All-on-4 Implants are often called “Full Mouth Implants”; we offer this procedure in our San Antonio office
It might be hard to imagine just how four implants can be used to replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth. With the advances that have been made in dental implant technology, it not only can be done, but it is also now being done routinely for thousands of people with All On 4 dental implants.
Tooth loss is very common among adults, especially as we grow older. More than 38 million people in America are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth. Dentures are one option for those individuals, but there are problems with dentures – more on this below. Many people today are deciding on dental implant restoration. Not only is this like having a brand new set of healthy teeth, but it also helps to preserve and prevent further bone loss.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. A minor surgical procedure inserts a little titanium screw in your jawbone just exactly the same way the root of a tooth does. After the initial surgery to place the implant, a crown or bridge is attached to give you a highly realistic-looking and fully functional tooth or group of teeth. Learn More About Dental Implants Here
All On 4 Dental Implants:
One full arch of teeth held in place with four dental implants!
The “All On 4 Dental Implants” treatment concept is a new, exciting alternative for patients considering dentures or who have extensive dental problems that would require years to fix. All of the diseased teeth in your mouth can be replaced with a beautiful prosthetic set, and the implants not only lock it in, but they also help to keep the bone in your jaw intact. This procedure helps to preserve your natural facial structure and oral health.
When you are placing a full arch of teeth, it is not necessary to have a dental implant for each of the missing teeth. All On 4 uses four implants placed in the anterior region of the jaw allowing the fitting prosthesis with 12 to 14 teeth to be placed immediately on the day of the surgery. The procedure is done in one visit and permits immediate functioning.
The All On 4 dental implants technology is what makes this procedure so successful and simple. Since the implant is made of titanium, it has the special ability to fuse to your bone and function perfectly, just like a natural tooth root would be able to. After some time, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and is able to serve as a strong foundation for your new teeth that is guaranteed to be long-lasting. It takes dental implants some time to heal and fuse to your jawbone. You’ll schedule another appointment where our team will replace your temporary teeth with a permanent, personalized smile designed for you. Once the final prosthesis is attached, you become a regular dental patient. Get your routine exams just like you normally would. Smile and eat with confidence that nothing is going to fall out.
You may have seen advertisements or heard the phrase “teeth in a day”. This is a popular term that is sometimes being used to describe this procedure. While this terminology does oversimplify things just a little bit, a patient can literally be transformed on the day of delivery.
For those familiar with All On 4 Dental Implants or “Teeth in a Day”, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. One misconception regarding the All on 4 dental implants treatment is that it can only be performed by the big corporate chains that advertise this treatment option exclusively. This is not true. Your Rolling Oaks Dentist right here in our San Antonio Dental Office works with a surgeon and a dental lab that are able to perform this incredible service for you at the same cost as the big chains.
The benefit of having the procedure done here locally with us is that you will continue to receive the care, attention to detail, service, and follow up that you’re used to. The big chains that offer the All on 4 exclusive service don’t offer routine exams, hygiene services and oral cancer screenings that are still imperative to your dental health. Your Rolling Oaks dentist offers it all.
If you think you’re a candidate for the procedure, or you just want to learn more about it to help someone you know, contact your general dentist to see if it is something they offer. It is truly a life changing treatment option. If you are in San Antonio, our dentists would be happy to help you!
How do you know if the All On 4 is the right option for you?
In addition to the information and testimonials on this page, we offer a free consultation for first-time patients. So if you want to learn more about dental implants and/or All on 4 options, schedule your free consultation and learn all about how dental implants can change your life.
Benefits of All On 4 Dental Implants
- You can get rid of infected gums and teeth once and for all and get an instant smile make-over and immediate bite correction.
- We’re able to place the all-on-four dental implants and the arches of your new teeth in your mouth while you are fully sedated.
- Faster recovery time.
- Restores health and preserves bone.
- 80% of patients qualify for this procedure.
- More affordable.
- One of the best things about the All on Four dental implants treatment is how fast everything can be done. Many treatment plans involving dental implants can take up to eighteen months to complete.
Dentures vs. Implants
Conventional removable dentures are sometimes a quick fix for these patients, but constant adjustment and maintenance is often necessary. Most current denture patients will tell you that you just can’t function with the same confidence you once had when your teeth are removable. You can’t eat the foods you once enjoyed. Even if you can eat something, it doesn’t taste the same! You can’t sing or speak with the confidence you once had. It’s just simply not a great solution. There is a solution for patients with extensive dental needs, and it’s called All on Four Dental Implants.
For patients who suffer from severe tooth decay, severe bruxism, chronically abscessed teeth, several missing teeth, etc. the options can often be expensive and time consuming. Some patients have what I call “dental burnout”. They’ve already spent so much time and money on their teeth they don’t know what to do anymore. They quit coming to the dentist regularly because it always seems to be bad news. Well, now there IS something that can be done to handle even the worst situations.