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All-On-4 Dentures Are All-On-4 Permanent Dentures Right for You?

Older man smiling talks to dentist and assistantEach of our patient’s oral health concerns are unique, which is why Dr. John Krell emphasizes individualized dental care. During your consultation, he will perform a complete examination as well as ask you about your personal goal and preferences regarding teeth replacement. If permanent dentures appeal to you, they may recommend treatment with All-on-4 dentures.

The All-On-4 procedure is ideal for patients who have lost all of their teeth as it uses the fewest number of dental implants for the purpose of anchoring your dentures (just four), provides high-quality aesthetic results, and allows for immediate functionality with a full smile. In general, All-On-4 permanent dentures are appropriate for patients with missing, decayed, or diseased teeth who prefer a permanent solution. If you feel as though traditional dentures are your only choice, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out that implant-retained dentures can provide the solution you need.


How the All-On-4 Procedure Works

Hand pointing to dental implant beneath dentureThough All-On-4 can be created and placed fairly quickly, the process does require a few visits. During your first visit, your doctor will consult with you to make sure that the All-On-4 procedure is the best choice for your oral health concerns. He will take photos and conduct a thorough examination, as well as create physical and/or digital impressions of your mouth. You may undergo x-rays, a cone beam CT scan, and a bite registration procedure as part of creating your unique and detailed treatment plan.

Once you are determined to be a good candidate, your doctor will precisely place four dental implants into your jawbone that will act as anchors to support your dentures. These implants are compatible with the bone in your jaw and will naturally bond with it to give you the stability you need for the best teeth replacement solution. Permanent dentures will then be attached to the four implants, resulting in a beautiful smile and natural chewing function.

Are All-On-4 permanent dentures the right choice for you? Schedule a consultation to learn more about your options for teeth replacement.