Decatur AL All-On-4 Dental Implants
For patients who have lost their natural teeth, All-on-4 dental implants provide a practical alternative to traditional implant-supported dentures without the hassles of bone grafting.
This procedure, sometimes called Teeth-in-a-Day, creates permanent dentures using four strategically placed dental implants to secure and support the replacement teeth. At Drake and Wallace Dentistry, we recommend this procedure to our patients who want a comfortable, secure denture but want to avoid an expensive and time-consuming bone grafting procedure.
If you’re ready to speak, eat, and smile with confidence again — and to have your new smile in a hurry — this may be the ideal tooth replacement option for you.
How All-On-4 Dental Implants Work
As the name suggests, this procedure uses four high-quality dental implants to anchor a full denture (upper and/or lower arch) to the jawbone. Unlike traditional attached dentures, however, you don’t have to undergo any bone grafting.
While you’re under anesthesia, our oral surgeon will place four (or, occasionally, six) high-quality dental implants into the anterior portion of the jawbone. These implants are situated and angled where the jawbone density is greatest, eliminating the need for bone grafting. To these implant posts, we affix permanent, non-removable dentures.
All-on-4 implants help patients get a full set of permanently attached replacement teeth in as little as one day, eliminating the need to undergo multiple procedures or wait for months while bone grafts “take.”
Most patients are good candidates for this procedure, as long as they are in good overall health. Of course, no tooth replacement procedure is right for everyone. To discover the best approach that meets your goals and your budget, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Drake or Dr. Wallace.
Why Choose All-On-4 Dental Implants?
Traditional denture wearers recognize the benefits of implant-supported, permanent dentures but, often, they don’t want the expense or time necessary for bone grafting. Because the All-on-4 procedure lets us bypass those extra steps, it has become one of our most in-demand services for tooth replacement.
And, because implants serve the same functions as natural tooth roots, they will ward off facial collapse by preserving the existing bone tissue in the jaw. You’ll care for your affixed dentures just as you did your natural teeth and, with a good dental hygiene regimen, your replacement teeth can potentially last you a lifetime.
Finally, because we can complete your all-on-4 procedure in as little as one day, you won’t have to wait to start showing off your new smile.
Do you wish you had a complete set of replacement teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth did? If removable dentures have you missing the comfort and function of your own teeth, we would love to tell you more about this exciting procedure.
If you’ve had enough with painful, ill-fitting removable dentures, call us to schedule an appointment, or you can request an appointment right here on our safe and secure website. We look forward to helping you explore All-on-4 dental implants as a quick and affordable solution to your removable denture problems.