If you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth, consider All-on-4® dental implants. All-on-4 implants can transform your smile and encourage optimal oral health. At Advanced Oral Dynamics, general, cosmetic, and implant specialist Tejas Patel, DDS, and the team have years of experience placing All-on-4 implants. To make an appointment, call the office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, or book online today.
All-on-4 dental implants are titanium posts that your Advanced Oral Dynamics provider inserts into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. After placement, the implants fuse with your jawbone, providing a base for implant-retained overdentures.
All-on-4 implants are different from traditional implants in that they replace an entire arch of teeth with just four posts. Fewer implants allow for a reduced risk of complications and improved treatment outcomes.
Anyone missing permanent teeth can benefit from All-on-4 implants. Studies show that 95% of people with or without teeth qualify for All-on-4 placement.
Before recommending treatment, your Advanced Oral Dynamics provider takes 3D digital X-rays of your jaw. If your bone is healthy and strong enough to support implants, the team moves forward.
At Advanced Oral Dynamics, getting All-on-4 implants is a four-step process.
First, your dentist reviews your oral health records and conducts an oral exam. During the exam, your dentist evaluates your facial features and asks about your goals for treatment.
Next, your dentist takes three-dimensional scans of your mouth with a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner, a special type of X-ray. Your dentist uses the scans to assess the health of your jaw and determine the position of your sinuses and nerve roots.
After scanning your mouth, your Advanced Oral Dynamics provider uses a computer program to map out the position and placement of the All-on-4 implants. The computer simulation allows for greater precision and surgical accuracy.
When your dentist finalizes a surgical plan, they numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. Once the anesthetic sets in, your provider inserts the implants into your jaw and covers them with a custom set of implant-retained overdentures.
With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, All-on-4 dental implants often last a lifetime*. To keep yours in optimal condition, the team at Advanced Oral Dynamics recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, visiting the dentist every six months, and avoiding bad habits like biting your fingernails.
To see if you can benefit from All-on-4 implants, make an appointment at Advanced Oral Dynamics by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary