Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth, but that does not mean that we must place one implant for every lost tooth. We can strategically insert implants so we are able to provide complete tooth replacement while being as minimally invasive as possible. In fact, in some cases, we can use as few as four dental implants to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. This unique treatment, called All-on-4 in Newington, may be able to provide you with a complete, confident smile in just a single appointment! Contact Family Dental Practice of Newington today to learn more about this remarkable restorative process.
Dental implants provide the strongest, longest-lasting tooth replacement that modern dentistry has to offer. In order for them to do their job, however, they must be placed in a jawbone that is strong enough to support them. With the All-on-4 protocol, we insert the implants into the bone at places where it is naturally sturdy and thick, which allows them to provide a stable base for the restoration that will be placed on top of them. Two of the implants go toward the back of the jaw, and two get placed in the front. Then, immediately after we insert them, we provide you with a provisional (temporary) denture.
Most adults who have lost all or most of their teeth throughout a dental arch qualify for All-on-4. This even includes patients who have lost some bone mass in their jaw; these individuals might not even need a bone graft before their All-on-4 surgery.
Of course, we will carefully evaluate your oral health and learn about your habits before we give you the go-ahead for any kind of dental implants in Newington. You should be free of gum disease, have a good oral hygiene routine, and be determined to break any habits that might compromise your implants’ success (such as smoking).
Benefits of this treatment include:
As noted above, All-on-4 is often less expensive, faster, and less invasive than traditional forms of implant treatments, which may require up to eight dental implants for full-arch replacement. Additionally, All-on-4 usually requires just one surgery, while traditional implants may require two or more.
With that being said, there are cases in which traditional implants are the better option. As your implant dentist in Newington, we will thoroughly examine your mouth and learn about your circumstances before we recommend the treatment that we believe will be the best fit for you.