16 Jun Dental Implants: The All-on-4 Procedure
More than likely, someone you know has benefited from implant dentistry. These services provided by an oral surgeon involve addressing the loss of permanent teeth with biocompatible, durable prosthetics. Dental implants have become the go-to method for replacing lost teeth because they function like natural teeth and provide more stability than traditional prosthetics such as dentures. Implants may replace a single missing tooth or an entire set of teeth. For patients who require a whole set of replacement teeth, the All-on-4 procedure anchors natural looking prosthetics to dental implants.
The All-on-4 procedure is a patented method for permanently anchoring and supporting prosthetic teeth in edentulous patients. By utilizing the strategic placement of four mini dental implants, an arch of replacement teeth is anchored in place to enhance oral function and promote patient comfort and confidence.
For patients who require a whole set of replacement teeth, the All-on-4 procedure anchors natural looking prosthetics to dental implants.
Dental implants are textured rods made of titanium. These rods are implanted into the jawbone by our oral surgeon. Used to replace a tooth’s roots, dental implants prevent jawbone atrophy and gum recession while also supporting prosthetics. Because of titanium’s unique chemical structure, bone will ultimately fuse to the implant, permanently securing it in place. This natural process, called osseointegration, is similar to how bone self-repairs after a fracture.
Once the four implants are surgically inserted into the jaw, a set of prosthetic teeth will be attached to the implants. These dentures are made from natural looking materials that resemble the appearance of both gums and teeth. Once the procedure is complete, patients leave our office with a renewed sense of self and a full set of teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, which rest on top of the gum tissue, the All-on-4 method provides a stable biting surface that prevents prosthetics from moving in the mouth when speaking and eating.
To help prevent bone atrophy and restore oral function, our oral surgeon strongly encourages you to consider your tooth replacement options. To reserve a consultation, contact our skilled and caring team at Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates today.