All-on-4 Dental Implants – Lakewood, CO
Efficiently Replacing All Your Lost Teeth
When you’re missing just one tooth, you can have one dental implant put in to replace it—it’s simple. But what do you do if you’ve lost an entire arch of teeth? Does that mean you need a dental implant for each one, or can you still have the firm support your dentures need with fewer implants? All-on-4 implants could be the answer you’re looking for. To learn more about this technique, read the information explained below. Also, don’t hesitate to contact our caring dentistry team and schedule a consultation with Dr. Vinnie. We’d be happy to discuss this tooth replacement option with you in more detail.
Why Choose Lakewood Complete Dentistry for Dental Implants
- Durable, lifelike restorations customized just for you
- Caring, skilled team of dentistry experts
- Smooth implant process performed under one roof
How do All-on-4 implants work?
Basically, All-on-4 is an advanced technique that allows us to use fewer dental implants to support all missing teeth in an arch. Instead of replacing each tooth individually, which would painstaking, time-consuming, and expensive, we are able to restore your entire arch of teeth using just four implants.
An oral surgeon will place these four implants into your gums in a way that can stabilize a full denture restoration on top. Essentially, they insert the titanium posts at an angle into the jaw bone to gather support from the stronger bone in the front of the jaw.
After your placement procedure, Dr. Vinnie, Lakewood's go-to implant dentist, will place a custom denture that will be firmly attached to the implants. You can choose to have your dentures permanently bolted to the implants, or retain their removeable feature with the ability to snap them in and out of your mouth.
Am I a candidate for All-on-4 implants?
Similar to the requirements for normal dental implants, you need to meet certain criteria to qualify for All-on-4 implants. These criteria include good oral health and sufficient jaw bone strength and density. During your consultation with Dr. Vinnie, we’ll thoroughly examine your oral structures to determine whether this technique could work for your situation.
What are the benefits of All-on-4 implants?
The main advantage to All-on-4 dental implants is that you won’t need to have as many implants placed as you would otherwise, potentially saving you time and money. Plus, you don’t have to wait for your restoration to be attached. By anchoring to the denser, thicker bone toward the front of the jaw, your help set your replacement teeth up for success now and many years down the line. Set up an appointment with Dr. Vinnie to discuss why All-on-4 could be the right solution for you!
What’s the difference between All-on-4 implants and traditional implants?
Traditional dental implants are typically oriented straight down, similar to natural teeth, and in some cases are used to replace each individual missing tooth. In contrast, because only four implants replace the entire arch, All-on-4 implants can be slightly angled to give them additional support so that they can more easily bear the force of the dentures.