Brandon Cannon, DDS -  - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Cannon Oral Surgery

Brandon Cannon, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Chattanooga, TN

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 Q&A

What are All-on-4 dental implants?

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. 

What are the benefits of All-on-4 implants?

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:

  • Preserve your jaw bone
  • Restore your facial features
  • Make eating more comfortable

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.

What is the procedure for getting All-on-4 implants?

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.

Can All-on-4 implants be combined with healthy 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.