Are you missing all or most of the teeth on either or both of your upper or lower arches? Have you considered dental implants or dentures? Don’t know which one to choose? You might even want to upgrade your denture, but are reticent about getting so many implants. Why not go with a hybrid that combines the best aspects of each? The All-on-4® implant treatment concept is an innovative solution for individuals with significant tooth loss that might be right for you.
If you were to invest in regular dental implants, the treatment process would take several appointments, several procedures, and a lengthy recovery period. It would also be extremely expensive if you were to replace all of your teeth with individual dental implants.
So How Does All-on-4® Work?
First, you would come in for an appointment and consultation with Dr. Mettler. Dr. Mettler would answer any questions you might have, determine your eligibility, and take impressions and x-rays.
One of the challenges of traditional implants is bone loss and finding a suitable spot on the jaw to anchor the titanium rod of the implant. Bone loss will occur at a more rapid pace when you lose a tooth because there is not enough weight on the bone to keep it strong, so the bone recedes. If there is not enough bone mass in the desired area, you would have to undergo a bone grafting procedure. After a period of recovery, you would come in again and have a second surgery to install the dental implants.
With the All-on-4® treatment concept we would only install four implants, and bone grafting is often not necessary. Once the implants have been placed, we will affix a temporary prosthetic onto the implants. You will be sent home to heal. After you have finished healing, you will come back in, and we will replace the temporary prosthetic with a permanent one.
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If you think that this solution might be right for you, call us today at 623-487-4870 so that we can start restoring your smile today!