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All-On-Four Dental Implants

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A Permanent Alternative To Dentures

All-On-Four Dental Implants

What Are All-On-Four Dental Implants?

If you have lost most or all of your natural teeth, but you would prefer a more permanent, long-lasting alternative to traditional dentures, All-On-Four dental implants may be right for you. This procedure uses four dental implants to replace the upper, lower, or both rows of your teeth.

These implants are secured tightly by your jaw bone and bond with your jaw to become a natural part of your mouth. By attaching a set of denture alternatives to your All-On-Four implants, you can get a natural-looking smile that will never move or shift. Your All-On-Four dentures will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.


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What To Expect

Preparatory surgeries

To begin, Dr. Schof will clean and numb your mouth. You can also be sedated during this process, if you wish. Then, you may need to have several preparatory procedures. You may need to have any remaining teeth extracted, or you may require a treatment like bone ridge smoothing (alveoloplasty). Dr. Schof will begin by performing these treatments and preparing your mouth for dental implant placement.

Dental implant surgery

Once your mouth has been prepared, your treatment will move onto the second phase. Dr. Schof will create openings in your gum tissue and jaw bone, and surgically place four implants into the upper arch, lower arch, or both arches of the mouth. Typically, two implants are placed in the front of your mouth, and two are placed in the rear. These implants will be placed at an angle to enhance their stability and strength.

All-On-Four denture placement

Once your implants have been placed and secured, your All-On-Four denture will be permanently attached to the implants. Then, your mouth will be cleaned and the incisions will be sutured, and the procedure is complete. You will follow Dr. Schof’s instructions to rest and recover in the comfort of your own home.

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The Benefits Of All-On-Four Dental Implants

Compared to traditional dentures, All-On-Four has a number of benefits. Let’s take a look at a few of them now.

  • Fixed, non-removable restoration – Your dentures don’t have to be removed. Instead, you’ll just follow some special instructions from Dr. Schof to clean and maintain them while you’re wearing them, which makes them much more convenient.
  • Protects jaw bone health – When you lose a tooth, the underlying bone begins to deteriorate because it’s no longer stimulated by biting and chewing. This happens even with normal dentures, and can result in changes to your appearance and a weaker jaw. With All-On-Four, though, your dental implants will continue to stimulate your jaw bone, preserving its strength and preventing any changes in your appearance.
  • Will never shift or move – Your All-On-Four dentures will be securely anchored in place, and will never shift or move when you eat, speak, or chew. They will look and feel just like natural teeth.

Am I A Good Candidate?

If you have lost many of your natural teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or dental trauma but your jaw bone is still strong and your mouth is relatively healthy, you’re a good candidate for All-On-Four. To learn more and get started, contact the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence and get a consultation with Dr. Charles Schof today.

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