All-on-4 Dental Implants
The innovative implant procedure known as All-on-4 is a unique restorative dental treatment to replace a full arch of missing teeth without the need for a bone graft. When teeth have been missing over a period of time, the bone begins to resorb. This makes placing dental implants problematic. All-on-4 dental implants allow for the placement of implants as soon as teeth are removed. This prevents bone issues and immediately replaces extracted teeth.
All-on-4 dental implants are becoming popular as more people who need dentures find out about the procedure. This device is easy to maintain and does not have the embarrassing issues associated with a full denture. It stays put in your mouth and does not become dislodged or fall out when you are speaking or eating. Another plus is that you do not need any adhesives. Denture wearers often use adhesive pastes and powders to help hold their dentures in.
Fixed Implant Bridges
All-on-4 dental implants are fixed implant bridges. They use four implants to hold the full arch bridge in place. The procedure usually can be done in two phases. To begin with, the teeth are extracted and implants are immediately placed. An acrylic implant bridge is also positioned at this time. During the next several months, the implant sites are left to heal. When healing of the implants and gums are complete, phase two begins.
In the second phase, the permanent implant bridge is constructed. This will be the final prosthetic. It is made to accommodate the changes in bone structure and gums that have occurred during the healing process. The final bridge is fabricated to mimic natural teeth in appearance and function.
At Village Dental NYC, our prosthodontist delivers high quality results that will make you smile proudly. Learn about the advantages of All-on-4 dental implants. Contact our dental practice today, and schedule an appointment for an exam and consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for a fixed implant bridge.