All-On-Four Could Mean A New Smile In One Visit

rohnert park all on fourWhen you have total or near total tooth loss, this could impact how you eat, speak, and even your confidence in your smile. But we can offer a set of full dentures secured with durable dental implants, and often we can do so in the same visit! In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons talk about All-On-Four.

The Need for Dentures

When you lost most of your teeth, you have tooth loss too severe for a bridge or partial. Instead, the last few teeth will need to be gently extracted so we can prepare your smile for a full set of dentures. Once we extract these teeth, we will take detailed digital images from multiple angles and use them to create a 3D impression, one far more accurate than a physical impression. In a lab setting, we use these to design and craft a set off dentures tailored for your smile. The prosthetic will contain a full row of lifelike and durable teeth set in an acrylic base. Typically, these will be held in place with suction or adhesives, but we can do so with dental implants for a set that is fixed in place for decades to come.

The Dental Implants

Dental implants are accepted by your body as natural roots, and will be guided into the jawbone with digital technology to sit at the perfect angle and position to support new teeth and stimulate the growth of jawbone issue. This prevents the breakdown of mass and density in the jaw that usually follows severe tooth loss, so you avoid a prematurely aged appearance and your new roots can last for several years to come.

Attaching a Prosthetic

If you’ve lost mass and density in the jaw, there may not be enough tissues to support your new roots without first undergoing advanced oral surgeries like grafting or sinus lifts. However, with All-On-Four we use only four specially placed posts per arch. These are enough to stimulate the jawbone growth even if you have weakened structure. In addition, the process of restoring them occurs in the same sitting. In one appointment we can insert your new roots and attach the completed prosthetic, so you leave with a complete smile again!

If you have any questions about treating advanced tooth loss with implant dentistry, or about All-On-Four in particular, then contact our team today to learn more. We look forward to helping your smile again with confidence!

Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentures?

Our team wants to help treat major tooth loss with a lifelike solution. If you would like to learn more about addressing more severe cases of tooth loss, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.