All-on-4 dental implants are a solution for replacing several missing teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, restore your ability to chew and speak, and renew your amazing smile. Many patients prefer this convenient and permanent option over more traditional, removable dentures.
Dr. Kim has extensive experience with the All-on-4 dental implant procedure. He may recommend this treatment option if you would benefit from replacing all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw but have low bone density that cannot support traditional implants.
Here is everything you need to know about the All-on-4 restorative treatment with Dr. Kim.
If you have lost several teeth or have severe decay, one of your traditional options for replacing your missing teeth is a denture. However, dentures aren’t permanent and some patients are self-conscious about them slipping while eating or speaking.
A more permanent solution for missing teeth is a dental implant. Dental implants replace both the tooth and its root with a surgical post and crown. They look and feel like natural teeth and help reduce the deterioration of the jaw. Unfortunately, if you have low bone density, dental implants aren’t always an appropriate solution.
All-on-4 dental implants allow patients with low bone density to enjoy the permanent benefits of dental implants. Dr. Kim can replace your entire upper or lower set of teeth using only four implant posts. He inserts these posts in areas of your jaw that have higher bone density, offering a permanent and natural-looking solution to missing teeth.
Once Dr. Kim has determined that you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants, he will schedule your surgical appointment. He will plan for the best placement of your implants and the design of your denture appliance.
Before the procedure, a general anesthesia and sedation doctor will make sure you won’t feel pain during your surgery. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Kim makes four surgical incisions into your gums and jaw, places each post, and sutures the incisions.
Next, Dr. Kim secures your custom-made denture to the posts for a permanent restoration of your teeth.
You might experience some discomfort and soreness after your surgery, but this will go away after a few days and you will be able to fully enjoy your new teeth.
All-on-4 dental implants have several benefits that patients appreciate. Here are a few:
If you have several missing teeth in your upper or lower jaw, talk to Dr. Kim about All-on-4 implant-supported dentures. He uses several specialized techniques to ensure you will receive the best possible results.