If you’re interested in replacing your teeth with dental implants but have been told you’re not an eligible candidate for the traditional dental implant procedure due to bone loss, or if you’d prefer a more affordable alternative to traditional dental implants, you’ll be happy to know there’s another option. Just like the name suggests, All-on-4 dental implants can replace a whole row of missing teeth on as few as four dental implants. Drs. Jones and Diaz Jones are the prosthodontists in Vero Beach offering All-on-4 dental implants -- keep reading to learn more about the teeth replacement method.
All-on-4 can provide much-needed support for patients who are either currently dealing with an ill-fitting denture, or who will soon need a full denture. Over time, missing teeth cause the jaw bone to degenerate and eventually require bone grafting or sinus lift procedures for traditional dental implants to be a possibility. For many patients, these procedures are cost-prohibitive. All-on-4 helps a top or bottom denture lock into place when the traditional method for implantation isn’t the best option.
The All-on-4 method can support a full row of teeth in the top or bottom of the mouth on just four dental implants, compared to six or eight with traditional dental implants. Your prosthodontist will angle the devices to increase the amount of contact the implant has with the jawbone -- a natural support system that gives the denture necessary stability, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with ease.
Once the initial implantation of your All-on-4 dental implants, you’ll receive a temporary device to wear until healing is complete. Your jaw will be ready to receive your permanent prosthetic after about six to eight months.
The benefits of the All-on-4 method are significant for patients who are not eligible for traditional dental implants due to inadequate bone structure, or for those who have sought an alternative for securing their ill-fitting dentures. Some of the most commonly cited benefits of All-on-4 dentures are listed below.
All-on-4 dental implants are more efficient and affordable than the traditional implantation method, but it still provides your teeth the same stability you desire. And for anyone who’s ever dealt with an ill-fitting denture, that’s excellent news.
Drs. Jones and Diaz Jones at Vero Implant and Esthetic Dentistry are pleased to be the prosthodontists offering All-on-4 dental implants to patients who are interested in an alternative to traditional dental implants. Our Vero Beach location is conveniently located to serve you and all of your smile needs. Contact us to schedule your appointment to learn more about All-on-4 today!