Dental implants have long been considered the gold standard in tooth restoration due to their benefits of stability and permanence. When compared with removable dentures, they offer numerous health, comfort, and convenience advantages, but unfortunately, cost more than dentures when placed individually. A restoration known as All-on-4® combines these two methods to provide an affordable, yet secure option for tooth replacement.
Benefits of All-on-4
Aesthetics: You will restore a beautiful, healthy smile. Your periodontist in Leesburg, VA, will replace missing or failing teeth with a permanent restoration. A temporary set of teeth will be placed the same day as your implants for immediate and dramatic change.
Nutrition: No special diets are required. The stability of implants allows you to eat whatever you like without worrying about whether your restoration will shift or slide. You will, however, be able to chew properly again, and enjoy a wider range of foods for a more balanced diet.
Oral Health: Implant posts replicate the function of tooth roots, stimulating the bone to prevent the resorption that occurs after tooth loss. Implants stop the deterioration process, helping you to maintain bone health indefinitely. This includes the bone that makes up your facial structure.
Convenience: Due to the limited number of implant posts needed for All-on-4, even patients who have experienced some bone loss can select All-on-4 without undergoing bone grafting. Four implants are strategically placed to provide the most stable foundation for your dental prosthetic.
Who Is a Good Candidate for All-on-4?
- You no longer want to manage the complications of removable dentures.
- You want a cost-effective, permanent solution.
- You may have lost some bone density, but do not want to undergo bone grafting procedures.
- You require a replacement of an entire arch of teeth at one time.
- You want your teeth placed immediately.
If you think that you would be a good candidate for the All-on-4 procedure, contact Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche to schedule a consultation. Dr. Kharmouche is an experienced periodontist in Leesburg, VA, who can help you determine which restoration is right for you.