If you are missing several teeth or facing an extraction of decayed teeth, then you are likely wondering about your options for restoring your teeth so you can talk, eat, and smile normally again. Fortunately, Dr. Carlos at AZ Dental Wellness in Scottsdale, AZ is well-equipped to treat missing teeth with the latest advances in dental technology. Dentures and dental implants are both common, effective choices for restoring missing teeth but can involve months of waiting for your tooth replacement. With All on Four dental implants, the latest denture and implant technologies are combined for a cost-effective, sturdy replacement of a full arch of teeth on the same day as the implant surgery.
How All on 4 dental implants work
Simply put, All on Four dental implants involve the surgical placement of four tooth implants in strategic locations in your gums, and then a full arch of dentures is securely attached to them. This treatment harnesses all of the benefits of a tooth implant, such as:
- A strong foundation for the replacement teeth—in this case, dentures
- Prevention of bone loss in the jawbone after the implants are placed due to jawbone fusion with the titanium implants
- If properly taken care of, the implants last a lifetime
Traditionally, when you have an implant placed in your mouth, you need to wait for several weeks to months after the implant surgery for the implant to heal before a tooth replacement such as a crown is placed on top. With All on Four dentures, though, a temporary set of dentures can be placed on the implants on the same day that the surgery takes place so you can leave the office with a transformed smile. After your jawbone has fully healed and fused together with the implants, the temporary dentures will be replaced with a permanent set of dentures that have been custom-designed for your individual mouth for the most natural-looking appearance possible.
To determine if you are a good candidate for All on Four dental implants, Dr. Carlos will examine your mouth, the health of your jawbone, and take any images necessary. He will then discuss all your options with you and any questions you may have. Schedule a consultation today by calling AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale at (480) 405-1511!