Every year, innovations in dental technologies are making it possible for more patients to become candidates for dental implant supported tooth replacements. Unlike traditional tooth replacement solutions, dental implants allow The Dentists of Newtown to restore both the root structure and the crown of teeth. As dental implant techniques and materials have improved, it’s become safer than ever before for patients to replace missing teeth with these naturally functioning synthetic root structures. The unique All-on-4 dental implant technique has allowed us to restore an entire row of missing teeth with just four implant posts.
What Makes the All-on-4 Process Different?
Traditional dental implant posts require a significant level of jawbone density and gum tissue volume in order to be placed successfully. This can often require preparatory soft and hard tissue grafting procedures, especially for the top teeth where the sinus cavity minimizes the amount of bone tissue available to support the implant post. The All-on-4 process utilizes smaller implant posts combined with a unique placement method that makes use of denser areas of the jawbone to support a full row of teeth to significantly improve the dental implant process for patients who have lost full rows of teeth, which typically leads to advanced gum and bone tissue loss.
How Long Will This Treatment Take?
From start to finish, the entire All-on-4 process can take up to year, and you will likely need to visit our office at least 4 times. Your initial visit will be a consultation and treatment planning appointment. A few weeks later to a month later, you’ll return to have any preparatory procedures completed and dental implants surgically placed. We’ll also place the temporary denture at this visit. Once your gums have healed in about three months, we’ll have you come back in, so we can design your final, permanent denture for optimal fit. Your last appointment will typically be six to eight months after the surgical placement of your implant posts, and we’ll remove your temporary denture and exchange it with your natural looking and feeling permanent denture.
Schedule a Consultation for Dental Implants in Newtown
If you’d like to find out whether or not you’d be a good candidate for dental implant supported tooth replacement, contact our Newtown dentists and team to schedule a dental implant consultation today. During this appointment, we’ll examine your current level of oral health, and help you find the best tooth replacement option to fully repair your damaged smile. Unlike traditional dental implant supported dentures that often require extensive preparatory procedures like bone or soft tissue grafting to be effective, the All-on-4 procedure typically eliminates the need for these additional treatments.