All-On-4® Implants: A Natural-Looking, Beautiful Solution for Missing Teeth
When you have missing teeth, it’s essential to seek treatment to restore aesthetics and function, and preserve the bone structure as well. The All-on-Four treatment is a conservative approach to teeth replacement that uses four dental implants with a full arch bridge attached. This treatment can give you back a complete smile that renews dental function and prevents the progression of bone loss.
Restore your smile and your quality of life with advanced All-On-Four implant treatment by professional prosthodontist Madelyn Fletcher-Stark, DDS, MSD. We provide dental care with compassion, integrity, and a personal touch to the communities of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, North Valley, and the surrounding areas.
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How All-on-Four Dental Implants Work
The technology and techniques used in dental implants have improved dramatically, making this the preferred method for replacing one tooth or many. By replacing a tooth from root to crown, implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth. All-On-Four treatment is an advanced implant procedure that comprehensively promotes overall oral health.
Implants are surgically placed into bone tissue, which grants a stable foundation for your permanent prosthetics. The implant posts are fabricated from titanium, so they are biocompatible and resilient. This process is customized to your unique jaw structure and the number of teeth missing to restore your bite without undergoing multiple procedures.
The implant posts require a specific density of bone to support them. Dr. Stark will take 3D images and digital photographs to create a computerized, surgical plan to ensure the best fit and cosmetic result.
Dr. Stark has extensive experience with this treatment and makes sure you are well-informed of every step of the way and does all she can to ensure your comfort and safety. Along with convenient sedation options, we also have state-of-the-art equipment maintained with high importance on sterilization and OSHA practices.
When planning full mouth reconstruction with All-On-Four implants, Dr. Stark meticulously plans the type of materials based on functional, aesthetic, and personal factors. We only use dental laboratories in the US and those that work with the highest-quality metals, ceramics, and resins.
Pros & Cons of All-On-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 implant placement is beneficial because it uses the most efficient placement based on bone structure to simplify installation and promote durability and function. Implants are placed in areas with the strongest bone density, sometimes at an angle, to capitalize on the best available structure. This combination allows you to receive treatment in less time and promotes faster healing.
Because the titanium implants are eventually integrated into the jaw, they help reduce or stop bone resorption. Other benefits include:
- Secure implants prevent shifting and loosening, no adhesives needed
- Minimal disruption to your lifestyle by using only one surgery
- Restoration to overall dental health reduces the need for more complex treatments later
- In some cases, the whole smile can be restored in one day
- No dietary restrictions or speech difficulties
- No pressure on your gums provides greater comfort
The only potential drawback of All-On-Four implants is that they can’t be placed in molar areas, so there needs to be adequate bone density in the anterior (front) jawbone. In cases where the jaw is not strong enough to support the implant, Dr. Stark can perform additional procedures that will allow for successful implant placement. Bone grafts, sinus augmentation, and other regenerative procedures can significantly increase your chances of becoming a good candidate for this treatment.
As a periodontal specialist, Dr. Stark can diagnose, evaluate, and treat many conditions relating to the gums and jaws to optimize implant treatment and benefit your overall oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions About All-On-Four Dental Implants
The implants will need from three to eight months to completely fuse with your jawbone. However, normal function is usually restored seven days after surgery.
All-On-Four treatment is a permanent dental solution that can last 20 years or more with proper care. Most studies show a 94 percent success rate after ten years.
The total cost of your implant treatment will depend on several factors, including your initial oral health condition and the complexity of your prosthetic fabrication. In general, the price will range between $3,500 and $30,000 for a single plate, top or bottom. If you consider the cost of long-term care of dentures, crowns, and other prosthetics, All-On-Four can be much more economical in the long run. Check with our friendly staff to learn about all our payment options so you can receive this revolutionary treatment.
One of the best features of your All-On-Four dental implants is that they only require the same care as your natural teeth would. Daily brushing and flossing along with regular check-ups and cleaning are all you need to maintain a robust and reliable set of teeth.
Expert Dental Implant Care in Albuquerque
If you have missing teeth and have been searching for a permanent restorative solution, Fletcher-Stark Dentistry can help. We utilize modern technology and the latest in dental implant techniques to make sure your smile is restored. Our St. Louis office offers the best dental implant care you can find, and your well-being is our focus.
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