The dental implants made by Nobel Biocare, All-on-4, provide a comprehensive way to fasten dentures to get a full-arch restoration. This process works by inserting the screws (dental implants) to four spots on the upper and/or lower arch. Compared to other enhancement dentures, All-on-4 utilizes fewer implants for a more secure hold. Dr. Justin Becerra suggests All-on-4 implants if you are wanting a completely restored mouth without the hassle and diet limitations of removable dentures. Several Lakewood, CO patients have enjoyed the advantages of the new All-on-4 procedure, appreciating quality outcomes. If you are interested in discovering more information on All-on-4 and custom-made dentures, then we invite you to make a consultation at Alpine Dental Arts.
All-on-4 implants may be utilized to substitute one or both dental arches together with dental implants connected to custom dentures. You may be an good candidate for All-on-4 implants in the event you prefer the advantages of implant-supported dentures compared to traditional, removable dentures, including no or few diet limitations, no sticky glues, without any denture soaking. You'll have to have sufficient gum and bone density in order to get implants, since the implants will rely upon your gums and bone to hold them in position. If necessary, gum and/or bone grafts might be required before the implants can be placed. Dr. Becerra can ascertain if this procedure is appropriate for you during your consultation and will help talk about all of your choices.
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"If you’ve ever felt anxiety about going to the dentist - look no more! Alpine Dental Arts provides a dentist, Justin Becerra, DDS, and staff that will ease your worries! My husband and I had been discussing changing our dentist. A friend of our family was insistent that we give her dentist a try, because her entire family was so impressed with them. My husband and I decided to give Alpine Dental Arts a try, and we actually signed up with a new dental plan to make that happen.We were NOT disappointed ~ Dr Becerra and his staff are amazing! We all know how important the front desk is for first impressions and accommodations. Ramona and Kathy are very welcoming to each and every client, greeting them by name. They are very knowledgeable on dental procedures, and are always willing to assist with all insurance needs. They share a great sense of humor, as does the entire staff, which always helps to make you feel a little more relaxed and comfortable, especially in a dental office.I had the pleasure of having my first 6 month checkup/cleaning done by Crystal. She did a fabulous job with cleaning my teeth, and I told her that she was the first hygienist to clean my teeth without any discomfort. After my cleanings, I leave their office feeling like I had not been to the dentist. Crystal is very professional, does a great job as a hygienist, and is very calming. I have not had the pleasure of working with Joan, but I’m sure she is just as accommodating and professional.Then there is Barb, who has totally turned my life around with a beautiful smile! She accomplished this without me having to go through expensive braces or invasive procedures. I’m 65, and had pretty much planned on dealing with my teeth as they were from here on out. Over the years, they had turned yellow, and it was difficult for me to smile when having my picture taken. The tops of my front lower teeth had been chiseled away by my teeth grinding. I had two upper, pointed canines that had open spaces between nearby teeth. I finally decided to have my teeth whitened professionally, since the over the counter products didn’t seem to do the job. Barb was so patient and explained the whitening process very thoroughly. During my followup visit, she suggested I might be interested in having some bonding work done on the above mentioned problem areas. I wasn’t even aware of such procedures. She actually performed a quick sample of the procedure on my teeth so I would have an idea of what it would look like (before and after). Needless to say, I had the procedures done by Barb, at a low cost. She was very careful, and it was obvious she is a perfectionist. She wanted everything placed perfectly and shining. It was a very simple and quick procedure, with no pain, and no novocaine. It did wonders for my self-esteem!The newest member of the team, Justin Becerra, DDS, replaced the previous and wonderful Steven Anundsen, DDS (who retired). Dr Becerra is amazing as well. Both my husband and I felt very comfortable with Dr Becerra, and both agreed that he is definitely well educated in his field. He kept the incredible staff, which was encouraging to their clients, right from the start. He is very professional, and joins the entire staff with the ability to enlighten your day. Kudos to Alpine Dental Arts!"- C.D. / Google / Sep 06, 2018
What to Expect
The first step in the All-on-4 process is to take digital impressions and x-rays of your mouth. Dr. Becerra will develop your personal treatment program and discuss your choices for sedation throughout your procedures. During your first procedure, the dental implants will be placed in your gums and jawbone. Dr. Becerra will put a temporary cover to protect the dental implants as your gums and jawbone recover and your dentures are made. In a few months, you should come back to get your custom-made dentures connected and adjusted for a comfortable fit.
You might feel some pain and discomfort in your mouth following implant surgery. While you're wearing your temporary dentures, there'll be some dietary limitations and cleaning directions to follow. You'll also come in for routine follow-ups throughout the recovery period so Dr. Becerra can check your recovery and be sure that the implants are healing into your gums and bone. As soon as your custom dentures have been placed, you should clean them just like normal teeth with regular flossing and brushing. You should still visit Alpine Dental Arts for yearly examinations and twice yearly professional cleanings to maintain your dentures, and so Dr. Becerra can track the health of your gums and jawbone.
Certain insurance companies may provide partial coverage for custom dentures and All-on-4 implants. It's very likely that there will be some personal expenses; however, our staff will use your insurance company to optimize your policy. If you do not have insurance, Alpine Dental Arts accepts numerous payments, such as low-interest medical financing. Dr. Becerra along with his staff will work with you to make your All-on-4 procedure fit into your budget.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
The unique All-on-4 system makes it easy to fully restore your teeth with just four implants along with custom dentures. The technology used enables you to prevent the clutter and constraints of removable dentures to give you a smile that feels and looks natural. Dr. Becerra will explain the advantages of All-on-4 and help you determine if you are a candidate. Contact Alpine Dental Arts in Lakewood, CO for a consultation.