All -On-Four: Dental Implant FAQ

If you hear the phrase “all on four” it isn’t a complicated play being readied for a football game. Knowledgeable oral surgeons in Rohnert Park CA can tell you that All-On-Four refers to a specialized dental technique that allows many people to receive implant dentures in just one day, for a natural-looking and comfortable smile. If you wonder how this could be possible, we’ve compiled a few FAQs to explain the basics. It may sound too good to be true, but the facts tell a different story.

How Does the All-On-Four Technique Work?

The All-On-Four technique uses four carefully-placed implant posts to securely hold a denture in place on your upper or lower ridge. Rather than placing one post for each tooth, your oral surgeon will take careful measurements, to space four implants along your jawbone, to hold the denture firmly in position.

How Do I Know If I Qualify for All-On-Four?

Your new smile begins with a consultation appointment, for careful discussion and explanation, and well as measurements and a 3-D scan. Using this information, your oral surgeon can determine if your jaw can support the implants and where to place them. If it is determined that your general health or some other issue prohibits use of the All-On-Four technique, our trusted oral surgeons can suggest other restorative procedures that will achieve the same end result: a healthy smile that you can be proud of.

What If I Need Extractions First?

One of the advantages of All-On-Four is that many people are candidates to have extractions and implant post placements done in the same appointment. This All-On-Four technique is sometimes described as “teeth in a day.” There is a healing period afterwards, during which you will softer foods to help facilitate healing. However, you will almost immediately begin to welcome each morning with a comfortable and attractive smile, even as healing takes place.

Restoring a Smile Doesn’t Have to Take Months

If the idea of new teeth in a day sounds interesting to you, come in for a consultation. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today