All-on-4 Dental Implants
Restoring your smile can be a life-changing experience, giving you back your confidence and improving your oral function. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to secure tooth restorations in place, anchoring your new teeth to the jawbone. All-on-4 dental implants combine a prosthetic overdenture with teeth implants to create a new smile that is natural-appearing and very functional. At Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates, we are happy to offer our patients the option of All-on-4 dental implants at our dental center in Edmonds, WA.
Tooth loss can impact more than your smile. When you lose several or more teeth, you can experience speech problems and food restrictions. Once teeth are gone, the jaw structure changes and the bone can diminish. While dentures can replace the teeth, they do not offer the bone stimulation required to prevent more jawbone loss. Dental implants offer advantages that cannot be gained by dentures alone, including stimulating bone growth to retain the face and jaw structure. The bone retention and stimulation can help keep a more youthful appearance to the face while providing a beautiful, secure new smile.
Dental implants are designed to secure tooth restorations to the jaw like natural teeth. The post of the implant is inserted into the jawbone with oral surgery, and over time, the bone heals around the implant post, securing it to the jawbone permanently. When used in combination with a hybrid overdenture, four implants hold a complete upper or lower arch in place, which is the basics of All-on-4 dental implants. The denture stays in place 24/7 and functions as a natural set of teeth. No slipping, no adhesives, and no removal – your new smile is anchored in place for many years to come.
Teeth Implants (Implant Overdentures)
There are different options in implant overdentures, but many implant-supported dentures require five to eight implants per arch. With All-on-4 dental implants, the method requires fewer teeth implants. This is beneficial for several reasons. To support a dental implant, patients must have enough bone in their jaw. The more implants needed the more bone that is required. Using only four implants is desirable to make this option available for more patients who want to have the advantages of dental implants. Other benefits include a shorter recovery time and a more affordable option than many other teeth implant procedures.
Are You a Good Candidate?
All-on-4 dental implants are a popular smile restoration option for many patients. Unlike traditional dentures, the overdenture is connected to implants that keep the new teeth in place, providing a strong and natural-feeling bite. The All-on-4 method uses a hybrid denture that does not cover the roof of the mouth like conventional dentures, offering a more natural appearance and fit. This is a wonderful restoration option for those who want a more natural-looking smile that functions similar to their original teeth.
Dental implants do require enough bone to support the posts, but the special technique used with All-on-4 dental implants requires less bone than many other teeth implants. Dr. Scott Babin can perform an examination to determine if All-on-4 dental implants are a good choice for your smile restoration or if another treatment would better fit your needs.
If you have lost most of your teeth and you want to explore smile restoration options, All-on-4 dental implants may be right for you. To learn more about implant overdentures, contact us at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates in Edmonds to make your appointment. We accept many dental insurance plans and payment options for your convenience.