No one likes having missing teeth—let alone an entire row of missing teeth. If you have a missing row of teeth, you are likely looking for a replacement option. While there are many different options that may be available, for strength, comfort, and security you’ll want to consider All-on-4 implants.
If you are considering All-on-4, you’ll want to find the best dentist in the area to perform the procedure. That dentist is Dr. Mark at Forest Hills Dental. With years of experience performing All-on-4 implant procedures, you can trust that he will get the job done properly. Before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful new row of teeth!
Below is more information about All-on-4 implants, whether you may be a good candidate, and why you’ll want to choose Forest Hills Dental for your All-on-4 procedure.
What Are All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 implants are essentially a mix between dentures and dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4 implants are secured in place permanently. This allows the patient to bite, chew, and speak without any issues. They are also much more comfortable than traditional dentures.
The All-on-4 implant placement process involves the installation of titanium rods into the jawbone of the patient. The rods will be given time to fuse with the bone. From there, the dental prosthetic is placed with the help of abutments.
All-on-4 implants are made specifically for the patient. This means they are fully customized to match the mouth of the patient and remaining row of teeth (if only one row is being placed). The goal is to ensure your new teeth fit perfectly and enhance your smile.
If you would like to learn more about All-on-4 implants, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We can discuss the procedure and benefits with you, along with answering any questions you may have.
Why All-on-4 Implants?
There are a lot of outstanding benefits to All-on-4 implants that make them the perfect teeth replacement option. Some of the top benefits of All-on-4 implants include:
- A natural appearance
- Permanent placement
- Ease of speech
- No moving parts
- Greater chew and bite force
- A slim shape
- No adhesives or pastes
All-on-4 implants are designed to perfectly follow the natural curve of your mouth. This means they won’t stick out or feel bulky. As the implants are permanently fixed in place, you’ll be able to bite and chew all of your favorite foods without worrying about the prosthetics slipping around and not providing the support you need.
We know you’ll love your new All-on-4 implants.
All-on-4 Versus Other Replacement Options
While All-on-4 implants are a fantastic replacement option, they aren’t the only options available. As this is the case, you’ll need to consider which replacement option is right for you.
One replacement option that is similar to All-on-4 is snap-in dentures. These dentures involve the placement of implants, but the prosthetics aren’t permanently secured in place. They are meant to be removed for cleaning and overnight.
Another replacement option is traditional dentures. These do not involve the placement of any implants or anything else that secures them in place. Instead, they sit on the gums and are held in place primarily with suction.
All-on-4 implants—and any full-row replacement—are a last resort. If teeth can be saved and a dental bridge or individual implants can be placed, your dentist will opt for this option. If all of your teeth have fallen out, been knocked out, or your remaining teeth need to be extracted, then Dr. Mark will consider All-on-4 and other replacement solutions.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-4?
While All-on-4 is a great option for many patients, not every patient is a candidate for All-on-4. There are a few factors that determine whether All-on-4 is an option or not.
One consideration is the health and integrity of the jawbone. If your jawbone isn’t strong enough to support implants, they either won’t be an option, or an additional procedure (like a sinus lift or bone transplant) will be required to install the implants. You’ll also need healthy enough gums for the implants.
If your current teeth can be saved, your dentist will likely avoid the placement of All-on-4, as replacing a whole row of teeth is not ideal. Instead, single implants, partial dentures, or a bridge may be preferred.
Is All-on-4 Right for You?
In order to see if All-on-4 implants are right for you, set an appointment with Forest Hills Dental. Dr. Gregory Mark will take a look at your remaining teeth, jawbone, and gums to see if All-on-4 is the best option, or if there is a more ideal replacement.
If he decides All-on-4 are a good option, you’ll need to consider insurance, costs, and other factors. You may consider a loan or credit program to pay the implants off over time.
Why Forest Hills Dental?
There are a lot of reasons why you’ll want to choose Forest Hills Dental for your All-on-4 placement procedure. Dr. Gregory Mark has over 30 years of experience in the industry and extensive training in dental implantology, bone grafting, sinus lifting, and more. When you choose Forest Hills Dental, you can rest assured the job will be done expertly. You also won’t need to see multiple dentists for your implant procedure.
The staff at Forest Hills Dental is friendly, helpful, and patient. We will take the time to answer your questions and provide you with the support you need. We treat patients like family, and we serve multiple generations of patients.
Reach Out to Forest Hills Dental!
If you are looking to replace a row of missing teeth, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. Dr. Mark will take a look at any remaining teeth, along with your gums and jawbone. From there, he will decide what replacement options are available and what the best option is to meet your needs.
To learn more, contact Forest Hills Dental today!