Have you lost most or all of your teeth? Perhaps you are already wearing dentures but are ready to upgrade to a more reliable, permanent solution? Many patients who want to restore an entire missing arch of teeth find that they no longer have sufficient jawbone depth for traditional dental implants. Bone grafting can often help fortify a weak jawbone, but the lengthy procedure can add to overall cost and treatment time.
Fortunately, Dr. Gabriel Nossa offers a viable alternative at his conveniently-located Gainesville dental practice! All-on-4 implants can restore smiles faster and with less hassle than traditional dental implants.
Replacing a full row of teeth with traditional dental implants typically requires 6 to 8 implants. In contrast, the All-on-4 method utilizes just four strategically-placed implant posts to support a full arch dental prosthetic. The biggest difference is not only the number of posts, but where they are placed. All-on-4 implants are usually inserted at an angle in the front of the mouth, where the jawbone is naturally denser, thereby maximizing the bone-to-implant ratio.
The All-on-4 placement and restoration process usually unfolds as follows:
Individuals interested in restoring their smile with All-on-4 implants in Gainesville should first visit Dr. Nossa for a consultation. He will examine your mouth, including your bite alignment and jawbone structure, to ensure that All-on-4 implants are the best solution for you. Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate for this treatment if you:
All-on-4 restoration offers a wide range of attractive benefits, such as:
Traditional dental implants are a popular and reliable solution to replace missing teeth. However, restoring an entire upper or lower arch with traditional implant-supported dentures often requires up to 8 or more implants.
Patients who wear dentures or have been missing teeth for a long time likely have experienced jawbone deterioration, meaning their jaw cannot support so many implants without a time-consuming bone graft procedure.
With All-on-4 implants, patients can achieve a confident, full smile with half the number of implants needed and without bone grafting. The quick and easy procedure can usually be completed in just one visit to an experienced dentist in Gainesville!