Four appliances are placed into the jawbone and gums and left to heal sufficiently before the implant bridge can be secured in place. Once implanted, the bridge will never need to be removed and will resemble the appearance of your natural teeth.
As with all Dental Implants, All-on-4 Dental Implants are placed during an outpatient surgical procedure in Dr. Hayes's office. Most patients will want to take advantage of some sort of sedation for this procedure, in addition to the local anesthetic that will be used. Learn more about Sedation Dentistry
Before leaving Dr. Hayes's office, you are fitted with the prosthetic arch – a fixed complete denture. After the implants have fully integrated with the bone, you may return to receive a second, stronger denture.
In addition to the short treatment time frame, All-on-4 Dental Implants have a number of advantages over conventional dentures:
A full set of dentures allows for about 10% of chewing capacity compared to a full set of natural teeth. This means a softer diet, which may eliminate some of the foods that you’re accustomed to eating. With permanent dental implants, you can regain your self-confidence and 70-90% of your chewing ability. Eat the foods you once enjoyed. More often than not, denture wearers complain that their denture ends up “flopping around a lot.” (A denture is a last resort.) This state-of-the-art technique is specifically designed for individuals to re-establish their chewing function, stop bone loss and the effects of aging.
People with several failing or missing teeth.
People who are in need of multiple dental implants.
People who wear a denture.
If you are interested in the All-on-4 or Teeth in a Day dental procedure, get in touch with us today to arrange a free consultation. Dr. Hayes will speak with you in-depth about your dental history, your requirements and concerns and explain all your treatment options to you so can come to an informed decision. Call today for your free consultation and to learn more about our dental implant services.