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Our team at Dental Center at Baptist is skilled at all types of restorative services, including placing dentures on top of dental implants. Often called permanent dentures, implant-supported dentures allow people to have teeth 24-hours-a-day again.
If you are tired of having a removable denture, call us today to talk about your options. We work closely with the Dental Specialty Center at Baptist in the suite right next door. Their specialists can place the dental implants using a revolutionary system called the All-on-4 Treatment Concept to anchor a denture permanently in your mouth. It offers the look and feel of natural teeth and eliminates the need for the messy adhesives and nightly cleanings necessary with traditional removable dentures. You simply brush and floss the denture just as you would natural teeth. Best of all, the All-on-4 dental implant solution eliminates those embarrassing incidents caused by dentures slipping or falling out at unexpected moments.
Our dentists have been helping people smile with no-slip dentures for years. Please call our office today at (305) 921-0511 to find out how our dentist could help you, too.
Benefits of the All-on-4 Implant-Supported Denture Treatment
Nobel Biocare, a world leader in dental technology, developed the All-on-4 dental implant treatment in 1998. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have opted for All-on-4 dental implant therapy because it is less invasive than other procedures and prevents annoying incidences of dentures slipping.
Traditional dental implant surgery often requires repeated visits to your dental office for bone grafts to build up the jawbone so it can support the implants. With the All-on-4 treatment, however, bone grafts are rarely needed. As a result, patients heal more quickly and are able to enjoy the comfort and natural appearance of their permanent dentures supported by All-on-4 dental implants sooner. Many patients leave their implant-placement appointment with a temporary denture. In some cases, though, the permanent denture can be attached on the same day the implants are inserted. This is referred to as “teeth-in-a-day.” More often, though, you leave your appointment with a temporary denture, and then return to our office at a later date to have the permanent denture placed.
Because All-on-4 dental implants require fewer implants and less-invasive surgery, it is typically less costly than traditional implant surgery.
How the All-on-4 Treatment Procedure Works
All-on-4 dental implant therapy uses four dental implants that look like tiny screws to permanently attach a complete denture or bridge to the upper or lower jaw.
After you’ve been comfortably sedated, the Dental Specialty Center at Baptist implant expert will place two titanium posts directly into the jawbone in the front of your mouth and two more titanium posts tilted at a 45-degree angle in the back of your mouth. The 45-degree angle allows the dentist to place the implants deeper into the jawbone than is possible with traditional implants so bone grafts that are common with traditional implant surgery are no longer necessary.
Because titanium is compatible with human bone, the jawbone will begin to fuse around the implants in a few months, permanently locking them in place. After the All-on-4 dental implants have fused with the jawbone, the patient will return to Dental Center at Baptist so the temporary denture can be replaced with a permanent one that is custom-made to match the shape and shade of the patient’s original teeth. With All-on-4 dental implants, your denture will feel and look like your natural teeth.
Additionally, All-on-4 dental implants prevent the deterioration of the jawbone that naturally occurs when it no longer has natural teeth and root to support it. This deterioration can give denture wearers a gaunt appearance. With All-on-4 dental implants, your face looks fuller and healthier, and you’ll have a natural-looking smile that will last a lifetime.
Schedule an All-on-4 Treatment Concept Consultation
To see if All-on-4 dental implants are right for you, call Dental Center at Baptist at (305) 921-0511 to schedule a consultation. We’ll explain the All-on-4 procedure, tell you how much it will cost and let you know how soon you can get your new smile.