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All-on-Four: Fast Replacement for Missing Teeth

Want to replace your missing teeth but don’t really want to wait for months to get them? Are dentures too much of a hassle for you and you would like something that’s more of a permanent solution? Ask your Santa Cruz implant dentist about All-on-Four dental implants today!

What Is All-on-4?

All-on-Four is a revolutionary procedure that allows patients to have a permanent set of four dental implants inserted into his/her jawbone in just one session. Before, if people wanted to restore their missing teeth, they needed to undergo several surgical implant procedures and wait for months for the incisions to heal. However, due to this new breakthrough in dental medicine and technology, patients can now get implants and use their artificial set of teeth all in the same day.

Who Are Best Fit for an All-on-Four Procedure?

Edentulous patients or those who have lost all their teeth are very good candidates for an All-on-Four procedure. Current denture wearers and people with damaged crowns and bridgework will also benefit from this breakthrough procedure. Even those patients who have been turned down for traditional implants because of severe bone loss of low jawbone density can have a chance to regain their missing teeth with All-on-Four.

What to Expect During an All-on-Four Procedure?

When you do decide to undergo All-on-Four, here’s what you can expect to happen for your treatment:

Your Santa Cruz implant dentist will plan your implant placement using a CT scan that will capture three-dimensional images of your teeth, gums, jaws, and neck. These images will be uploaded into a virtual reality software that will help your dentist plan your entire implant procedure even before any surgery is performed.

The computer-generated images are vital in helping your dentist fabricate your artificial teeth and for him to know exactly where to place the Titanium implant posts during surgery. The 3-D images are extremely accurate and give your dentist a virtual look into your teeth and gums without you having to spend long hours on the dentist’s chair.

To know more about All-on-Four and how you can benefit from it, get in touch with Dr. Matiasevich, Jr., DDS by calling 831-440-7577 today.