Removable dentures stop you from eating many of your favorite foods. At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Chris Martin, DDS, Judy Peng, DDS, and the team can fit you for All-on-4® dental implants instead. Four implants in your upper and lower arches are all you need to hold dentures in place, so you can chew your favorite foods and speak as clearly as you did with a full set of natural teeth. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically placed in your jaw to replace your tooth roots and hold your replacement teeth in place. All-on-4 implants use four strategically placed implants in your upper arches, lower arches, or both to provide a stable base for your dentures.
Your custom-made set of dentures connect to the implants — much like your teeth connect to their roots — so they don’t sit directly on top of your gums. When compared to removable dentures, All-on-4 dental implants look, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth.
Traditional dental implants require several weeks of healing after the initial implant surgery. Meanwhile, the team can place your All-on-4 implants on the same day.
Since the team places your All-on-4 implants on the same day as your surgery, you never have to leave the office without a full set of teeth.
A full mouth of traditional single implants can be costly, but All-on-4 implants require only four implants in the upper arch and four in the lower.
An alternative to removable dentures, All-on-4 implants allow you to eat your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile without feeling self-conscious. These secure implants look and feel so much like your natural teeth that you might not realize you have them over time.
Without a tooth root, the bone in your jaw will eventually deteriorate, which often causes patients to lose their natural facial structure and makes it difficult for dentures to sit on top of your gums properly. All-on-4 implants replace your tooth roots to prevent bone resorption and preserve the natural structure of your face.
When placing traditional dental implants, you need an adequate amount of bone throughout your jaw to hold the implants. Fortunately, because the team strategically places All-on-4 implants in areas of the jawbone that already have a healthy amount of bone, you likely won’t need a bone graft.
Once the practice designs your implant placement plan using a combination of digital X-rays and CT scans, you’re ready to come in for your surgical appointment. During this visit, the team administers anesthesia so you’re as comfortable as possible.
Next, your provider surgically inserts the implants into the jaw — typically two in the front and two in the back. While your mouth heals, you’ll wear temporary dentures, so you’re never without teeth.
After about four to six months, you can return to Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon for impressions of your mouth to create your permanent dentures.
If you think All-on-4 implants are right for you, call Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon or schedule an appointment online today.