All-on-4 Dental Implants – Torrance, CA
A Full Arch of Implant-Retained Teeth
At the Blue Coast Dental Group, our talented dental professionals want you to always be able to enjoy a fully functional, brilliant grin – even if you’ve lost all of your natural teeth. Thanks to our prosthodontist Dr. Cho and our periodontist Dr. Refela, we can give you high-quality dentures that rest on just four dental implants, allowing you to enjoy all the health and aesthetic benefits of a complete smile once again. Call us today to learn how All-on-4 dental implants in Torrance could change your life.
How Do All-on-4 Implants Work?
The All-on-4 procedure is exactly what it sounds like: four dental implants are placed in your jaw and anchor a set of full dentures in place. Traditional dentures only rest on the gums and thus can become prone to slipping, especially if the jaw changes shape. By using dental implants as roots, we can keep your new teeth firmly in place while also helping the jaw maintain its own bone density. Because the four implants are placed in carefully chosen spots at strategic angles, they can help patients avoid the need for bone grafting.
Thanks to the experience and expertise of Dr. Cho and Dr. Refela, we can offer an All-on-4 procedure that’s at a higher level than nearly any other practice.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-4 Implants?
You should consider All-on-4 as an option if you’ve lost or expect to lose an entire arch of teeth. In many cases, the procedure is viable even if it has been a while since your teeth were originally removed. We will, however, need to confirm that your gums are healthy; an infection could stop the jawbone from integrating with the implant posts, which ultimately leads to failure. Of course, even if you’re suffering from gum disease or another oral health issue, you might still be able to have an All-on-4 procedure done once you’ve been appropriately treated.
What are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants?
- Immediate Results: You can receive dental implants as well as temporary dentures in as little as one day, meaning you won’t have to wait to enjoy a dramatic improvement in your ability to chew and smile.
- Improve Your Appearance: In addition to replacing your natural teeth with a lifelike prosthetic, All-on-4 will help preserve the jawbone and will thus help support your overall facial structure.
- Results That Last: With minimal maintenance, dental implants can stay in your mouth for the rest of your life.
- Improved Confidence: Your false teeth will look and feel like your natural ones, making it easier to smile naturally. This can help improve your overall outlook on life.
All-on-4 VS Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional implants may require bone grafts if the jaw has degenerated in the areas where the implants need to be placed; All-on-4 implants are angled so that they take advantage of the densest parts of the bone. Also, it can take several months to receive new teeth after traditional implants are placed, but All-on-4 implants are often able to support the load of temporary dentures.