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Buchanan Dental Arts -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Buchanan Dental Arts

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Buchanan, NY

If you’ve lost any teeth in your smile and are looking for a more permanent solution to tooth loss, All-on-64 dental implants can be a viable alternative to dentures. At Buchanan Dental Arts in Buchanan, New York, the team regularly restores their patients’ smiles with All-on-64 dental implants. To request your consultation call or use the online booking tool.

All On 4 Q & A

What are All-on-4 dental implants?

All-on-4 dental implants are a type of implant-supported dental bridge that is surgically embedded into your jaw bone using titanium roots. All-on-4 dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth, but are much stronger, and can last a lifetime if they’re properly cared for. 

What are the benefits of All-on-4 implants?

Traditional dental implants typically use between six and eight implants per arch. All-on-4 implants, on the other hand, only use four. In addition, All-on-4 implants usually don’t require bone-grafting. Combined, both of these factors ensure a quicker recovery process and lower costs. 

All-on-4 implants can also:

  • Preserve your jaw bone
  • Restore your facial features
  • Make eating more comfortable

What’s more, All-on-4 implants boost your chewing capacity, increasing the force of your teeth by nearly 70%. As a result, you can eat your favorite foods without worrying about your teeth falling out or coming loose.

What is the procedure for getting All-on-4 implants?

Getting All-on-4 implants requires a minimum of at least two appointments. 

At your first appointment, your dentist orders a set of 3D X-rays to get a better look at your teeth and gums. The data obtained during this scan helps your dentist determine whether or not you’re a good candidate. 

If you have healthy bones and gum tissue, and it’s determined that you're a good candidate, your dentist then administers an oral sedative, ensuring you don’t feel any pain. Next, a series of titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbones; four on top and four on the bottom. 

After the posts are placed, your dentist puts a series of temporary crowns on top of them. Once the surgery is complete, your anesthesia wears off and you return home with a list of recovery instructions. 

In six months, you’ll schedule a follow-up appointment. At this time, your dentist places your permanent crowns and performs a final exam. You leave the office with fully functional arches that feel just like your natural teeth.

Can All-on-4 implants be combined with healthy teeth?

Yes. If you’re only missing one or two teeth, the team at Buchanan Dental Arts can create an implant-supported bridge for just part of your arch. This type of treatment is particularly beneficial for men and women who grind or clench their teeth. 

An implant-supported dental bridge alleviates pressure and in turn, prevents chipping, cracking, or other damage from taking place. 

To see if you qualify for All-on-4 implants, call or use the online booking tool to request a consultation at Buchanan Dental Arts today.