Am I a candidate for All-on-4 dental implants?

For many patients, the revolutionary All-on-4 dental implant technique encompasses the best of both worlds. A patient who is missing all of the upper or lower teeth (or both upper and lower) can enjoy the functionality of a full set of teeth with the stability that only dental implants can provide. Amazingly, the benefits of this technique don’t stop there. Many patients who may not have been considered likely candidates for traditional implants can still be considered as candidates for the All-on-4 method.

If you would like to replace a full arch of teeth using dental implants in Manhattan, talk to your implant dentist about exploring the All-on-4 system. By placing as few as four dental implants, your implant dentist can create a stable foundation to support and anchor your upper or lower denture.

In addition to the improvement in the fit of your denture, the implants can also improve the appearance of your smile. You’ll feel more confident knowing that your denture is anchored to the jaw bone, stabilized without the use of denture creams or pastes.

The ideal candidates for this technique are those adult patients who are completely missing all of the upper or lower teeth. Prior to seeking dental implants, patients should be physically healthy enough to undergo outpatient surgical treatment. Most importantly, if you are currently dissatisfied with the performance of your dentures, the All-on-4 technique may be right for you.

Patients who have worn dentures for many years may have lost bone structure or noticed that there is less bone available to support dentures. Although bone loss is not ideal for traditional implants, this is not a roadblock for the All-on-4 technique. The implants can be strategically placed for maximum retention even with minimally available bone. In most cases, a bone graft is not required at all!

You deserve dentures that fit well and feel natural. If denture pastes and creams are not acceptable for you, or if you desire the confidence that stable teeth can provide, schedule your consultation with Dr. Stephen Weisglass today. Find out how All-on-4 dental implants can change your opinion about dentures.

On August 30th, 2011, posted in: dental implants by