All-on-4® implants are a convenient and sturdy alternative to conventional dentures. At Smile with Care Dental of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado, Jeremy Glick, DDS, and his team of skilled dental specialists provide this type of implant restoration for people who are missing the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. All-on-4 implants allow for a natural feel when you eat or speak and give you a complete smile. To find out more about this revolutionary alternative to dentures, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental implants are restorations that replicate your natural tooth root. They consist of a titanium post placed directly into your jawbone. All-on-4 implants replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Your dentist strategically places four implants through your gums into the jawbone to hold a prosthetic row of teeth.
The arch of teeth permanently fastens to the implants, so you get a natural look and feel.
The biocompatible materials in the implants are completely safe for your bone and tissue.
Your dentist can use the implants to replace one or both arches; they can perform the surgery for all the needed implants in one visit.
Your All-on-4 implant procedure requires several visits. At the first consultation, your provider gathers important information about your medical and oral health history. They do a comprehensive exam of your mouth to ensure you have healthy gums and adequate bone to hold the implants.
CT scans are used to generate a 3D image of your jawbone and teeth. Your provider uses these scans to develop your customized All-on-4 plan, including optimal placement of the implant posts. Computer software creates a simulation of the implants so you can visualize your new smile.
When you come in for oral surgery, your provider administers local anesthesia so you feel very little during the process. They then make small incisions in your gums through which they insert the implants and place them into your jawbone.
You go home to recover for a few months. During this time, the implants fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Once the healing process is complete, you return to the office of Smile with Care Dental of Colorado to have your prosthetic teeth fixed and attached.
All-on-4 implants enhance your smile and facial appearance. They are easy to care for with routine brushing and flossing — no messy adhesives involved. Other benefits include:
All-on-4 implants can last a lifetime with good care.
Find out if you’re a candidate for All-on-4 dental implants. Call Smile with Care Dental of Colorado or schedule an appointment online today.