All on 4 Implants
Are you tired of uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures? Are you facing the possibility of losing all your teeth to severe oral disease, and looking for the best way to replace them? Do you want the convenience of dental implants, without the cost and extensive surgery required to replace each tooth individually? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may be a candidate for the innovative All-on-4 implant denture, available from Thompson Dental in McKinney, TX.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a complete (full) denture, meaning that it replaces all of the teeth in an arch. However, unlike traditional suction-retained dentures, this appliance is supported and secured by four dental implants. Designed for patients who want the best of both worlds, it is more stable and secure than a traditional denture, yet faster and more economical than individual implants and crowns for each tooth.
Benefits of All-on-4
This is one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth for many reasons, including:
- Restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
- Dental implants help prevent the bone loss that is inherent to missing teeth.
- Your denture will be strong and stable, much like natural teeth. No slipping, no adhesive needed.
- With good care, your new smile can last a lifetime.
- No bone grafting is needed.
- You will receive an attractive and fully functional set of teeth the same day that implants are placed.
What to expect
You may know that standard dental implants can involve multiple surgeries over the course of many months, sometimes requiring bone grafts before you even begin. The unique All-on-4 system is a streamlined process, using mini-implants and strategic angular placement for optimal strength.
The procedure is completed in one appointment, which typically takes just a few hours. Your dentist will use local anesthetic to ensure that you remain comfortable. Four dental implants are gently inserted, and then a temporary denture is immediately placed. You will leave our office with a beautiful smile and fully functional teeth. The All-on-4 recovery time is short, with most patients returning to work within a few days. The temporary denture will be replaced with your permanent, custom-made restoration after the bone is fully healed and fused to the implants.
Are you ready to smile?
If you would like to learn more about All-on-4 or schedule a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate, call us at (972) 366-7743.