Not Valid in cases of periodontal disease.
If you are missing all or most of your teeth in the upper or lower jaw, you may feel as though traditional dentures are your only option — but there is good news. Your implant dentist in Cocoa Beach, Dr. Gary C. Nawrocki, offers a wonderful solution known as All-on-4. This remarkable treatment supports a complete denture on as few as four dental implants. Keep reading to learn more about how you can get your smile back with All-on-4 in Cocoa Beach at Nawrocki Dental. If you like what you discover, contact us to schedule your consultation.
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that we insert into the jawbone. They can provide an incredibly sturdy base of support for the dentures on top of them. By angling 4 – 6 dental implants in the front and back of the jaw, All-on-4 draws maximum support from your existing bone structure. In most cases, patients do not need a bone graft.
All-on-4 allows people to enjoy all the benefits of dental implants without having to have an individual implant placed for each missing tooth. All-on-4 is also called Teeth in a Day because a temporary denture can be placed on the implants immediately after they are inserted into the jawbone.
If you are dealing with a loose or ill-fitting denture, or if you are on the brink of losing all of your teeth, chances are good that All-on-4 dental implants can save your smile. Because All-on-4 draws maximum support from the jawbone, it can eliminate the need for preliminary procedures (such as bone grafts) that would be necessary for traditional implants — meaning people who may not have been eligible for dental implants in Cocoa Beach in the past can enjoy all of their benefits with All-on-4. As long as you are in fair overall health, free of active gum disease, and committed to good habits, it is very likely that this treatment will work for you.
The benefits of All-on-4 include:
Generally speaking, All-on-4 is quicker and less costly than traditional full-arch dental implant treatments. It also spares you from having to wait months after your implant surgery to get your new teeth. Additionally, All-on-4 is less invasive because it typically requires just one surgery as opposed to two or more. Of course, there are instances when traditional dental implant treatment is preferrable. For example, using more implants can provide ultimate security and stability for your restorations. Dr. Nawrocki will be happy to help you compare the pros and cons of all your treatment options so you can make a confident and well-informed decision about how to move forward.