All On 4 Dental Implants: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients
Dental implants are considered the golden standard for replacing missing teeth because they provide a complete replacement both above and below the gum line. Dental implants are great for replacing a single tooth, but what if you are looking to replace an entire arch and are seeking an implant alternative to traditional dentures? All-On-4 dental implants are a great full-mouth dental implant option for those looking to replace their top, bottom, or both arches of teeth. Dr. Anu Mohan is happy to offer this revolutionary form of restorative dentistry that is reliable, efficient, and effective for patients with missing teeth.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
If you need to replace an entire arch of teeth with dental implants, All-On-4 is an excellent choice. Utilizing 4 to 6 dental implants, we can restore the entire upper or lower arch of your teeth in a way that is natural in appearance and fully functional. The implants are strategically placed to maximize the required support and stability so that the need for bone grafting or additional implants can be avoided.
All-On-4 dental implants come in various materials, including zirconia, acrylic, porcelain, or a combination. While acrylic prostheses are the more affordable, porcelain may provide a more natural look and better strength and durability. The cost of your treatment will vary based on various factors, including any additional procedures required before implant placement, like a bone graft or sinus lift.
The All-On-4 Dental Implant Procedure
Once you have decided that All-On-4 dental implants are right for you, we will begin with a consultation with Dr. Mohan. This consultation will include an oral health assessment, x-rays, cone-beam radiographs of your mouth, and a discussion about your oral health goals. Once we have determined if you are a good candidate for treatment, we will schedule a date and time for your surgery.
Implant placement is performed with the patient under anesthesia, ensuring that you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Once implantation is complete, we will attach a temporary prosthesis so you can leave our office with a functional smile. Though this prosthesis may look like a fully functional smile, it is not. This is because you will need time to heal and allow the jawbone to fully integrate around the implants. This process can take 3 to 4 months.
Caring For Your All-On-4 Dental Implants
Once your implants have been placed and you are healed, you will now need to care for them properly to ensure they last a lifetime. Dr. Mohan will provide specific instructions on how to best care for your prosthesis, including tips on brushing and flossing. We highly recommend you continue with regular dental checkups so Dr. Mohan can monitor the state of your implants and address any concerns quickly.
Choose All-On-4 Dental Implants Today!
If you seek a transformative solution to tooth loss, All-On-4 dental implants are just what you have been looking for. By understanding what to expect of the process and expectations on how you can best care for your new prosthesis, you are now armed with the knowledge needed to decide if you would like to learn more about this restorative solution. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohan and our team at I-Rise Dental, please call our office at (858) 465-8717.
She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including implants, crowns, bridges, clear aligners, and cosmetic and special-needs dentistry. She provides modern treatments to her patients in a safe, comfortable, and relaxed environment and adopts a holistic approach to suit every patient’s age and unique needs. She loves building long-lasting relationships with her patients.
Dr. Mohan has been featured in numerous journals and received the TOP General, Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist Award from Women in Medicine in 2021.