All-On-Four dental implants are an innovative implant technique that allows patients with a compromised bone structure to receive the benefits of dental implants. Through comprehensive treatment planning, Dr. Harper and Dr. Anderson are able to use just 4 strategically placed implants to secure a denture.
In many cases, patients are able to avoid the need for additional treatments making a wider range of patients successful candidates for dental implant secured dentures. Dr. Harper and Dr. Anderson work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to address your personal health goals and needs.
All-On-4 is typically used for patients who need to replace most or all of their teeth. The All-On-Four technique can save patients time and money by streamlining their dental implant procedure. The All-on-four dental implant procedure makes it possible to have teeth removed, dental implants placed, and a temporary restoration fit all in just one visit to our Newport News, VA dentist office.
All-on-4 dental implants are placed at a specific angle to optimize healthy bone tissue and in many cases can eliminate expensive and time-consuming bone grafting.
Dr. Harper and Dr. Anderson create a comprehensive pre-treatment plan that allows for a “one and done” visit for restoring patient’s smiles. Patients typically take about 2-3 months to fully heal from the surgical phase of treatment. During this time, implants begin to fuse with the jaw bone creating a permanent and secure bond.
When the dental implants have fully integrated with the jaw bone, the temporary bridge will be removed and the permanent crown, overbridge or denture will be secured in place for a permanent restoration.
Benefits of All-on-Four
Dental implant secured dentures provide patients with long term health benefits. Missing teeth are detrimental to a person’s confidence, oral and systemic health. Replacing missing teeth with All-On-Four makes it possible to enjoy a healthy, functional smile again.
- Eliminates need for bone grafting
- Supports facial integrity
- Prevents further bone loss
- Allows patients to eat and speak normally
- Look and function like natural teeth
- Help reduce risk of gum disease
FAQ: All-On-4 Dental Implants
Do I qualify for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
While most patients qualify for All-On-Four dental implants, it is not an appropriate treatment for everyone. Dr. Harper and Dr. Anderson will meet with you in a one-on-one consultation. A thorough oral health exam and analysis of your bone structure will help your dentist determine if you are a successful All-on-4 dental implant candidate.
Is the All-On-Four treatment expensive?
The All-On-Four implant treatment is an investment in your oral health and your quality of life. Dental implant secured dentures can improve your confidence, your ability to speak and eat, and even your social and professional life. Having a beautiful healthy smile is important. The exact cost of treatment will vary depending on other treatments that are necessary to restore your oral health. While most insurance companies do not cover dental implants, our dental care team can help you maximize your benefits.