For individuals who are searching for a quick and easy solution to restore lost teeth, Cornerstone Dental Group offers the All-on-4® procedure. If you live in the Westford area and have lost a tooth, we invite you to visit our clinic to learn more about your choices.
You Don’t Have to Live With Tooth Loss
Living in the modern world has a number of distinct advantages. From a dentistry standpoint, one of these is the freedom to live without the shame and difficulty of tooth loss. According to the Periodontic Association of America, over 175 million people of all ages have lost one or more teeth, with the number anticipated to rise over time. This has fueled the replacement tooth industry’s expansion as well as the revolution of dental implants. Dental implants are a great approach to receive replacement teeth that appear and act like natural teeth. The usual implant process, on the other hand, is not always physically feasible or convenient. The All-on-4® technique may be a preferable option in this case.
What is All-on-4®?
All-on-4® is a minimally invasive method of inserting a full mouth of dental implants utilizing only four implants to support a fixed non-removable replacement tooth arch (upper or lower). You may have a full set of teeth with All-on-4® without having to go through many procedures and replacements to install a whole set of implants in your mouth. The best part about All-on-4® is that we can usually complete the operation in one appointment under local anesthetic in our clinic. This is a fantastic advancement for our patients who have lost all of their teeth or may need to have the remaining teeth taken owing to decay. It allows them to have a full set of teeth without having to undergo several surgeries. Simultaneously, this technology provides patients with teeth that look and function like natural teeth.
Who Should Get All-on-4®?
The simple answer is that dental implants are beneficial to everyone who has lost teeth and wants a permanent, good-looking set of replacement teeth. By replacing teeth with implants rather than detachable dentures, the All-on-4® systems allow people to live a full and healthy lifestyle. Someone who already has dentures or is in need of dental implants is a good candidate for All-on-4® dental implants. This is also a good option for people who don’t have the bone density to support a full set of individual implants, don’t have the time to have them placed, or don’t have the money to pay for them. The All-on-4® process is both quicker and less expensive.
Why Do People Prefer All-on-4®?
All-on-4® implants are superior to dentures in a variety of ways. Patients brush their All-on-4® implants every day in the same manner they brush their natural teeth. Because the implants function similarly to real teeth, the patient does not need to be concerned about what he or she eats. Even more importantly for patients, dental implants enable them to eat whatever they want. You don’t have to be concerned about your dentures being affected by extremes of temperature. You may also bite down with up to 70% more force, allowing you to eat the foods you enjoy. Finally, All-on-4® dental implants are designed to look and function like natural teeth. Nobody will be able to know you’re wearing a dental prosthetic. It’s vital to highlight from a dental health standpoint that All-on-4® dental implants will prevent bone degeneration in the jawbone and, as a result, will restore your facial features by fighting resorption. The dental implants stimulate the jaw to send a message to the body that the jaw is supporting teeth once again, which is known as resorption. Resorption will assist the jawbone in regaining some of the bulk it had previously lost. As a result, many of our patients who visit our office notice a change in their facial shape.
In our Westford dental office, the All-on-4® procedure has been a huge success.
According to the Oral and Maxillofacial Associates, All-on-4® dental implants have a 98 percent success rate. Patients who receive All-on-4® dental implants from our Westford locations have a 98 percent chance of departing with a perfect set of teeth that are permanently linked to their jawbone.
The Process of Getting All-on-4® at Cornerstone Dental Group
The surgery takes about two hours and 30 minutes per arch on average. Your All-on-4® dental implants can be placed in the upper, lower, or both arches at the same time. While a dentist may make the operation appear simple, it is a sophisticated procedure that we can complete quickly. The procedure for receiving All-on-4® dental implants may be broken down into four simple steps:
- A thorough assessment in which we will examine your records, current circumstances, whether you have a denture, the needs of your face structure, and any other aspects that may affect the placement of your dental implants.
- CT scans of the jawbone, which are 3D images, are usually used. The scans show the placement of the replacement teeth as well as the location of the bone sinuses and nerves for the implants.
- It entails developing a computer simulation of the implants, which we then digitally place in the jawbone at the proper spot to provide you with the maximum support from your replacement teeth. We can make any necessary adjustments to the implants and create your new set of teeth to meet your specific needs.
- The oral surgery is the final and most critical stage. We will administer anesthetic throughout the procedure and then put the dental implants straight into your jawbone to anchor your new set of teeth.
Schedule a Consultation
We can replace your teeth with this simple and revolutionary surgery at Cornerstone Dental Group. Schedule an examination and consultation with our Westford, MA dental office to learn more about the many advantages or to get started.
HELPFUL RELATED LINKS
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015