All-on-4 Dental Implants
If you have difficulty chewing and speaking because of missing teeth, dental implants can make your life easier.
Dr. John Starr can restore your full smile with All-on-4® dental implants placed at his Columbus and Starkville, MS, offices.
See for yourself how four implants placed at Golden Triangle Periodontal Center can support a full denture.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Like traditional dental implant-supported restorations, the All-on-4 method uses dental implants, titanium rods that are surgically inserted into your jawbone. The advantage of All-on-4 is that only four implants are needed per full arch, unlike traditional dental implants which require six, eight, or even more implants. Even if you’re missing all of your bottom or top teeth, you will only need four strategically placed dental implants per jaw.
The Advantages of All-on-4 Implants
If you choose a traditional implant-supported denture, you may need several implants to restore your smile. All-on-4 only uses four implants to replace a full arch of teeth. The implants are placed at strategic angles for maximum support.
All-on-4 requires only two dental appointments that are scheduled over a few months. We can coordinate with your dentist to fit a quality temporary denture on the same day as your implant surgery so that you never have to go without teeth.
No Preparatory Procedures
Traditional dental implants require dense jawbone tissue. Patients who do not have sufficient bone tissue may have to undergo a bone graft for dental implants. All-on-4 implants can often avoid preparatory procedures since they can be placed even if you have jaw atrophy.
Better Fit Than Traditional Dentures
Your All-on-4 prosthetic is more secure than a traditional denture, giving you much better dental function. Traditional dentures are held in place only by dental adhesive and suction, and are prone to slipping or falling out.
Trust a Dentist Who Specializes in Dental Implants
Contact Golden Triangle Periodontal Center Today
If tooth loss is keeping you from smiling or if you’re unhappy with traditional dentures, All-on-4 can solve these issues for you.
Dr. Starr specializes in dental implants, performing thousands of successful dental implant placements since 1989. As a periodontist, Dr. Starr will use his advanced dental training to ensure your implant procedure creates the foundation for a strong, lifelike smile.
Contact our Columbus or Starkville, MS, offices today to see if All-on-4 is the right treatment for you.
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All-On-4 Compared to Traditional Dental Implants
You May Be a Perfect Fit for All-on-4 Dental Implants
Jawbone AtrophyAll-on-4 implants can be fitted to patients with some jawbone atrophy, which is common with tooth loss. While candidates for All-on-4 implants may not need bone grafting, a minimum amount of bone tissue in the jaw is still needed to support the four implants.
Good HealthImplants require surgery, so patients must have good overall health. Patients who smoke, have chronic illnesses like diabetes or have gum disease have to address these conditions before their oral surgery.
Dissatisfied with DenturesTraditional dentures can slip or fall out of place, causing embarrassment and frustration. Implant-supported restorations can eliminate these issues, giving you a fixed bite.
Significant Tooth LossDr. Starr will always try to save a natural tooth. However, teeth that are infected or too decayed may have to be extracted to preserve your oral health. All-on-4 dental implants can replace the extracted teeth.
Treatment Might Not Be Right For You If You’re Only Missing One or a Few Teeth
All-on-4 implants replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. If you are missing only a single tooth or a few teeth in a row, Dr. Starr recommends an implant-supported crown or bridge instead. During your consultation at our Columbus or Starkville, MS, offices, Dr. Starr will determine which dental implant treatment can best achieve your goals.
A Closer Look at How the All-on-4 Technique Works
A Typical All-on-4 Implant Procedure
Patients will have a full smile the day their All-on-4 implants are placed.
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