Get rid of those old-fashioned dentures and gain a whole new level of confidence with all-on-four dental implants. This advance in implant technology allows full-arch tooth replacement at our office in one day. Just imagine, no more slipping dentures, messy adhesive, or taking your teeth out at night to soak.
What are All-On-Four Implants?
As a one-on-one replacement, dental implants are the next best thing to keeping your natural teeth. However, it could be impractical to replace all of your adult teeth with implants. Until now, that is. All-on-four implants combine the ease of dentures with the durability of dental implants to provide a long-term care solution. Titanium posts are strategically implanted through a minor procedure, four each on the top and bottom. These implants become the anchor for a full set of dentures, which are permanently attached to the titanium posts.
Not only does this solution offer permanent tooth replacement on a large scale, but it also helps prevent the bone loss and soft jawline that makes you look older. That’s because the implants are inserted into your jawbone, where they become a permanent part of the structure.
This treatment cannot replace molars due to the amount of force placed on the back teeth. You also have to have enough bone mass and fairly healthy gums to get desirable results. On the other hand, the advantages of implants are many. They will preserve your jawline, make it easy for you to eat some of your favorite foods again, and last a lifetime.
Who is a Candidate?
This is a good solution for anyone who needs to replace more than a few teeth due to physical trauma, or someone who is in danger of losing all of their teeth due to deterioration. The ideal candidate should in good health, have enough bone mass in the upper and lower jaw to support the implants, and have good bite alignment. Our cosmetic dentist in Little Rock will be able to determine all of these factors during your consultation.
Samuel F. Jirik, DDS is proud to offer first-class dental care in Cabot, AR. If this option sounds like the right solution for you, contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation about our all-on-four implants!