Are you missing a whole arch of teeth, and don’t find dentures appealing? Are you searching for a more permanent solution that will also help your jawbone heal? At the practice of Dr. Neil S. Stearns in Englewood, NJ, we offer a unique kind of dental implant that encompasses an entire arch of teeth, known as All-on-4 Implants. Patients who opt for this procedure can enjoy all the advantages of dental implants but with the added bonus of creating a full, complete smile. Let’s take a look at what sets All-on-4 apart.
We noticed that the denture was old and had become ill-fitting due to normal wear-and-tear. She’d had the denture for about 7 years. When we asked if she wanted a new set of dentures, she shook her head and asked if we had other solutions. Sensing that she was looking for a more advanced solution for dentures, we pointed her to All-on-4.
Once your full-arch denture has been constructed, then the denture implant is placed over the implants and clipped into place. Unlike dentures, the implants fix the All-on-4 in place, so there’s no adhesives needed.
A lot of patients are surprised by how fast the treatment is. And since the dentures are clipped in place, there’s little to no risk of the All-on-4 falling out while eating or talking. You can rest assured that your All-on-4 is stationary and strong, durable against most foods without requiring special preparation for meals.
Since All-on-4 follows the dental implant process, the implant fixtures undergo osseointegration. And just what is osseointegration? When the titanium fixtures are placed in the jawbone, the titanium triggers a reaction in the bone, where the bone weaves fibers around the implants and bonds it in place. This is what creates the permanence that people have associated dental implants with, and now you can take advantage of this with All-on-4.
When osseointegration takes place, it makes the implants feel like real teeth. Osseointegration also can heal the jawbone area, since regeneration is part of the fusion process. It can replenish the jawbone, causing you to look and feel younger. Since jawbone loss is a common side effect of tooth loss, and is responsible for the sunken cheek look; it helps that osseointegration can help reverse the effects for some patients.
Do you currently have dentures and want to make a change? Or are you at risk of losing all your teeth in one of your arches? Seek a more permanent solution in All-on-4 with Dr. Stearns in Englewood, NJ. All-on-4 provides the stability you need to eat the foods you love and keep a permanent smile on your face. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stearns and learn about how you can qualify for this unique treatment.