Immediately Restore Your Smile with All-on-4 Dental Implants
Tooth loss can take a serious toll on your quality of life, making it difficult to eat and speak properly. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, Dr. James M. Stein offers All-on-4® dental implants, which can restore full form and function to your smile in a single appointment. This technique requires only four posts to support a full-arch denture, rather than the conventional six to eight. As a result, you can often enjoy a shorter treatment time, as well as avoid preliminary procedures like bone grafting to address bone atrophy. Dr. Stein has over 30 years of experience improving his patients' oral health. His Boston, MA, practice is outfitted with advanced technology for accurate diagnoses and an on-site lab for a faster turnaround time.
Using only four implants, Dr. Stein can restore an entire dental arch.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Dental implants are recognized as the best solution for tooth replacement. While they provide unrivaled support for a variety of restorations, patients with extensive tooth loss typically require six to eight dental implants for a full arch denture. All-on-4 reduces the number of posts required to support an implant-supported denture, as well as the impact on your jawbone.
All-on-4 implants are placed at an angle and make use of available bone, often eliminating the need for preliminary procedures.
Are You a Candidate for All-on-4?
To qualify for treatment, you should be in good oral and overall health. Conditions such diabetes or autoimmune diseases may disqualify you from treatment, as they can interfere with your body's ability to heal. In addition, if you have gum disease, you may require periodontal treatment before undergoing dental implant surgery.
If you have suffered widespread tooth loss, you may be a candidate for All-on-4 implant-supported restorations. With typical dental implants, patients who have sustained pronounced jawbone recession typically need a preliminary bone graft to restore their candidacy. However, All-on-4 implants are placed at an angle and make use of available bone, often eliminating the need for prerequisite procedures.
The Treatment Process
If you are a candidate for All-on-4, Dr. Stein can identify the areas where your bone is strongest and carefully plan your implant placement. Prior to the procedure, we can administer anesthetic and sedation if necessary to ensure your complete comfort. Employing computer-guided techniques, Dr. Stein can insert four titanium implants at strategic angles to properly distribute the force. He can then attach a temporary denture on the same day as placement. Healing from surgery usually takes between three to six months. Once the recovery process is complete, Dr. Stein can remove the initial prosthetic and affix your permanent denture.
the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants
There are numerous reasons to consider All-on-4 implants:
- These implants are suitable for patients who have sustained jawbone atrophy, and they can minimize the number of surgeries required.
- You can receive an implant-supported restoration on the same day as your surgery. Though your initial denture is not your final prosthetic, it is remarkably secure and stable.
- All-on-4 dentures provide more lifelike results than traditional removable dentures which rest atop your gums. As dentures are secured to dental implants, you will never have to worry about your denture slipping out of place when you eat or speak.
- Both traditional and All-on-4 implants can stop jawbone recession after tooth loss by sending regenerative signals to your jaw.
With both aesthetic and functional benefits, All-on-4 implants can greatly improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life.
Transform your smile Today
At our practice, we are proud to provide our patients with the most advanced solutions for tooth loss. To learn more about All-on-4 or any of our other restorative treatments, we invite you to contact us online today. You can also call (617) 227-6076 to schedule your appointment.