Have you lost all your natural teeth over the last several years? Not only do you live with added complications in your daily life, like decreased confidence and a limited diet, but there has also been another issue brewing beneath the surface. You also likely have significant bone loss in your jaw because there are not any roots to stimulate it. As a result, you feel you may not be a candidate for implant-retained dentures unless you undergo additional treatments to restore your jaw’s density. While this may have been true in the past, Dr. Patel can help you regain a complete, secure smile without bone grafting. All-On-4 in Virginia Beach allows you to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth.
Dental implants are designed to replace the entire structure of a tooth. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a new root while an abutment connects your restoration. If you have lost all your teeth, you do not need to replace each tooth individually. Instead, an average of 4 implant posts is placed in the thickest parts of your jaw to support your custom-made denture.
If you do not have any remaining natural teeth and traditional dentures did not give you the results you wanted, you may be a candidate for All-On-4. You need to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Virginia Beach, Dr. Patel, to ensure they are the right choice for you.
Besides a visual examination, CT scans and x-rays are taken of your jaw to assess its health and density. Your medical and lifestyle history are also discussed to ensure you have minimal risk factors for implant failure. Based on the information, Dr. Patel creates a customized treatment plan to rebuild your smile.
Dental implants in Virginia Beach allow you to enjoy a variety of benefits that are not possible using a traditional denture, including:
All-On-4 is a bit different than traditional implant-retained dentures because they often eliminate the need for bone grafting. This saves you time and money by preventing the need for additional surgery. Not to mention, you do not need to wait until after your jawbone has healed to receive your denture. Often, we can fit you with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you do not need to go without your teeth while you recover.
Invest in your smile with the next best thing to your real teeth. Contact our dental office today to see if All-On-4 is right for you. We look forward to rebuilding your smile.