Dentist Brea, CA
If you have experienced substantial tooth loss or tooth decay, then you may be a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are designed to replace your damaged or missing teeth. This is accomplished by removing any remaining damaged teeth and installing titanium posts and dental crowns into your mouth. Our team at Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry uses an innovative installing technique called the All-on-4® Treatment Concept to give you a brand-new smile with reduced stress on your jaw and gums.
How Is This Concept Different From Traditional Implants?
Traditional dental implants require that one post be installed for every tooth being replaced. As you can imagine, this places a tremendous amount of stress on your jawbone and requires that it be exceptionally strong to withstand this stress. The All-on-4 concept allows our team to install your new set of teeth using only four total metal posts.
When installing implants using this concept, our professionals will place one post on each quadrant of your mouth, two on the lower jaw, and two on the upper jaw. Each of these posts is larger than the post used for traditional implants because each one will be responsible for supporting one-fourth of the replacement teeth being installed. These posts are made of the same material as those used for traditional implants and will last for the rest of your life.
What Are the Benefits?
The biggest perk to the All-on-4 Treatment Concept is that it reduces the likelihood of needing a bone graft. This is because no posts are being installed towards the rear of your mouth, which is where the jawbone is thinnest and most prone to fracture. The posts are installed nearer to the midline of your mouth, where the bone is thickest and most able to effectively fuse with the implants.
In addition, most patients have a reduced healing time with the All-on-4 because of the reduced amount of trauma. Your mouth only needs to heal and fuse with four metal posts as opposed to several dozen. The All-on-4 concept allows most patients to receive their final set of teeth on the same day that the posts are installed, eliminating the need for an additional dental visit.
Will I Need a Bone Graft?
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept does not completely eliminate the chances of needing a bone graft, but it does substantially decrease the likelihood that you will need one. The only way that our team can determine if you need a bone graft is through a thorough oral exam and advanced imaging. After these images are collected, then our professionals can review them and let you know if you need a preparatory procedure. Even if you need a bone graft, there is no need to worry because it is a simple and highly successful procedure that can improve your candidacy for implants with the All-on-4 treatment.
If you have considered dental implants in the past or are a new candidate, then it is time to come see our team at Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry so that they can discuss the many benefits of the All-on-4 Treatment Concept with you. You can schedule your consultation by calling our office at (657) 341-0808 today.