Rebuild Your Smile in One Visit with the All-on-4 Implants Technique
Dr. Chirag Patel offers the All-on-4® dental implants technique for patients in Frisco, TX, who want a fast, stable treatment option to restore an entire dental arch. Coordinating with an oral surgeon or periodontist to place just four angled implants, the doctor can immediately attach your denture on the same day as your placement surgery so that you can enjoy your new smile as soon as possible. This surgical method can also minimize patients' treatment timeline by eliminating the need for bone grafts.
Understanding the All-on-4 Technique
While an individual dental implant works well to replace a single missing tooth, this is not ideal for replacing a full arch of teeth. Placing an implant for each tooth is not only expensive, but also invasive. In the past, securing an implant-supported denture could require up to ten implants. This required a substantial investment and recovery period. Furthermore, many patients who have lost numerous teeth are not good candidates for traditional implants since widespread tooth loss can weaken the jawbone.
The All-on-4 implant method is a comfortable, natural-looking, and fast option for replacing a full arch of missing or damaged teeth.
In contrast, the All-on-4 technique can anchor a full denture with only four implants and is often recommended for patients with minimal jawbone tissue. In fact, bone grafts can often be avoided altogether. Because the posts are placed at an angle rather than straight down into the jaw, this advanced technique maximizes stability while also minimizing the cost of the procedure.
Implant-Supported vs. Traditional Dentures
Dr. Patel typically recommends the All-on-4 method for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth and who may currently be wearing dentures. Because implant-supported restorations are anchored in the jaw rather than rest on the gums, the All-on-4 technique offers a number of significant advantages. Compared to traditional dentures, these benefits include:
- No dental adhesives
- Secure fit during meals and conversation
- Greater stability
- Stimulation of jaw for improved bone health
- Natural look and feel
- Easy dental hygiene and maintenance
Combined, these benefits allow Dr. Patel to provide patients with a more comfortable, lifelike restoration that can last for years with proper care.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
All of our patients considering dental implants must first meet with Dr. Patel for a consultation. During this discussion, he will ask about your goals for treatment and conduct an examination of your smile. If implants seem like a suitable fit, he can then walk you through the timeline, budget, and other aspects of the process so that you can make an informed decision before committing to treatment. If any tooth extractions or other preparatory procedures are necessary, Dr. Patel can schedule them at this time. On the day of the surgery, Dr. Patel will work closely with a trusted oral surgeon or periodontist to place and restore your implants in one appointment. After providing sedation to ensure your comfort, the surgeon will make small incisions in the gum tissue, create small holes in the bone below, and secure the implants. Immediately afterward, Dr. Patel can attach your customized denture to return aesthetics and function to your smile.
Restore Your Smile to Its Full Function
For the right patients, the All-on-4 implant method can be a comfortable, natural-looking, and fast option for replacing a full arch of teeth. Reach out online or call us at (214) 705-6600 to set up a consultation with Dr. Patel and learn more about this restorative treatment.