All on 4® Implant Dentures in Manalapan, NJ
All on 4® Implant Dentures in Manalapan, NJ is here! When adult tooth loss occurs, most patients are eager to replace the missing teeth in order to restore the appearance of the smile. Addressing tooth loss is also vital in maintaining oral comfort and function, as well as maintaining the integrity and structure of the jaw bone. The most durable and secure type of permanent replacement teeth are dental implants. Even this advanced treatment option has continued to evolve and traditional dental implants are no longer the only implant option for patients at our cosmetic dentistry practice.
Benefits of All on 4® or All on 6® Implants
Dental implants have long provided a superior solution for securing crowns, bridges, and dentures in patients who are missing one, some, or all of their natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures in particular offered a vastly improved alternative to their conventional, removable counterparts. The only drawback of implant-supported dentures was the extensive oral surgery and lengthy healing period that patients had to endure in order to enjoy their many benefits.
Thankfully, there is now a state-of-the-art technology that allows a full-arch prosthesis to be immediately loaded and fully secured in just four implants: the All-on-4® treatment concept from Nobel Biocare®. At the practice of prosthodontist, James Courey, DDS in Manalapan, NJ, All-on-4® dental implants give patients who require the replacement on either or both of their lower and upper arches the opportunity to restore optimal oral health and function with maximum efficiency. Better yet, the All-on-4® makes it possible for some patients who would have required a bone grafting procedure before undergoing dental implant surgery in the past to proceed immediately with implantation.
For many patients the convenience of the All-on-4® implants procedure trumps the cost. The cost for this procedure can be anywhere between $17,000 – $25,000 per arch. The convenience factor is, that on the day remaining teeth are extracted, you leave with a full arch of teeth that are screwed into place. There are, of course, pre- and post surgical follow up visits. So what are the exact steps in the all on 4 dental implants procedure?
How the All-on-4 Treatment Concept Works
Through meticulous planning and state-of-the-art technology, the All-on-4® treatment concept allows Dr. Courey to secure lower- or upper-arch dentures with just four implant posts. The concept is as simple as it is brilliant: longer implants are used in the back of the mouth and are tilted to maximize the bone-to-implant ratio, enabling patients with less jawbone density than would be sufficient in traditional implant surgery to become good candidates without the need for bone grafting. Dental implants placed in this fashion provide security and support comparable to between six and ten implants placed using traditional methods. They can be used for full mouth dental implants as well.
The All-on-4® treatment concept also allows patients to be fitted with custom temporary restoration, made and modified on surgery day, that are screwed onto the implants immediately after surgery. Healing time for All-on-4® implants varies. After healing in completed, these restorations are then replaced by custom-crafted final dentures that, with proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, can last for many years. The titanium implant posts, themselves, can last for decades and even a lifetime.
Truly, this treatment concept takes the premier solution to missing teeth to an even higher level. Eating steak, corn on the cobb, ribs, smiling, talking, and laughing out loud are all possible again. To reserve time with Dr. Courey, trained specialist in the replacement of teeth and the function of the jaws, please call our Manalapan, New Jersey headquarters at 732-410-7101.
What to Avoid for Maximum Preservation of Your Implants
The All-on-4® dental implant procedure is a permanent solution to adult tooth loss, but they do require appropriate maintenance. Some All-on-4® dental implant problems can occur due to improper installation or other factors. These are some of the things you should avoid if you want your dental implants to look good and function well for a long time:
- Poor oral hygiene — Although the crowns themselves are resistant to decay, the health of the gums and bone surrounding your dental implants are important to their longevity. You need to maintain a routine of good oral hygiene and regular dentist visits.
- Dental practitioner with little training — All-on-4® and All-on-6® dental implants require expert installation by a prosthodontist specially trained for dental implant surgery. The quality of planning and execution of your All-on-4® or All-on-6® treatment will help determine how long they last.
- Nicotine consumption — Smoking causes premature aging, as well as premature failure of dental implants. It is not good for your health or anything in your oral cavity. Dental implant failure rate is higher among smokers than non-smokers.
- Blood sugar spikes and dips — The cycle of diabetes, when it is uncontrolled, can slow the healing rate of soft tissue, reducing the ratio of bone contact with your dental implants. Implant failure rates are higher among diabetics in the first year, when your bones and gums should be growing around the implants.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are suffering adult tooth loss and want to restore your smile quickly, All-on-4® dental implant surgery could be the right option for you. Patients with concerns about whether they are good candidates for dental implants should contact us for an appointment. We will assess your tooth loss and overall oral health, and we’ll give you an expert opinion as to whether All-on-4® or All-on-6® treatment is right for you.