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One of the major drawbacks to traditional dentures is their propensity to slip or fall out at the most embarrassing moment. If this has happened to you or you’re afraid it will, then the All-on-4 implant denture procedure might be right for you. All-on-4 dentures use four titanium posts to anchor a full bridge to your jaw and they can be used for both upper and lower jaw applications. If you’re interested in obtaining All-on-4 dental implants in Woodbridge, then call our office and make an appointment.
Are All-on-4 Implants Considered Dentures?
All-on-4 implant dentures have revolutionized the denture world and provided considerable peace of mind for denture wearers. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to decay, periodontal disease, the aging process or trauma, the All-on-4 dental procedure can help you regain the ability to chew and smile without being self-conscious. Since they look and function like your natural teeth, no one will know they’re dentures.
What’s the All-on-4 Implant Procedure?
During your first appointment, your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, your teeth, and your gums to determine if you need additional dental work before we start on your All-on-4 installation. If you need extra work, your All-on-4 dentist will complete it beforehand, then we’ll start on the All-on-4 implant dentures procedure.
We’ll administer a mild sedative, then your All-on-4 dentist will install two titanium posts in the back of your mouth and two in the front. The rear posts will be installed at a 45-degree angle which will provide additional security and preclude the need for a bone graft in most cases. Since the titanium posts are biocompatible, you won’t need to worry about a reaction and the incision sites should heal quickly.
We’ll provide you with a temporary denture to wear until your sites have healed and your permanent All-on-4 implant dentures are installed. When your sites have healed, you’ll return to our office and your dentist will install your custom-made permanent appliance. Your denture will be the same color and shape as your natural teeth, so you can be very comfortable with your smile.
Sometimes, we’re able to provide an All-on-4 dental implant in one visit. If you’re interested in this service, call our Woodbridge office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Are There Special All-on-4 Before and After Instructions That I’ll Need?
After your implants have been installed, you’ll be given care instructions. Also, you’ll be given additional care instructions after your permanent All-on-4 dentures are installed. It’s imperative that you follow your aftercare instructions so that an infection doesn’t set in. They’ll be easy to follow but call our Woodbridge office if you have any questions about them. Your All-on-4 implant dentures will require a good oral hygiene program, they’re not maintenance-free dentures. With good oral hygiene, your implant dentures should last a lifetime.
Are All-on-4 Dental Implants Expensive?
Your All-on-4 dental implants cost will depend on several factors and will be unique to you. Factors that will influence your final cost include additional work that needs to be done and any insurance coverage you have. If you need All-on-4 dental implants but can’t afford them, call our office to learn about our many financing options. We don’t want you to forego needed treatment due to financial concerns, so call us today.
What’s the Difference Between All-on-4 Dentures and Traditional Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants use four titanium posts to permanently anchor a full dental arch. This procedure requires only four implants, so it’s much less invasive than traditional dental implants. Traditional implant dentures can require up to 10 implants per arch and can necessitate a bone graft, so it’s a very invasive procedure. If you have more questions, call our Woodbridge office and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Are All-on-4 Dentures Really More Stable Than Traditional Dentures?
All-on-4 dental implants are considerably more stable than traditional dentures. The All-on-4 system permanently anchors your teeth to your jaw, whereas traditional dentures rest atop your jawbone, anchored only by denture adhesive, which may be unreliable. All-on-4 dentures also help maintain the structural integrity of your jaw, which traditional dentures cannot.
Where Can I Find All-on-4 Dental Implants Near Me?
If you’re wondering where to get All-on-4 dental implants, then we have your answer. Call Dental One Associates of Woodbridge at (703) 910-5020 and we can help you. We’re qualified in the Woodbridge area for the All-on-4 treatment and we’ve helped hundreds of patients regain their self-confident smiles, so call us today. We’re sure you’ll be happy with your new self-confidence and our work. We look forward to hearing from you.