Tooth loss is an oral event that affects the health, wellness, and lifestyles of millions of American adults. While the loss of even a single tooth can cause significant impacts on dental health and physical appearance, losing multiple or a whole arch of permanent teeth is simply devastating. In the past, many patients who lost most or all of the teeth in one or both arches relied on conventional dentures to fill spaces left by tooth loss. While dentures may still be suitable for some individuals, a number of others are turning to the revolutionary option of All-on-4 dental implants.
All-on-4 implants expertly combine the benefits of implant dentistry with a fixed full-arch appliance. Unlike traditional dentures, which tend to present a number of challenges to the wearer, All-on-4 full-mouth implants use the jawbone for lasting support and offer a long-term solution to those living with (or facing) full-arch tooth loss. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and specialist in dental implantology, Dr. Jeffrey Allred is pleased to bring this innovative solution to San Marcos, CA patients. He and the team at Allred Dental are delighted to present the following information on why All-on-4 implants might just be the ideal solution to help you enjoy life after tooth loss.
Advantages of Choosing All-on-4 Implants
- Replace an entire arch of teeth (with only four implants)
- Immediate function and appearance
- Natural-looking replacement teeth
- Long-term stability and support
- Improved speaking, chewing, and biting capabilities
- Lower treatment cost (compared with individual implants)
- Same-day surgery and attachment of temporary teeth
Get to Know the All-on-4 Teeth Replacement Option
All-on-4 full-mouth implants from Allred Dental is a popular option among patients seeking dental implants in San Marcos, CA — and for good reason. This tooth replacement option features an array of appealing benefits to those seeking to replace most or all of their upper or lower teeth with the benefits of implant dentistry. Here are some of the highlights of All-on-4 implants for full-arch tooth replacement:
Unique implant positioning
To provide the highest level of support for a full-arch appliance, All-on-4 implants are placed at strategic, unique angles within the jawbone. The front two implants are positioned in a vertical direction, while the back two are angled precisely to increase implant-to-bone contact. Thanks to this unique approach to implant positioning, All-on-4 implants can often be placed without the need for bone grafts. This also creates a strong foundation for oral function, including enhanced support for biting and chewing activities. Though Dr. Allred also offers bone grafting procedures to prepare the mouth for ideal implant support, All-on-4 implants can often be placed in the presence of diminished bone levels.
Immediate load option
Many All-on-4 teeth replacement cases are an immediate load procedure, which means that functional replacement teeth are attached immediately after the implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. Once the implants have integrated fully with the supporting jawbone tissue, usually after a period of 3 – 6 months, the temporary appliance will be replaced with a permanent set of teeth for a natural-looking fit, feel, and function.
Fixed full-arch tooth replacement
Perhaps the most highly valued features of All-on-4 teeth replacement is the security, stability, and comfort this approach brings to the lives of patients choosing this option. After the implants have integrated with the jaw, a final set of custom replacement teeth will be fabricated of the highest quality materials. This full-arch appliance is then fixed securely to the four dental implants, offering balanced biting power and increased stability for oral function. Unlike many traditional dentures, All-on-4 replacement teeth do not rock, feel loose, or irritate the mouth. This option also provides long-term tooth replacement when compared with dentures, which often need to be relined or replaced every 5 – 7 years or so.
High patient satisfaction rating
Patients who opt for All-on-4 teeth replacement report a high level of satisfaction with this advanced treatment solution. In fact, 98% of All-on-4 patients indicate that they would recommend this option to others. All-on-4 full-mouth implants may be a great option for patients who are dissatisfied with their current dentures, those facing multiple tooth extractions, and individuals in the San Marcos, CA area who are simply looking for a lasting option for replacing a full-arch of teeth.
Partner With a Skilled Implant Specialist
All-on-4 implants may be a great option if you are facing or have suffered the loss of multiple teeth. However, it is extremely important that you partner with a dentist who is skilled in implantology. Dr. Allred has extensive training, expertise, and advanced skills in implant dentistry and can complete the entire All-on-4 implants procedure from Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA. This saves you from having to travel to several different offices to complete your tooth replacement procedure. He and our team use cutting-edge technology to plan for All-on-4 implant procedures and provide the most minimally invasive care for helping patients overcome the loss of teeth.
Have Missing Teeth? Learn if Implants Are Your Solution
Having the ability to talk, laugh, bite, chew, and enjoy your smile in comfort is something we think every person has the right to experience. If tooth loss is affecting your quality of life, whether you are unhappy with your dentures or need to have several teeth removed, we invite you to consider the option of All-on-4 implants. Dr. Allred is highly experienced in implant dentistry and has helped numerous San Marcos, CA patients take back their lives and smiles with All-on-4 replacement teeth. To see if All-on-4 implants are right for you and to learn more about your options for overcoming tooth loss, please get in contact with Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA today. We look forward to helping you enjoy a high-quality smile once again!