All on 4 in Huntington Beach, CA
If a patient needs the whole of their upper or lower dental arch replaced, they can choose the All-on-4 Treatment Concept, which allows them to have a whole row of teeth placed with only 4 implants. Previously, a dental implant could only restore a single tooth. This led to extensive surgeries and an expensive treatment plan. Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers All-on-4 as a cost-effective and easier way to replace a whole arch of teeth.
Why Should I Have the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
All-on-4 is a simpler treatment process. The procedure takes up less time and requires less surgery when compared to placing the implants individually. This also means less recovery time, as fewer incisions are made to accommodate the synthetic row of teeth. All-on-4 is cost-effective, as the individual installment of the synthetic teeth and implants would be more expensive. The All-on-4 treatment offers the same benefits of dental implants] in that they feel and look like natural teeth, but at a reduced cost. Many patients who choose to have All-on-4 are patients who have previously had poorly-fitted dentures that slipped and made it difficult to talk or eat. The All-on-4 Treatment Concept offers the most natural-feeling restoration available that will not abnormally shift within the mouth. The synthetic teeth can be made from porcelain or resin, which look almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. Porcelain even gives off the same gleam as a natural tooth does.
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What Is Involved in Placing the All-on-4 Implants?
The way the All-on-4 treatment works is that the inner implants are placed at an angle perpendicular to the jawbone, and the outer implants are placed at a 45°angle. This allows the implants to use the density of the jawbone efficiently. These specific placements mean that the patient only needs enough jaw density in these four areas, which our oral surgeons will investigate thoroughly via x-rays and 3D imaging. Patients who are approved as a candidate for All-on-4 will begin their treatment plan. Our patients will have the implants placed first. Holes will be drilled into the jawbone and the implants will be secured into place. The implants will need to fuse with the bone properly before the synthetic teeth can be placed. This allows time for the gum and jawbone to heal, as the synthetic teeth require a sturdy implant before placement. Temporary synthetic teeth will be placed, and custom-fit ones will be made in a dental lab. The custom-fit teeth will be placed 4-6 months after the implant placements, when the implants are securely in place. Installing the custom-fit teeth takes up to 1 hour. The placing of the implants takes 2-3 hours, as it is a more comprehensive procedure. Find out more about the longevity of All-on-4! Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers the All-on-4® Treatment Concept for those looking to experience the benefits of dental implants in a cost-effective and time efficient manner. To book your consultation appointment now, contact our team at 657-384-2787.