If you’ve lost any teeth in your smile and are looking for a more permanent solution to tooth loss, All-on-4 dental implants can be a viable alternative to dentures. At Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Brandon Cannon, DDS, and his team regularly restore their patients’ smiles with All-on-4 dental implants. To request your consultation, call the office or book online today.
All-on-4 dental implants are a type of implant-supported dental bridge that is surgically embedded into your jaw bone using titanium roots. All-on-4 dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth but are much stronger and can last a long time if they’re cared for properly.
Traditional dental implants typically use between six and eight implants per arch. All-on-4 implants, on the other hand, only use four. In addition, All-on-4 implants usually don’t require bone grafting. Combined, both of these factors ensure a quicker recovery process and lower costs.
All-on-4 implants can also:
Additionally, All-on-4 implants improve your chewing abilities, increasing the force of your teeth by nearly 70%. As a result, you can eat your favorite foods without worrying about your teeth falling out or coming loose.
Getting All-on-4 implants requires a minimum of at least two appointments.
At your first appointment, Dr. Cannon orders a set of 3D X-rays. The data obtained during this scan helps him determine whether or not you’re a good candidate.
If you have healthy bones and gum tissue, and it’s determined that you’re a good candidate for the procedure, Dr. Cannon then administers an anesthetic, ensuring you don’t feel any pain. Next, a series of titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbones – four on top and four on the bottom.
In six months, you’ll schedule a follow-up appointment. At this time, your oral surgeon performs a final exam, and you leave the office with fully functional arches that feel just like your natural teeth.
Yes. If you’re only missing one or two teeth, the team at Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can create an implant-supported bridge for just part of your arch. This type of treatment is particularly beneficial for men and women who grind or clench their teeth.
An implant-supported dental bridge alleviates pressure and, in turn, prevents chipping, cracking, or other damage from taking place.
To see if you qualify for All-on-4 implants, call Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or book online today.