All-on-4 is a dental implant procedure designed to provide a comprehensive solution for individuals with significant tooth loss or those facing the prospect of complete arch tooth replacement. In this innovative approach, four strategically positioned dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to support a full set of fixed, lifelike prosthetic teeth.
All-on-4 offers a remarkable combination of stability, functionality, and aesthetics, allowing patients to enjoy the benefits of a new smile with reduced healing time and often without the need for bone grafting. At Pro-Dental Care, this approach has become a popular choice for individuals seeking a more permanent and efficient alternative to traditional removable dentures, offering a reliable solution for full-mouth reconstruction and dental rehabilitation.
The Procedure for All-On-4
The process begins with a comprehensive dental evaluation. Our dentist in Cave Creek, AZ, will first assess your oral health, including the condition of your remaining teeth and the density of your jawbone. Advanced imaging, such as CT scans, may be used to create detailed 3D images of your jaw and teeth. Based on the evaluation, a personalized treatment plan is developed.
On the day of the procedure, local anesthesia or sedation will be administered to ensure your comfort. The dentist will then strategically place four dental implants in predetermined locations within your jawbone. These implants will serve as the foundation for the new set of teeth. Often, a provisional or temporary set of prosthetic teeth, often referred to as a denture or bridge, is attached to the implants on the same day of the surgery. This immediate prosthesis loading allows patients to leave the dental office with a functional set of teeth while the implants are gradually integrated with the jawbone.
Over the next few months, the dental implants undergo osseointegration. This involves the surrounding bone fusing with the implants, creating a strong and stable foundation for the final prosthesis. You will have follow-up appointments to monitor your progress during this healing period. Once the implants fully integrate with the bone, a custom-designed, permanent set of prosthetic teeth is fabricated.
The Benefits of All-on-4
Improved Stability and Functionality
All-on-4 implants in Cave Creek, AZ, provide a stable foundation for a complete set of teeth, preventing the slipping, clicking, or discomfort often associated with traditional dentures. Patients can enjoy improved chewing and speaking abilities, allowing them to eat a wider range of foods and communicate more confidently.
Preservation of Jawbone
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that commonly occurs with tooth loss. This helps maintain facial structure and prevents the sunken appearance resulting from bone resorption, preserving a more youthful facial appearance.
If you're seeking a transformative solution for extensive tooth loss or want to replace traditional dentures with a more stable and efficient option, consider exploring All-on-4 dental implant treatment. For the best dental care, visit Pro-Dental Care at 28260 N Tatum Blvd Suite A2, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, or call (480) 515-1464.