Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth, but does that mean you need a dental implant for each missing tooth? Not necessarily. Here at New Haven Dental Group, we are proud to offer All-on-4 in Branford. This streamlined treatment uses as few as four dental implants to replace an entire arch of lost teeth. You can even get a temporary denture on the same day as your extractions and implant placement surgery! Contact us today to learn more about this remarkable tooth replacement option. We are eager to help you rebuild your smile.
During your All-on-4 surgery, we insert two dental implants toward the front of your jaw and two near the back at an angle. This strategic placement strategy utilizes places in the jawbone that are naturally strong and thick. Not only does this provide a sturdy base for the denture that will go on top of the implants, but it also reduces that chance that a bone graft will be necessary.
Once the implants are in place, we immediately attach a provisional denture to them. You can literally arrive in our office with no teeth and leave with a complete smile. Later, after your mouth has healed adequately, you will return to our office to get your permanent All-on-4 denture.
When you come in for your consultation, we will assess your oral health and determine whether All-on-4 is right for you. In general, candidates for this procedure:
Some of the top benefits of All-on-4 include:
In general, the All-on-4 treatment is faster and less costly than traditional implant-based full arch tooth replacement options. It is also less invasive because it typically involves just one surgery rather than two or more. Many people choose it because it allows you to enjoy a new set of teeth on the same day that you get dental implants, which is not always an option with traditional procedures.
Of course, there are situations in which traditional dental implants are the better option. Your implant dentist in Branford will help you compare the pros and cons of all your treatment choices before you commit to anything.