If you’ve been living with a mouthful of damaged or missing teeth, you know how much of an inconvenience it can be. Chewing can be difficult or painful. It can make you hesitant to smile or even speak. It used to be that dentures were the go-to solution for replacing an entire set of teeth. But in 1998, a Portuguese dentist introduced All-On-4® dental implants, and it completely changed the game for people needing to replace a full set of teeth.
The treatment involves anchoring a full dental arch prosthetic on just four dental implants — meaning no more denture adhesives, and no more worrying about your denture slipping when you laugh or chew.
And when you trust Jovan Prosthodontics with your All-On-4 dental implants, you’ll be confident in the care you receive. That’s because Dr. Ace is a specialist in the field of prosthodontics, which focuses on the cosmetic improvement, restoration, and replacement of teeth!
If you’re weighing your teeth replacement options in Round Rock, TX, give us a call at (512) 937-1398 to schedule a consultation! In the meantime, read on for five reasons why you’ll love All-On-4 dental implants from Jovan Prosthodontics.
1. It’s minimally invasive.
To truly understand the advantages of All-On-4, it’s helpful to understand the mechanics of dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots. It’s easy to forget that when you lose a tooth, you lost both the visible crown and the root, which fuses the tooth to your jaw bone.
Dental implants, which are carefully inserted into the jaw bone, allow you to replace the root of a missing tooth. In fact, after the implant is placed, the jaw bone heals around it, securing it in place just as it would a natural tooth root.
The dental implant is topped with a dental restoration, which replaces the visible part of a missing tooth or missing teeth. It’s common for a single dental implant to anchor a dental crown, which is a single-tooth prosthetic. But think about it: if you wanted to replace every tooth with a dental implant and a dental crown, that would require a lengthy procedure and substantial time to heal.
That’s where All-On-4 dental implants comes in. It allows you to anchor an upper or lower dental arch prosthetic to just four implants, making for a minimally invasive alternative to traditional dental implant treatment.
2. It’s cost-effective.
We’ve already mentioned that replacing every tooth in your mouth with a dental implant restored with a dental crown would require a lot of chair time. But it would also be an incredibly expensive procedure!
Because All-On-4 dental implants uses only four dental implants to anchor the restoration, it’s much more affordable.
You might think that cutting down on the number of dental implants means the prosthetic will be less reliable or less secure than other treatments. But the secret to All-On-4 dental implants lies in the placement of the implants. The two implants at the front of the mouth are placed vertically, similar to traditional dental implant placement. But the two anterior implants are placed at angles for a strong hold and long-lasting results.
3. It Reduces The Likelihood That You’ll Require A Bone Graft.
When you first inquire about dental implants, one of the things a dentist will do is assess your bone density to make sure your jaw bone can adequately support dental implants. If your bone is too thin or soft to support the implants, your dentist might suggest a bone graft.
A bone graft involves taking a special grafting material to increase the strength of the bone.
Because All-On-4 dental implants treatment eliminates the need for more than four dental implants on your upper or lower jaw, it’s less likely you’ll need a bone graft when you opt for All-On-4 treatment.
4. Experience Comfortable Dental Implant Placement.
At Jovan Prosthodontics, we’re proud to use state-of-the-art technology to thoroughly plan the placement of your dental implants. In fact, Dr. Ace is the only dentist in the world to have received a Master Certificate in Dental Technology (MCDT) from the National Board for Certification in Dental Technology! Our careful planning means placement is more precise and comfortable for you.
We also offer four levels of dental sedation to further minimize pain and stress during your procedure.
5. Past Patients Love Their Results!
All-On-4 dental implants has an incredibly high patient satisfaction rate. In fact, 98 percent of those who have replaced their teeth using All-On-4 dental implants say they would recommend it to a friend or family member!