When it comes to replacing missing teeth, we highly recommend All-on-4 dental implants. With this type of dental implant, we can often use just four dental implants to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. That means that for patients missing all their upper teeth, four implants can provide a full arch of new teeth instead of having an implant for each individual tooth.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Dental implants have been helping people lead healthier, happier lives for a long time. In fact, historians have traced the use of dental implants all the way back to the Mayan population around 600 AD. Fortunately, our dental implants have advanced by leaps and bounds since that time. We now enjoy advanced versions of dental implants, like All-on-4s, that provide the same benefits as a normal tooth as far as oral health while giving us a completely natural look and feel.
One reason why All-on-4 dental implants are popular among patients and dentists is their high success rate, even in complex cases. For example, this study published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research in 2014 provides incredible information on how All-on-4 dental implants can be successfully used to create aesthetic, functional teeth in complex situations. Invasive procedures, such as bone grafting or nerve transposition, would be necessary for those patients before receiving traditional implants. But All-on-4s can give them a beautiful, functional smile without all that extra work.
As the study points out, this is because the angled placement of All-on-4 implants works well in situations where traditional implants won’t. The angle improves the security and support of the implant, in addition to speeding the healing process.
The unique placement of All-on-4s also allows the dentist to attach dentures to the implant almost immediately after the procedure, making the process faster and easier than the process for traditional implants. Traditional implants can require months of wait time while you heal. With All-on-4 dental implants, Dr. Chen can complete your tooth replacement procedure in just one day!
This advanced tooth replacement method is versatile, helping us meet the needs of a wide variety of patients, and it’s a long-lasting tooth replacement option.
Other benefits of All-on-4 dental implants include:
- Durable and strong
- Easy to maintain and clean
- Natural appearance
- Comfortable feel
- Affordable for many patients
- Quick healing time
- Immediate results
- Reduces the need for bone grafting
Additionally, with All-on-4 dental implants, you never have to worry about your tooth replacement falling out in public, which builds confidence and makes many patients more comfortable and secure.
Are All-on-4 Dental Implants Right for Me?
Since your eligibility for All-on-4 dental implants depends on your dental situation, the best way to find out if this tooth replacement option is right for you is to visit Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics for an evaluation.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chen today to get started. He will consider your dental situation and let you know if All-on-4 implants are a good option for you.
When evaluating candidates for potential treatments to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Chen will consider a variety of factors, including:
- Where you have missing teeth
- How many teeth you are missing
- Your overall oral health, especially your gum and bone health
After the exam, Dr. Chen will discuss a treatment plan with you to restore your complete smile. If your treatment includes All-on-4 dental implants, Dr. Chen will answer all your questions and explain the next steps.
What’s the Process for All-on-4s?
The first step is a 3-D scan of your entire mouth. We will use the scan to evaluate the shape and size of your teeth as well as your bite so we can create customized dentures to fit your implants.
Next, Dr. Chen places the All-on-4s into your jaw. Finally, we complete your dentures, adding attachments to them that will snap directly onto your dental implants.
Once Dr. Chen attaches your beautiful new dentures to your implants, you will not have to worry about them coming loose. You will enjoy complete security. You won’t even be able to remove them without Dr. Chen’s help!
Why Should I Choose Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics?
At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we can meet your tooth replacement needs. Dr. Chen has years of experience with All-on-4 dental implants, making him an ideal choice for your tooth replacement procedure. His experience even includes time spent teaching others about removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics as a member of the USC faculty.
In our dental office, we provide advanced, skilled dental care in a friendly and comfortable environment. You will receive top-notch dental services with us and enjoy fantastic results.
Financial Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Cost is a major reason for choosing All-on-4 dental implants. All-on-4s only require four implants, which means you don’t have to pay for an implant for each tooth if you are missing an entire arch. This makes All-on-4s more cost-effective for people with multiple missing teeth, making this tooth replacement option affordable for many patients.
Additionally, we are in-network with several insurance plans to better serve you and accept a variety of payment methods, including third-party financing. If you have questions about the financing options available to you for dental implants, please contact us. We are happy to help.
Replacing missing teeth is vital, so we never want our patients to go without a tooth replacement treatment due to finances.
Why Is Replacing Teeth Important?
When missing teeth are not replaced promptly, your oral health can be affected. If you have natural teeth remaining, they can begin to drift, which causes a misaligned bite. Missing teeth can also affect your ability to chew and speak, which is not ideal.
Additionally, and very importantly, your jawbone can begin to atrophy when you have missing teeth. Your tooth structure supports your jawbone, encouraging healthy bone growth. With missing teeth, the jawbone doesn’t receive that healthy growth encouragement. If your jawbone atrophies, it not only hurts your oral health, it can change the shape and appearance of your face.
Fortunately, dental implants work in the same way a natural tooth does, encouraging natural growth in the jawbone. This makes dental implants, including All-on-4 dental implants, ideal for tooth replacement.
Dental Implants in Aurora, CO
For tooth replacement in Aurora, All-on-4 dental implants at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics are often an excellent choice.
Reach out to our friendly dental team today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chen. We look forward to helping you maintain your oral health while creating a beautiful, new smile for you to enjoy and share with others.