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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.