The All-on-4™ technique offers a full mouth replacement for missing teeth by combining dentures with the placement of tooth implants. With All-on-4™, you can realize the benefits of both of these popular tooth replacement methods.
What to Expect from Your All-on-4™ Dental Implant Procedure in Easton, MD
Many patients with tooth loss have suffered bone loss. Unlike traditional tooth implants, All-on-4™ does not require bone grafting procedures to augment bone volume. This is due, in part, to the strategic planning and limited number of tooth implants placed. The use of these implants can also help to preserve bone health, as they replicate the function of a tooth root and stimulate the jaw bone.
With All-on-4™, Dr. Louis will place four tooth implants in locations which have the most bone density. The implant posts are made of titanium, which is compatible with the human body and will integrate with your existing bone to deliver a secure foundation. The entire procedure is performed in office with local anesthetic.
Your tooth implants will continue to heal over the next three to six months but you can enjoy your brilliant, new smile immediately. Dr. Louis will place a set of temporary teeth for you to wear while your jaw bone and gum tissue heal. Once the healing process is complete, your temporary set of teeth will be removed and your final, permanent replacement will be secured into place.
Even if you have suffered bone loss, you may still be a candidate to receive dental implants. For more information on the All-on-4™ procedure, contact Dr. Louis in Easton, MD today.