Have you suffered extensive tooth loss? Dr. Tom Novak and our team offer a number of solutions that can rebuild your lost smile, including All-on-4 in Weatherford. This remarkable dental implant treatment is also known as Teeth in a Day because a provisional (temporary) dental prosthesis is placed on the same day as the implants. Essentially, you could go to sleep without any teeth and wake up from your procedure with a full, beautiful smile!
As its name implies, the All-on-4 treatment can replace an entire arch of teeth with as few as four dental implants. The success of the procedure hinges on the strategic placement of the implants. Dr. Novak places two implants toward the back of the jaw, inserting them at an angle. The other two go toward the front of the jaw. Placing the implants at these locations, where the jawbone is naturally thickest, allows the new teeth to have a strong base of support. Once the implants are in the bone, Dr. Novak attaches the temporary denture to them. After a healing period of several months, you can receive your permanent prosthesis.
One of the best things about the All-on-4 procedure is that even many patients who have already suffered bone loss in their jaw are good candidates for it. However, you do still require a significant amount of bone in the places where the implants will go. To find out for certain whether you are a candidate for the procedure, visit our office for a consultation. After our team takes some X-rays and talks to you about your oral and overall health, we’ll recommend the tooth replacement solution that we believe is best for your unique circumstances.
Some of the most outstanding benefits of All-on-4 implants include:
As noted above, All-on-4 dental implants in Weatherford offer a few advantages over their traditional counterparts, but that does not necessarily make them better. All-on-4 dentures are permanently attached to the implants, which may make oral hygiene a challenge for some patients. With traditional implants, you have the option of receiving a removable prosthesis that snaps onto the implants, which makes it easier to keep the gums clean. When you visit our team for your consultation, we’ll discuss all of the pros and cons of All-on-4 and traditional implants with you so you can make a confident and informed decision about your treatment.