All-On-4 Dental Implants
Looking to restore your teeth in a day in Scottsdale, AZ? All-on-4 dental implants may be the perfect solution. As a specialist in dental implants, Dr. Mellas uses the latest technology and treatments to offer the most advanced treatment options. Patients who have lost all of their teeth or are unhappy with their dentures may be good candidates for all-on-4 dental implants.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 is a teeth replacement process that involves using four small implants to support a full arch of prosthetic teeth. The implant used is an innovative fixture that is placed in the jaw bone and then attaches securely to the denture arch. All-on-4 dental implants are also sometimes referred to as “teeth in a day.” All-on-4s have been in use for several years, and the procedure is FDA-approved.
Teeth in a Day Denture Implants Process
Because the implants used for the all-on-4 procedure are smaller and made uniquely, they don’t require such an extensive amount of bone for placement. Therefore, all-on-4 dental implants normally don’t require the time-consuming procedures that come along with traditional dental implants like bone grafting and lifting the sinuses. The general process involves:
- A detailed evaluation using the latest imaging technology to examine the jaw bones and determine proper implant placement
- An appointment to place the dental implants
- Obtaining a temporary denture to wear until the implants are healed
- Being fitted with the final, permanent denture
All-on-4 Dentures FAQs
Why work with a periodontist for all-on-4 implants?
Periodontists like Dr. Mellas undergo extensive training to gain knowledge about dental implant surgery. These professionals are better able to assess whether patients would be good candidates and trust only the latest technology to ensure the best possible outcome.
Who should get all-on-4 dentures?
All-on-4 dental implants are an excellent option for patients who are already missing all of their teeth. However, patients who are facing the loss of remaining teeth can also benefit from the procedure. The implants are also a good option who may have lacking gum tissue to seat dentures and hold them in place. In general, as long as a patient does not have medical issues that would affect the healing process, they would be a good candidate.
How long will all-on-4 dental implants last?
Implants can last several decades or even a lifetime when they are properly placed. However, the denture that is mounted to the implant may need to be replaced as the prosthetic teeth wear.
Trust Dr. Pete N. Mellas, DMD for All-on-4 Implants in Scottsdale, AZ
If you are looking for a way to restore your smile quickly, teeth in a day in Scottsdale. AZ may be the answer. Reach out to our office to schedule a consultation to find out more and get the process started.