Traditional dentures can be highly unreliable, often slipping around in your mouth and keeping you from enjoying the foods you love. Fortunately, the doctors at Chandler Periodontics & Implants offer All-on-4® dental implants at their Phoenix, AZ, area offices. With this treatment, they will use a minimum of four small implant posts to support a full-mouth restoration. Thanks to our precise surgical methods, your doctor can immediately attach your denture. You will leave the office with almost complete dental function. In addition to the accelerated treatment time, All-on-4® implants offer important advantages for your overall oral health.
Are You a Candidate for All-on-4® Dental Implants?
If you are missing all or most of your teeth, you may be a candidate for the All-on-4® method of implant placement. Of course, to qualify for any type of dental implants, you must have a strong, healthy jaw. Bone recession, a common consequence of tooth loss, may disqualify you from receiving implants. However, our doctors offer bone grafting and sinus lifts, so most patients are able to undergo implant placement. In addition, All-on-4® implants are smaller than traditional posts. Therefore, this technique can often eliminate the need for bone grafting.
“Like Teeth in a Day, this treatment can restore your smile and dental function in a single appointment.”
Along with a healthy jawbone, you must have overall good physical health. If you have gum disease or a health condition that may compromise healing, implants may not be right for you. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and medical history to make sure that you qualify for All-on-4® treatment.
How Do All-on-4® Implants Work?
All-on-4® implants will form a sturdy foundation for your dental prosthetic. At the same time, they will minimize the impact to your jawbone. Before your surgery, your surgeon will take x-rays and scans of your mouth. He will look for bone recession, and he will also find the strongest areas for your dental implants. When you are ready to begin treatment, he will numb your jaw and provide additional sedation. Our on-site anesthesiologists will monitor your heart rate and blood oxygen to keep you safe during treatment. All-on-4® posts are smaller than standard implants, and your surgeon will angle them slightly during surgery. In this way, he can maximize the strong areas of your jaw. The surgery will typically take about 2 hours per dental arch.
Immediately after your procedure, your prosthetic will be attached. Our all-porcelain and zirconia dentures will closely resemble your natural teeth. With care and precision, our team will also make sure that the restoration matches the proportions of your smile and the overall contours of your face.
The Benefits of All-on-4® Implants
All-on-4® implants offer numerous advantages. First, like Teeth in a Day, this treatment can restore your smile and dental function in a single appointment. You will leave our office with a lifelike prosthetic that will look and function like natural teeth. Though you may experience some sensitivity right after implant placement, these sensations will typically go away within a few days. When they do, you will enjoy complete dental function. Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4® supported restorations will not impose any dietary restrictions, and your permanent prosthetic will never slip out of place.
Additionally, All-on-4® implants can improve your overall oral health. As stated above, the smaller posts and precise placement will involve minimal impact to your jawbone. Plus, all implants will prevent jawbone recession. By replacing your dental roots, they will send regenerative signals to your jaw, promoting the growth of new bone tissue. Therefore, All-on-4® implants will protect your natural jawline and prevent the sunken look that can accompany tooth loss.
Contact Us for a Consultation
Find out if All-on-4® implants are a good option for you. Contact Chandler Periodontics & Implants to book an appointment.