No one sets out to lose their natural teeth. Despite what it may look like, losing teeth, be it due to dental trauma or an avoidable dental issue, is still quite traumatizing. It gets even worse if the missing teeth are visible when you smile or talk, or if multiple teeth are missing, it can make you self-conscious and withdrawn.
The question that races in anyone’s mind is what life would be like without their missing teeth. Thank goodness there is a way out – dental implants in Pleasanton, CA. This excellent tooth replacement option has been fundamental in building back smiles and improving our patient’s oral health.
Moreover, dental implants have evolved to include techniques such as the All-on 4 dental implants® designed to replace multiple missing teeth. But what are All-on 4 dental implants, and what are they about? Let’s look at this technique and how it can transform and give you back your coveted smile.
Ideally, this technique is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth by strategically placing four dental implants on the upper or lower jaw.
The surgically inserted dental implants act as a stable support for the customized set of tooth replacements. All- on- 4 dental implants are also referred to as implant-supported dentures.
This system incorporates different dental procedures and technologies to develop a more stable tooth replacement option for multiple missing teeth than the traditional dentures.
Several benefits may come with opting for All-on-4 dental implants to replace multiple missing teeth. The most fantastic aspect of this technique is that the replaced teeth look, feel, and function like your own natural teeth.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider visiting our dentist in Pleasanton, CA, for the All-on-4 dental implants:
The procedure will commence with a thorough evaluation by our dentist to check on your current jawbone mass and health. This is important because the jawbone will have to hold the surgically inserted implants. The evaluation is done using a Cone Beam CT Scan.
The CT Scan will generate a 3D image that will be used to plan the entire procedure and ensure that our dentist can prepare for a precise and safe operation.
This analysis will also be vital in determining whether you are an excellent candidate for the procedure or if additional measures need to be taken before you can get the implants.
On the day of the actual procedure, you will be sedated before the surgery begins, either using local anesthesia or intravenously to ensure the surgery will be comfortable and pain-free.
The four dental implants will be surgically fixed strategically, with two placed at the front of the affected jawbone and two at the back. The dental implants placed at the back protrude at an angle to account for any future anatomical or bone deficiencies.
After this, you will be fitted with a temporary arch of replacement teeth that you will stay with for about 6-8 months as you heal from the procedure. During this time, you will have to go on a diet consisting of soft food until our dentist Okays you to eat solid foods. This temporary arch will be replaced with a new permanent customized bridge of teeth once your jawbone has healed.
The price of the All-on-4 dental implants is dependent on some factors such as:
The best way to get an accurate quote is to consult our dentist. So if you are considering getting the All-on-4 dental implants, do not hesitate to contact us at Elite Dental Implants and Orthodontics. We would love to help you get your smile back.