The All-on-four implant system is a method of securing specially designed dentures so that they stay in place and do not come out. It is not the ideal solution for every patient, but for those who are good candidates, it is a great way to get a terrific looking smile and restore chewing efficiency.
Benefits of denture stabilization
Patients with upper dentures appreciate the fact that there is no palate, meaning that nothing is covering the roof of the mouth. Those with lower dentures love the fact that their appliances stay in place, and do not slip or rub sore spots on the gums. Dr. Martin and his team at Richmond Smile Center love the fact that this procedure can put a big, happy smile on a patient’s face.
Once we have determined that a patient is a candidate for All-on-4, we begin by explaining the procedure and what to expect, and answering any questions. We use advanced diagnostics to evaluate the jawbone and other oral structures, facilitating precision treatment planning.
After the initial consultation, we create the treatment plan, and have the first set of teeth ready prior to the surgery.
Placement of the dental implants is a fast and minimally invasive procedure, and your temporary teeth will immediately be attached to the implants. That means when you leave our office you will have a whole, beautiful, functional smile, with minimal post-procedure discomfort.
It takes several months for the bone tissue to bond with the dental implants. Once that has occurred, we can move on to the next step, which is creating your final set of teeth. We will take into consideration any comfort or aesthetic issues that you’ve had with the temporaries. Some patients are so delighted with their first set of teeth that they choose to skip this second step.
Why choose Richmond Smile Center
Many dentists offer All-on-4, but the procedure is not the same at every office. Our treatment is unique because we do comprehensive facial evaluation and build your smile from the outside in, which means that we design teeth to properly support facial tissues for a natural, youthful appearance. Restoring and preserving the oral structures is also very important for proper muscle functionality.
We use advanced techniques including healing factors taken from the patient's own body along with lasers and other techniques to facilitate rapid healing.
If you think the All-on-4 procedure may be right for you, call Richmond Smile Center at 804.417.7203 and schedule an appointment.