental implants; however, instead of waiting for months for your mouth to heal before prosthetic teeth can be placed, you can often receive a lightweight temporary denture to wear until your jawbone and gums are ready for permanent ones.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 is an option for replacing an entire row of teeth. To be a good candidate for the procedure, your mouth needs to be free of gum disease. (Oral infections are one of the biggest reasons why dental implants can fail.) You also need to be in good health overall to ensure proper recovery. Before starting the dental implant process, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stokes so that he can perform a thorough examination and help you develop a plan based on your situation.
What are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants?
Placing your dentures on dental implants can help reduce, prevent or even reverse bone loss in your jaw; this is because the implants replace the root structure of lost teeth that’s needed to stimulate the jawbone. You’ll find that All-on-4 implants are easier to take care of than traditional dentures since they can be brushed and flossed like your natural teeth. And since dental implants last for decades, you can look forward to a lifetime of smiles.
All-on-4 VS Traditional Dental Implants
There are a few benefits of using the All-on-4 procedure instead of a traditional approach:
- You can completely avoid the need for a complicated bone grafting procedure.
- Fewer implant posts and fewer appointments means you’ll pay less for your treatment.
- Your mouth will heal faster since there aren’t as many surgical placement sites.
- Temporary dentures are often an option.