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.
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.