If the thought of dentures is unappealing to you, but you need to restore your teeth, All-on-4® full-mouth dental implants may be an ideal solution. Also known as “teeth in a day,” the skilled dental team at Horizon Family Dental Care offers the convenience of the All-on-4 dental treatment. This system allows you to get a full set of teeth with immediate function. Find out if All-on-4 is right for you by calling the Baltimore, Clinton, or Hanover, Maryland, office location or book an appointment online today.
All-on-4 dental implants are an innovative dental solution to replacing missing teeth. An alternative to traditional dentures, All-on-4 implants can replace an entire set of upper or lower teeth — or both — using only four titanium posts for each. Instead of dentures that require adhesives and don’t always fit properly, the All-on-4 system allows you to have a full set of upper or lower teeth that are securely affixed to the implants that are part of your jawbone.
Unlike individual implants which use one titanium screw per tooth, the All-on-4 system allows your dentist to place just four screws into your upper or lower jaw. This is enough to anchor a full set of teeth. There’s no bone grafting required, and you have a new set of teeth in less time than you may have thought possible.
What are the Advantages of All-on-4 Implants?
Perhaps the biggest advantage of All-on-4 implants is that you can have a new set of teeth in just one day, but there are other advantages, too. They:
- Help retain the natural shape of your face
- Allow you to eat and talk naturally
- Are a cost-effective solution to replacing a complete set of upper or lower teeth
- Restore your smile and your self-confidence
- Improve your facial aesthetics
- Natural-looking teeth and gums
- Prevent future cavities since artificial teeth aren’t subject to tooth decay
- Fully functioning teeth that fit securely in your mouth
- No bone grafting
- Shorter overall treatment and recovery time
Traditional dentures can take 3-8 months for your mouth to fully heal, but with the All-on-4 treatment system, you should have a quicker, easier recovery.
Horizon Family Dental Care offers the TeethXpress® implant-supported denture system which uses four, five, or six strategically placed implants to secure your dentures in as little as one appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate for the All-on-4 Dental System?
As with traditional dental implants, it’s important to be in good overall health before you begin any type of dental restoration procedures. Also, you’ll want to make sure any chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, are under control. This helps minimize your risk of infection from the surgical placement of the four titanium posts into your jawbone.
You’re also a good candidate if you’re a nonsmoker since smoking interferes with your body’s ability to heal after surgery. Even if your teeth are decayed, but your jaw and gum tissue are healthy, the All-on-4 dental system may be suitable for you.
To learn more about replacing missing teeth with All-on-4 implants, call the office location that’s most convenient for you, or book online, today.