All-on-4® dental implants can replace an entire arch of missing teeth in a single appointment. This method can be a treatment option for those lacking sufficient bone tissue for traditional implants. At Navid Family Dental in Peabody, MA, Dr. Shahram Navid provides beneficial in-house membership plans and works with LendingClub financing to help you pay for any out-of-pocket costs.
About the All-on-4 Concept
Before the introduction of the All-on-4 concept, those needing an implant-supported full-arch denture required six to eight implants per arch. All-on-4, developed by Nobel Biocare®, can support a full-arch denture on just four implants in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Two implants are placed at an angle near the back of the jaw, and two implants are placed vertically at the front of the jaw. This strategic placement helps maximize contact between the implants and the remaining jawbone tissue. As a result, many patients in good oral health who would otherwise require bone grafting can have implants placed right away.
All-on-4 can be a treatment option for those lacking sufficient bone tissue for traditional implants.
All-on-4 dental implants may be recommended if you:
- Are in good general health
- Have healthy gums and adequate jawbone density
- Do not smoke or use tobacco products
- Are missing most or all of your teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both
During an initial consultation at our practice, we can perform a full assessment to determine if All-on-4 dental implants are right for you. Taking time to listen to your concerns, we can design a personalized treatment plan to fit your unique needs and budget.
The Treatment Process
On the day of your placement surgery, local anesthesia will be used to numb the treatment area. If you prefer, sedation can be administered to induce a state of relaxation during your treatment. Once you are comfortable, small incisions will be placed in the gums to access the underlying jawbone. Next, the implants are carefully positioned in the jaw using a guided surgery technique. Once the implants are in place, your doctor will close the incisions and in many cases, place the restoration on the same day.
Both Dr. Shahram Navid and Dr. Justin Cifuni are trained and experienced in dental implantology. Staying up to date with the latest methods and technologies, they provide our patients with top-tier, accurate care.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Perhaps the most significant benefit of All-on-4 implants is that patients can have their entire treatment completed in a single office visit. In comparison, traditional dental implants generally require four to six months of healing before the restoration can be attached. Other advantages include:
- Restored chewing function
- A more aesthetically pleasing smile
- Lifelike, long-lasting results
- Improved self-confidence
- Prevention of jawbone atrophy
If you need a full-arch restoration, All-on-4 dental implants may be the right solution for you. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation at our practice, contact us online or give us a call at (978) 705-6898.