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Deal with the Downtime with All-on-Four

In today’s fast-paced, cost-conscious world, there’s a constant search for quick and easy, affordable dental care that’s less invasive compared to traditional procedures. Thanks to modern computer-aided dental technology, fixed restorations to replace missing teeth are becoming easier to get, with long healing and recovery periods from oral surgery becoming practically erased.

Whereas before, a dental implant patient will count months or even a year of healing time for the titanium implants to integrate with the jaw bone, all the while wearing a temporary prosthesis. But now with the latest All-on-Four implant system, you can walk out of the dental clinic with fixed, permanent replacement for your entire upper and lower set of teeth on the very same day that the implants are going to be placed.

Where did all the downtime go? The answer lies in the All-on-Four’s ability to take available bone in patients with low bone volume and still manage to secure the fixed prosthesis using only four strategically-positioned implants. The bone grafting supposedly needed to increase the bone volume is substituted with the stability that comes with placing the four implants at angles where their strength are substantially increased to hold the full-arch of replacement teeth in place. The posterior implants are set at 45 degrees and inserted where it will not compromise the sinus cavity in the upper jaw and the nerve canal.

As for all the meticulous preparations, from taking accurate measurements and determining the best position for the implants, it’s already part of this advanced treatment concept. Immediately after the implants are inserted, the prosthesis is screwed onto the implants right after the oral surgery. And since it makes use of only four instead of the usual six implants, the cost is considerably reduced, giving you all the more reason to smile.

And smiling widely is what you’ll be doing after you receive your All-on-Four replacement teeth from Santa Cruz implant dentist Dr. Robert Matiasevich, Jr. Be one of the many satisfied patients that Dr. Matiasevich has helped throughout the years, providing them with implants that enable them to function normally and live comfortably again. Contact his clinic at 831-440-7577 now to make your appointment.