If you need dentures, one way to increase your satisfaction with the results of your treatment is to get All-on-4® dental implants. Brian Shahangian, DDS, Bita Shahangian, DDS, and the team at Los Feliz Dental Center in Los Angeles, California, place four titanium implants across your jawbone to support your custom denture so you can eat and speak easily. Call Los Feliz Dental Center for an appointment or book online today.
All-on-4 is a system of dental implants that work together to support a denture for your upper or lower arch. While most people know that a single implant can support a crown or bridge, few realize that you can also use implants for dentures.
Each of the four implants is evenly spaced across your jawbone. By reducing the number of implants you get to four, you can avoid damaging or weakening the bone with too many implants that are too close together. They provide the right amount of support without putting your health at risk in any way.
Los Feliz Dental Center offers All-on-4 for people missing most or all of their teeth and needing replacement. They’re an alternative to conventional dentures, which rely on denture adhesive or suction alone to stay in your mouth.
Replacing your teeth with All-on-4 can help you avoid the problems and changes that often come with losing most or all of your teeth. Here are some issues that All-on-4 can resolve or prevent:
Dental implants allow you to use restorations like dentures as if they were your natural teeth. You can use the entire force of your bite, and you don’t have to worry about your dentures slipping out of place or falling out entirely.
During your initial visit and consultation at Los Feliz Dental Center, the team conducts a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw. They use advanced digital X-rays to see the underlying bone and to detect any possible complications you need to address before surgery.
You might need treatments for issues like gum disease or jawbone resorption before you proceed with the process of getting All-on-4. Additionally, extractions must happen if you still have a couple of your original teeth.
After careful planning using digital imaging, it’s time for your first implant surgery. Unlike traditional implants for dentures, All-on-4 has a relatively low healing time, and you might be able to receive your dentures the same day as your surgery.
Call Los Feliz Dental Center or book an appointment online for an All-on-4 consultation today.