A smile can say a lot about you. If you’re considering a replacement for your damaged or missing teeth, it’s important that you understand all of your options. Today, you have many choices, including classic dentures, single implants, and partials. But the dental industry is constantly changing and improving, and we are excited to offer another option for our patients: All-on-4 Restoration.
This treatment removes all of your teeth in your upper or lower jaw and replaces them with a prosthetic held in place by four titanium implants.
All-on-4 is a procedure that can help you get a brand new smile possibly in just one day, and individuals from Great Neck to Briarwood are excited about its results. Below are just a few reasons why.
Patients who opt for All-on-4 Restoration, in certain cases can literally walk out of our offices with a new smile after the appointment. To prepare for that appointment, you’ll meet with our team, which will examine and measure your mouth, then take special molds or impressions of your mouth to use as a model for forming your new teeth. We use these to customize a prosthetic that perfectly fits your jaw. On the day of your procedure, we will remove your natural teeth and insert the posts into your jaw. This could be done either with local anesthesia or you may choose to sleep via IV sedation while the procedure is done. When you wake up from anesthesia, you will have a temporary prosthetic in place. Once your jaw is healed, you’ll pop back in and we will switch out your temporary prosthetic for your permanent one. This means that you’ll never be out in public with a missing smile.
Today’s tooth replacements are meant to be super realistic. In fact, most people won’t even think that you had the replacement procedure! All they will notice is your beautiful smile. All-in-4 in particular is great at blending in because all of your teeth will match in size, shape, and coloring. And because there’s no need to remove your prosthesis, you can treat your new teeth the same way you would treat your old ones by brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. They truly feel like your natural teeth.
One of the great features of this procedure is its stability. Unlike traditional dentures, you won’t have to remove your prosthetic for cleaning or modifying your eating habits. Because the prosthetic is secured to your titanium posts, and your titanium posts are secured to your natural bone, you’ll be set to face whatever foods come your way. All-on-4 implants are created to last a long time. This is especially true if you maintain proper oral hygiene, including regular check ups with your dentist and maintain a good overall health.
Our goal is to help you feel as comfortable and confident as possible – both in our facilities and out on the streets. If you’re interested and replacing your natural teeth, set up an appointment or ask about your different options during your next regular cleaning. We will be happy to review your choices and discuss the best option for your situation!