Significant tooth loss can not only impact your appearance but can also impair your ability to chew comfortably and speak properly. For patients requiring full dentures, Ridgewood Dental Associates offers All-on-4® implants to quickly restore the aesthetics, health, and function of your smile. All-on-4 is an advanced restorative treatment in which four implants are strategically placed in the jawbone to support dentures. This treatment can be optimal for patients who lack sufficient bone tissue for dental implants and wish to avoid a preliminary bone graft or sinus lift procedure. At our practice in Ridgewood, NJ, our experienced dentists use state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve a beautiful, radiant smile in a single procedure.
The All-on-4 technique uses four implants to support your full arch restoration.
What is All-on-4?
The All-on-4 technique provides a safe and effective alternative to traditional dental implants for patients missing most or all of their teeth. During a traditional implant procedure, your dentist will embed six to eight posts in your jawbone to support a full-arch denture. To qualify for this procedure, you must have adequate bone tissue to support traditional implants. This may entail a prerequisite surgery such as a bone graft or sinus lift to ensure optimal results. In addition, this treatment requires that your gums fully recover after your implants are placed before your dentist can secure your customized restorations. This can take anywhere from three to six months.
Unlike traditional implants, All-on-4 can often eliminate the need for a bone graft if you have experienced moderate jaw atrophy. The procedure requires just four strategically placed implants to support a full denture. During your procedure, our team will place four posts at precise angles to evenly distribute the weight across your jawbone and alleviate stress on weaker areas. The two anterior posts will be carefully placed straight into the jawbone and the two posterior posts will be inserted at a 45-degree angle to make use of available bone. In addition, our specialists at Ridgewood Dental Associates can attach temporary dentures immediately after surgery to help you achieve your desired results in a single appointment.
Are All-on-4 Implants Right For You?
The All-on-4 procedure can help patients who are missing multiple teeth or have failing dentition. You may also be a candidate if you have:
- Good overall health
- A commitment to maintaining good oral health through brushing, flossing, and biannual checkups
- Insufficient bone tissue to support traditional implants
To determine whether you are eligible for All-on-4 implants, our team will carefully evaluate your medical history and your overall health. During your appointment, we will listen to your needs and goals before creating your customized treatment plan.
The Benefits of All-on-4 Implants
All-on-4 implants provide many of the same benefits as traditional implants with a shorter treatment time. If you decide to move forward with All-on-4 implants, you can experience:
- Restored dental function
- An at, natural-looking smile
- A reduced risk of jawbone recession and periodontal disease
- Enhanced comfort and stability
- A graftless procedure
- Immediate placement of dentures, eliminating a lengthy waiting period
All-on-4 implants have long-lasting and far-reaching effects. This procedure not only gives your smile a smooth, bright appearance but helps to protect your oral health against future disease and complications.
The All-on-4 technique provides a safe and effective alternative to traditional dental implants for patients missing most or all of their teeth.
Why Choose Ridgewood Dental Associates?
At our practice, we use the most advanced technology and latest dental techniques during our implant procedures. Our office is equipped with a dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) device, which creates a 3-D scan of your jaw to ensure precise implant placement. As your comfort is a top priority, we administer a local anesthetic during your procedure and can provide you with sedation options including intravenous (IV) conscious sedation or nitrous oxide depending upon your needs.
Restore Your Smile
At Ridgewood Dental Associates, our experienced team of dentists can provide you with secure and stable All-on-4 implants and dentures in just one visit. If you are ready to restore your smile, contact our office today by calling (201) 652-2474 or filling out our online form. Ask our friendly staff about our financing options through CareCredit®.