If you’re missing all of your top and/or bottom teeth, you can receive an entire row of reliable prosthetic teeth in a single appointment when you visit Healthy Smiles Dental Care. With the state-of-the-art All-on-4 method, our dentists can place just four dental implants that provide enough support for a full denture that feels natural and doesn’t slip. Contact our dental office today to learn more about how we can replace a full row of teeth in just one day with All-on-4 in Flint, MI!
All-on-4 is a specific type of denture that is anchored onto four artificial tooth roots called dental implants, which are surgically placed into the jawbone. The implants are positioned at particular angles that let them maximize the available thickness in the jaw. As a result, patients who have lost jawbone density may still qualify for All-on-4 without needing to undergo bone grafting first.
After the implant surgery, your implant dentist in Flint will typically provide a temporary denture that you’ll wear during the three to six months it takes for the posts to fuse with your jawbone. Then, we’ll swap it out for a final denture. The end result is a full set of teeth that look and feel like natural!
The ideal candidate for All-on-4:
If you don’t meet all of these criteria, you may still be eligible for All-on-4! Our dentists can discuss your options during a consultation.
When you bring back your smile with All-on-4, you can look forward to several benefits. For example:
All-on-4 is a less invasive and more cost-effective treatment than a conventional implant denture, which normally requires between six and eight implants as opposed to only four. In addition, you’ll most likely avoid needing a bone graft. This ends up saving you quite a bit of money and several months of time before you can enjoy your new teeth. Lastly, a traditional implant denture usually can’t be fully supported until the implants have merged with your jawbone. With All-on-4, however, we can attach a provisional, load-bearing denture immediately after inserting your implants, meaning you won’t have to go without teeth any longer!