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Denture wearers often experience worry and stress over the possibility that their dentures will slip or fall out while they are eating or speaking. These situations can prove embarrassing and may result in a reduced willingness to engage in social interactions.
All-on-4 implant procedures are a great way to ensure that dentures stay in place permanently and that they cannot slip out of place. At Dental One Associates of Manassas, we work with you to determine the most appropriate and practical options for your dental care needs in Manassas. Our team will work with you to decide if All-on-4 is right for you.
Is an All-on-4 Implant Right for Me?
Dental implants are used to provide attachment points between the bone of the jaw and artificial teeth. In most cases, implants support just one or two teeth rather than an entire row of upper or lower teeth. All-on-4 implants, however, are designed specifically to provide support for an entire row of teeth with just four implants. This ensures the most cost-effective solution for missing and damaged teeth, while promoting the greatest stability for the dentures we provide to our patients.
How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?
Unlike the vertical application that characterizes most traditional dental implants, All-on-4 dental implants are designed to go into the jaw at an angle. This allows the most secure attachment for the rear posts and will often allow patients with significant bone loss to qualify as candidates for All-on-4 procedures. The posts used for All-on-4 implants are made of titanium, which is known for its compatibility with bone and its ability to generate faster recoveries for patients.
All-on-4 Before and After Treatment Steps
Your All-on-4 dentist will discuss all the steps of your treatment with you when we begin the process of preparing your mouth. This usually consists of the following steps:
- A complete examination of your mouth, including your gums
- X-rays to determine the condition of your jaw and the roots of your teeth
- Extraction of teeth on the upper or lower row of your mouth or on both rows
- Determining the proper placement for the implants needed for your procedure
Once your mouth is ready, your dentist will schedule an appointment to place your implants. A temporary denture will be applied to allow you to eat and smile normally during the healing process. Once the implants have healed, we will make an appointment with you to apply your new dentures, which represents the last major step in your All-on-4 application.
How Much Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?
Your All-on-4 procedure will vary in cost depending on the condition of your teeth, gums, jaw and the amount of work needed to prepare your mouth for the implant and denture application process. Our team will discuss the specifics of your treatment costs with you to make sure that you receive the most practical solutions for your needs and your budget. We bill to most major dental insurance companies and work with your dental plan to make sure they pay for as much of your treatment as possible. This will reduce your out-of-pocket costs and will help you to deal with the expenses of dental care more effectively. Dental One Associates of Manassas is willing to work with you to provide payment plans and options that work for you and your family.
How Are All-on-4 Implants Different from Traditional Implants?
Traditional implants are inserted vertically and provide support for just a few teeth or one individual artificial tooth. The front implants for All-on-4 procedures are placed in this same way. However, the rear implants are put in at a 45-degree angle to the jaw, which allows these titanium posts to reach much further into the bone of the jaw. This ensures the greatest stability and allows your dentures to remain securely in place even under pressure and to provide the most natural experience for you when biting, chewing or speaking.
How Are Traditional Dentures and All-on-4 Dentures Different?
All-on-4 dentures do not cover the roof of the mouth as traditional dentures do. Because these dental appliances are attached to implants, they do not need to adhere to the roof of the mouth for greater stability. This can help patients who invest in All-on-4 implants and dentures to feel more comfortable and to enjoy a more natural experience during their daily activities.
Where Can I Find All-on-4 Dental Implants Near Me?
If you are considering All-on-4 treatment options in Manassas, our team can help you find the right options for your needs. Call Dental One Associates of Manassas today at (571) 535-2365 to schedule an appointment with our team of All-on-4 experts. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you now and in the future.