All-On-4™ — Implant-Supported Dentures
One of the most popular alternatives to traditional dentures or a full set of dental implants is a procedure called All-on-4™. Performed by our extensively trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Arash Azarbal, this FDA-approved technique typically uses four implant supports to stabilize dentures, enhance their comfort and fit, and reduce treatment and recovery time. As with all of our dental services, the utmost care and a conservative approach is applied to provide you with an optimal outcome.
Implant-supported dentures usually have a lower cost and shorter time commitment for recovery than traditional dental implants. For instance, when traditional implant posts are placed, a patient needs to wear a denture for about six months or so until the implants have fused with the jawbone. The All-on-4™ system can streamline this process and eliminate the need for a temporary denture; however, this approach is not appropriate for everyone, including individuals with insufficient jawbone density. Dr. Azarbal can evaluate your oral structures and determine if this or another procedure can provide you with the best possible result.
How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work?
When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Azarbal will examine your oral structures, discuss your goals, and address any questions you may have. He will then take a 3D scan of your mouth to develop a customized treatment plan that includes precise details about the form, shape, size, bite, and color of your teeth. At the next visit, any remaining worn-down or damaged teeth will be removed, if necessary, and the four implants will be strategically placed according to the All-on-4™ technique and your unique needs. On the very same day, your dental restorations will be affixed to the posts, allowing you to return home with a more healthy and beautiful smile.
Your new teeth will be a little sensitive at first, and you should chew and eat with caution for the first six weeks. Dr. Azarbal can provide more specific instructions for care at your appointment. All-on-4™ implant-supported dentures are designed to provide a slip-free substitute for traditional dentures and to offer a strong, natural-looking and feeling alternative to a full set of dental implants.
Our goal is to provide you with the best dental service and treatment possible. For more information about All-on-4™ and implant-supported dentures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azarbal, please contact us today.