All-on-4™ Treatment Concept Santa Rosa
Teeth-in-a-Day™ Rohnert Park, Windsor CA
How can I replace all of my teeth?
We generally consider 3-4 options for replacing all of someone’s teeth. One option for replacing all of your teeth is with dental implants. The most expensive and invasive option is to have an individual implant and crown placed for each missing tooth. However, All-on-4 or Pro Arch dental implants are a more affordable option. Full mouth dental implants uses just four implants to support a full-arch dental prosthesis resembling a denture but permanently fixed in the mouth.
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How are Full Mouth Dental Implants placed?
During All-on-4 or Pro Arch implant placement, you are sedated and your gums are numbed with a local anesthetic for a comfortable, pain-free procedure. Any remaining teeth are extracted before the implants are placed.
Dr. Jordan makes small incisions in your gums to reveal the jawbone. Dental implants that resemble screws are placed in the jawbone in four locations based on the strength and width of the jawbone and how the dental prostheses will be attached. Because this technique uses only 4 screws, it is a better option for most patients and usually does not require bone grafting before placement. The gums are then sutured closed around the implants. After the implants are in place, a connector of some type (a bar, ball & socket, or snap-on attachment) is attached to the implants to support a dental restoration.
Patients go home the same day with a temporary denture attached to the implants to allow the implants time to fuse with the jawbone. In some cases, the permanent prostheses can be attached the same day as the implants are placed, depending on the strength of the jawbone and the type of dental prosthetic used. Once the implants are stable, you return to our office to have a full arch of replacement teeth attached.
Has dental technology made it easier to replace missing teeth?
Absolutely! Dr. Jordan uses 3D imaging, CBCT scanning, and photogrammetry to precisely guide her in placing implants in optimal locations for stability and function. She relies on the quality of Nobel and Straumann technology for superior fit, comfort, and a natural appearance. With full mouth dental implants, patients who have been told in the past they are not good candidates due to bone loss can get full-mouth dental implants for a lifetime of healthy eating, chewing, and smiling with confidence.
How long do full mouth dental implants take to heal?
Although you leave our office with a full arch temporary prosthesis, it takes time for the implants to fuse with the jawbone. This process, called osseointegration, takes three months or longer. During this time, a soft diet allows the jawbone and gums time to heal before your permanent restoration is attached.
How do I clean my full-mouth dental implants?
Fixed dental implants are cared for like natural teeth. Flossing daily and brushing twice daily will keep them clean and prevent the buildup of plaque or tartar along the gumline. It is important to see your dentist regularly for a professional cleaning and to ensure your dental prosthetic is still in good shape.
If you have questions about full-mouth dental implants or would like a consultation to see whether All-on-4 or Pro Arch dental implants are appropriate to replace your missing teeth, call our office at Santa Rosa Office Phone Number 707-544-2811 or request an appointment online.