The loss of one’s teeth is a relatively common problem in America, with over 40 million people losing all their teeth between the ages of 65 and 74. All-on-4 is a revolutionary approach to restorative dentistry, combining the convenience of prosthetic teeth with the security of dental implants. One of the most exciting advantages of the all-on-4 treatment is the ability to establish a stable foundation for the new teeth (dental implants) and a temporary set of teeth on the same day as the surgery. This way, you don’t have to wait to show off your smile!
With just four implants on the top or bottom of your mouth, your entire arch of teeth can be effectively replaced. In other words, you undergo minimal surgery, but still, get the same results as if you had all your teeth restored! If you’d like to learn more about all-on-4 dental implants, contact our Rochester, IN office today!
Tell Me More About All-On-4
All-on-4 is a restorative procedure that effectively replaces “all” teeth on just “four” dental implants. The dental implants are made of titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone; titanium has the ability to bind with biological material, giving it the ability to fuse to your natural bone and tissues in your jaw. This ensures that they are as stable and secure as a regular, healthy tooth! Once placed, the implants are paired with a set of custom-made teeth that are permanently secured to the implants and allow patients to speak, eat, smile, and laugh without the worry of dentures slipping out of place.
Am I a Candidate for All-On-4?
Before undergoing any implant procedure, it’s important to schedule a consultation at our office. Dr. Hazen and our team will be able to use our 3D CT scanner to conduct a thorough analysis of the health of your jawbone. If we discover any significant bone loss, we may need to restore the bone with a bone grafting procedure or sinus lift prior to placing any implants. This will ensure that you’re able to reach candidacy after your recovery from preliminary procedures.
How Long Does All-On-4 Last?
While your implant post should never need to be replaced, your new smile may need occasional maintenance. To ensure that your implants and teeth last as long as possible, continue to see your dentist on a regular basis so that they can be monitored and your dental health can be maintained.
Your Restoration Guided By the Experts
If you’re considering all-on-4 dental implants, you want to make sure you get the procedure done by an expert with experience in implant dentistry. Seeking a dental professional secures your chances of a smoother recovery with higher success rates. Dr. Hazen has been practicing in the field for 20 years, placing many implants in the Rochester, IN area during that time. His experience and the skills and knowledge of his team affirm that you are in good hands at Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, simply call our office. You will be greeted with the kindness of one of our team members, and they will be delighted to help you during your call.