All-On-4 Dental Implants
The All-On-4 dental treatment is a revolutionary dental restoration treatment that has completely changed the way surgeons approach replacing a full set of teeth. The process of getting dentures or implants is often painful, and unsecured prostheses can be inconvenient and unstable. Poorly fitted dentures make eating difficult.
However, modern dentistry techniques provide a much better solution with the All-On-4 treatment.
The treatment can replace your missing teeth with a complete dental bridge that rests on top of four dental implants. Because this treatment option requires fewer implants, the cost and time of the treatment are greatly reduced. The treatment also ensures stability in the bone, which will reduce the need for a bone graft surgery.
We can usually place a temporary set of teeth on the same day as your surgery. This set will allow you to resume a normal life as soon as the surgery is done. Surgery usually requires only a short healing period, after which the final bridge can be set.
The All-On-4 Procedure
The traditional approach to restoring a full set of teeth usually involves bone graft surgery, six or more implants, and can take up to 18 months of treatment. A year and a half is a long time to go without teeth, or with poorly fitting temporary dentures.
The All-On-4 procedure allows the fitting of implants and the temporary set of teeth all on the same day. The first visit usually involves gathering information in preparation for the treatment. That could mean a CAT scan, X-rays, impressions, and photos. Following this visit, the patient is scheduled for surgery where the teeth will be removed, implants will be inserted and the temporary set of teeth are fitted.
The All-On-4 Treatment Offers Many Advantages
- A cost effective solution. You’ll only have to pay for four implants, instead of six or more. This also saves time, and means less discomfort.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The implants are angled in such a way that it creates a very stable and secure anchor for the replacement teeth. Bone grafting is usually unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. The replacement arch can be attached to the implants immediately after insertion.
After the procedure is finished, you may need to return for the occasional check-up over the next few weeks or months. We want to make sure that the replacement teeth are set and hold correctly while the gums fully heal, and the implants fuse to the natural bone.
If you’ve suffered tooth loss and need a solution, then the All-On-4 treatment may be the answer you need. You don’t need to go through more than a year of not being able to eat correctly. Our staff can answer all the questions you may have about the treatment procedure. If you’d like to take the first step, then contact us online or call us at 404-433-8433 for our Cumming location, or 404-937-3880 for our Buckhead location to make an appointment. We can help you decide if you All-On-4 is right for you.
The highly trained team at Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery is dedicated to making your visit as comfortable as possible. From knowledgeable administrative staff, to caring and compassionate hygienists and assistants, we strive to provide an exceptional experience.
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