It’s not an exaggeration to say that dental implants can be life changing. Implants immediately increase comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating, and patients report looking better, feeling better, and having a renewed outlook on life. Fortunately, there are options available for people interested in dental implants, including All-On-4® dental implants.
All-On-4® dental implants work the same as individual-tooth implants, involving strong, high quality anchors below the gumline and realistic-looking crowns above. However, instead of one anchor per tooth, All-On-4® is a minimally-invasive method of using only four implants to support a full arch of permanent replacement teeth.
At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, Dr. Sanchez has mastered an exclusive procedure called All-On-4®, offering unparalleled work at an affordable price. If you’re looking to improve your smile, here are the top 5 reasons why people prefer All-On-4® dental implants:
1. Entire procedure takes one day
All-On-4® implants offer immediate results, as the procedure typically only takes one oral surgery appointment. Initial consultations and detailed examinations, including taking CT scans of the jawbone and creating computer-simulated implants, are also necessary. But one day of surgery under local anesthesia is much preferred to multiple surgery days.
2. Prevents bone deterioration with just four implants
One of the main benefits of implants versus dentures is that implants prevent bone deterioration. When someone is missing teeth, their jawbone slowly deteriorates, resulting in further appearance issues like sunken cheeks and excessive wrinkling around the lips. But the implants involved in the All-On-4® procedure—using only four implants in an upper or lower arch—signal to the brain that bone mass is still needed to support teeth.
3. Secure placement
Denture wearers often complain of “slippage” and difficulty when eating and talking, which inevitably results in self-esteem issues and social anxiety. In contrast, All-On-4® implants are securely fastened with no threat of slippage, and they look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With the ability to bite down with up to 70% more force than dentures and zero temperature sensitivity, patients can once again enjoy the food they love most.
4. Easy to maintain
Because All-On-4® implants resemble natural teeth, they require the same basic maintenance as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, and regular visits to a dental hygienist. Routine maintenance also helps prevent periodontal disease, which has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
5. Lower cost than alternative treatments
Traditional dental implants involve multiple office visits and surgeries, and sometimes require bone grafting and sinus augmentation. All those visits and procedures add up, and even with quality dental insurance, patients are usually responsible for hefty bills when all is said and done. All-On-4® implants feature a lower overall cost than conventional implant procedures, and one surgery means minimal healing time.
All-On-4® dental implants in Tehachapi
If you suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth, or if you’re currently wearing dentures, All-On-4® dental implants may be the key to your renewed confidence and comfort, and a healthy mouth. At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, we offer the best dental implants at an affordable price. To learn more about the exclusive All-On-4® procedure, give us a call at (661) 822-3727 to schedule a consultation today.