Is “All-on-4” The Way to Go?

Atlanta GA Implant DentistWhen it comes to replacing missing teeth, you’ve got options. Restorative dentistry includes dental implants, crowns, bridges, partials and dentures. It is important to determine your specific goals for teeth replacement and consider your unique clinical needs. If you need to replace a full arch of teeth, and want maximum stability in your new smile, an overdenture may be the way to go. Overdentures, also called implant-retained dentures, use dental implants to secure a custom upper or lower denture. There are no messy adhesive creams to deal with, and you’ll be able to chew, speak and laugh with the confidence you once had with natural teeth.

All-on-4 Addresses the Drawbacks of Overdentures

If you are considering implant-retained dentures, you may be dreading the cost, procedure time and recovery. In addition, if you have limited bone structure, you may be facing a bone grafting procedure in order to qualify for implant dentures, which extends the process even further. There’s good news. Modern dentistry now offers a revolutionary overdentures system called All-on-4 implant dentures. The All-on-4 method solves many of these drawbacks and hesitations of getting an overdenture, here’s how:

No Bone Grafting: The All-on-4 implants are uniquely designed to be placed at an angle within the jaw, which means that less bone structure is needed to fully support the implant. This is ideal for patients that would have to undergo bone grafting for traditional implants.

Less Invasive, Less Recovery: You’ll also benefit from a minimally-invasive oral surgery with All-on-4 implants. This consequently allows patients to recover quicker and more comfortably.

Faster Results: The All-on-4 system has the hallmark advantage of providing a new set of teeth in a single day! Unlike other restorative options using implants, you can walk out of the procedure with a complete and confident smile.

Cost-Effective: Less time in the dental chair results in less expense to the patient. With no bone grafting and a same-day procedure, your wallet will appreciate the savings with All-on-4 implant dentures.

Are you a candidate for All-on-4? Call Pure Dental Health to find out. We are known for excellence when it comes to rebuilding your smile.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Justin Scott
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All-on-4 Implants: Right 4 You?

If you’re missing a tooth or two, dental implants have traditionally been the answer. But if you’re missing several or many teeth — and/or if a number of your teeth are on their “last legs,” so to speak — you might be a prime candidate for an All-on-4 implant.

So what is an All-on-4? Well, here’s the idea: rather than individual implants for each missing tooth, the All-on-4 procedure replaces all of your teeth on the top or bottom — or both top and bottom, if needed — of your mouth. All-on-4 does this with just four implants (or “anchors”), rather than one for each tooth. In other words, if you had to replace all 14 (or 16) of your top teeth, you wouldn’t need 14 (or 16) individual implants. All-on-4 would replace them all with just four implants, giving you a whole new prosthetic arch, a brand new set of teeth, and a perfectly natural look.

The procedure, invented in 1998 by a Portuguese dentist, has taken off in recent years as Baby Boomers age and develop greater needs in dental care. Hundreds of thousands have received the treatment and, according to one study, 98 percent of them would recommend it to others.

Some advantages of an All-on-4 include:

  • Can replace all of your teeth in one day
  • Treatment involves just one surgery
  • Secure placement won’t shift or loosen
  • No bone graft usually necessary
  • Lower cost than multiple individual implants
  • Rapid improvement in quality of life!

How does it work? Four anchors are implanted into the upper or lower jawbone. Think of it sort of like putting a plastic anchor into drywall, and then attaching something with screws — a towel rack, for example — to that anchor. It holds firm. But with All-on-4, the anchor doesn’t go into the “drywall,” but the “stud” — the actual bone at the top or bottom of your mouth. So it essentially becomes part of the structure of your mouth, and holds really firm.

Atlanta GA All-on-4 Dental Implants

It’s such a radical procedure that many patients even call it “life-changing” because of dramatic improvements in function, aesthetics, speech, and even self-esteem. Reviews on this treatment have generally been excellent. “A real life-saver,” one patient said after her own All-on-4 treatment. “My [new] teeth feel like my own — so secure, that I know I never have to worry about them ever again. Getting implants is the best decision I have ever made!” Another patient said, “I was very self-conscious about my situation and thought there was no solution to my problem. I cannot believe the difference All-on-4 has made in my life.”

Pure Dental Health serves patients with the All-on-Four procedure here at the Buckhead office. Since the All-on-Four is a more expensive treatment, so we offer a variety of financing and payment options to help meet your budgetary situation. Schedule a visit today for a free consultation to discover if this is the right treatment for you.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Justin Scott
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Pure Dental HealthAtlanta Dentist
2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 666-3642