All on four
All on four procedure dramatically shortens the sometimes lengthy dental implant process. They have made implantation less invasive and less costly. Let me explain this a little further:
All-on-4 dental implants is a rapid solution. We secure fixed dentures in a position, utilizing just four titanium dental implants in the jaw. Compared to the older standard dental implant procedures, all on four does away with more than half of the required dental implants. Plus, eliminates the delays usually required for healing time. The cost will be lower, you will have immediate function, your dental prosthesis will be fixed in place, and you will recover much faster. Not to mention, much less surgical procedures are needed.
All-on-4 Dental Implants: Right Choice for You?
All on Four Implant | Los Angeles, CA - Westwood Dental Smiles All-on-4 Dental Implants – The Benefits as We See Them:
- We’ll make fewer incisions in your mouth;
- Bone grafts and nerve trans-positioning will be eliminated;
- You will recover much faster;
- Your dental prosthesis will be fixed in place;
- You’ll have immediate function;
- The cost will be lower.
My dental implant solutions make a profound difference in my appearance. The implant surgeon (now quite famous) recommended I interview a number of dentists for the restorative work and I chose Dr. Tomas Anderkvist from those he suggested. it was a perfect match and I posed a most difficult challenge. The two professionals engineered the best result and Dr. Anderkvist matched my few remaining teeth to the implants by bleaching and veneers.More than 15 years have passed. I moved away but return to Los Angeles on a regular basis to see Dr. Anderkvist and his staff. A priceless advantage of this annual visit is the constant vigilance Dr. Anderkvist provides to keep my teeth and implants healthy.A surprising benefit is the minor adjustments he is able to occasionally make to compensate for the fundamental structure change of aging to my face and mouth. The result of adding slightly (a millimeter or two) to the structure of my teeth offsets the usual droop of the mouth, thin lips and hollow cheeks. The small adjustment makes my lips appear fuller, lifts the corners of my mouth by subtly pushing the lips back up and out and lengthens just slightly the distance from my nose to chin. It is, in my opinion , better than cosmetic dentistry surgery and helps retain my beautiful smile.I have a long and grateful history with Dr. Anderkvist and can recommend him without hesitation or qualification.
Potential Drawbacks to using All-on-4 Dental Implants
Should a single one of the All-on-4 dental implants under-perform, your entire restoration will be for naught and must be re-done with more conventional methods.If bone loss within the patient’s mouth is very significant the All-on-4 technique becomes difficult-to-impossible to successfully complete – a more conventional dental implant approaches must be used. The All-on-4 dental implantation itself may accelerate atrophy at the rear of the jaw.
Jaw atrophy is just one reason that each candidate for this surgery must be carefully evaluated for to be certain it is appropriate for them. Other contraindications to using All-on-4 are:
- limited space in the patient’s mouth,
- All-in-4 is less successful for those who smoke or have periodontal disease.
All-on-4 is a well known technique with notable benefits to offer. Here at Westwood Smiles Dental we use All-in-4 when appropriate – after thorough examination and consideration of your specific needs and your current health.
Full Mouth Implant Reconstructions
Full mouth reconstructions is Dr.Anderkvists’ Specialty as a Prosthodontist either on teeth or implants All our restorations are fabricated by experienced master ceramists using the finest of porcelains.