What is All-On-4?
All-On-4 implant dentures are an upgraded alternative to traditional dentures. Instead of relying on adhesives and suction to hold your dentures in place, All-On-4 implant dentures secure themselves to the dental implants inserted into your jaw. All-On-4 provides patients with dentures with the same stability and security as natural teeth. All-On-4 helps patients feel confident when speaking, eating, drinking, and smiling. Not to mention, it makes eating tougher foods much more easy and enjoyable.
Having anchored dentures also makes life much more convenient. Patients don’t have to worry about their dentures slipping or sliding or falling out at the wrong time. All-On-4 keeps the dentures secure and helps stimulate the jaw to retain more natural bone. As a result, patients can maintain a youthful facial appearance thanks to bone retention. All-On-4 is the perfect way to mimic the feeling and functionality of a natural tooth to replace missing teeth.
Who’s a Good Candidate for All-on-4?
Any patient who’s missing an entire arch of teeth is a good candidate for All-On-4. During your consultation with Dr. Nicolas Ravon, he will evaluate your jaw to verify if you possess enough bone structure to support the implants. If you don’t, he will first recommend a bone graft. Once you have sufficient bone and good oral health, you’re a good candidate for All-On-4.
We highly recommend All-On-4 for patients who:
- Have an entire arch of missing teeth
- Feel unhappy with slippage of traditional dentures
- Want a more youthful appearance
- Want to prevent bone loss
- Want a natural-looking and feeling tooth replacement
Getting All-On-4 implant dentures is a simple procedure. First, you will meet with Dr. Ravon for a consultation. During your consultation, you will discuss extracting any remaining teeth and find out if you have sufficient bone to accommodate the implants. He will take x-rays and a CT scan to get an inside look of your jaw bone. These images will help him plan your entire implant placement. Please note that some patients may require six dental implants to achieve their desired results.
If you need a bone graft or extractions, you will have those procedures first. If not, your next appointment will be for dental implant placement. If you tend to suffer from dental anxiety, we will recommend sedation dentistry to help you stay relaxed. Next, Dr. Ravon will use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth to prevent any discomfort from occurring. He will then surgically insert the four dental implants in your mouth. He will then take impressions of your mouth and attach a temporary pair of dentures to the implants. You will wear the temporary dentures while your jaw heals by fusing the implants to the jawbone.
In the meantime, Dr. Ravon will send your impressions to the dental lab to create natural-looking dentures that complement your face. Once you’re completely healed, Dr. Ravon will attach your fully-custom permanent pair of dentures to your implants and your procedure is complete!
Get All-On-4 in Beverly Hills Today
Are you tired of dealing with messy adhesives to keep your dentures in place? Visit Dr. Nicolas Ravon in Beverly Hills to achieve a brand new smile with All-On-4 implant dentures. Contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation by calling (310) 275-5325. Your brand new smile is just a phone call away.