Modern Dentistry Brings Better Solutions
Individuals who want to get rid of their dentures or those with failing teeth in need of a full upper and/or lower restoration may consider All-On-4® dental implants in Jacksonville, FL. As the name implies, this procedure requires only four dental implants per jaw to support a fully customized set of replacement teeth. All-On-4® was designed for patients with a limited about of bone in the jaw.
Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of lower and/or upper teeth typically involved six or more implants, bone grafts, and as many as 18 months of treatment. This means that patients would often be without teeth or with poorly fitted temporary dentures for more than a year.
With All-On-4, only four dental implants are used to anchor a full prosthesis securely in place. The specialists at the Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry strategically place the implants and allow for them to fully integrate with the bone. Once this happens, usually within six months, patients are fitted with a permanent set of teeth and adjusted for a perfect fit. During the integration process, a temporary prosthesis is attached, so patients will not go one day without teeth.
With the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure, similar to All-on-4, there is no waiting period in which implants need to heal. After the implant(s) is placed, a restoration piece is immediately added, so patients can walk out of their appointment with a fully functional set of teeth.
Modern implant-based dentistry has provided a solution for the toothless or “edentulous” patient that traditional dentures have never been able to deliver: immediate functionality with substantially increased quality of life. Accomplished through a prosthesis held solidly in place by four dental implants, this advanced procedure provides the comfort and security patients often miss with removable dentures while at the same time preserving the jaw bone and bypassing the need for bone grafts. By eliminating the daily frustration and discomfort of dentures, patients can once again enjoy the dietary freedom of those with natural teeth with the most sophisticated solution there is to tooth loss.
The All-On-4® dental implant procedure is best for patients with significant tooth loss or decay and for people whose bone loss in the jaw area prevents them from getting traditional dental implants. Our team will discuss your options during your consultation.
With Teeth-in-a-Day, you can walk in and out of our office with a new set of implants in a single visit. The procedure takes only an hour to complete before you are wearing a new smile. Not everyone is a candidate for Teeth-in-a-Day, however. You must have a sufficient amount of bone mass in the area to receive dental implants.
If you would like to ask further questions about the All-On-4® procedure or Teeth-in-a-Day, call the Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Jacksonville, FL to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.Patient Testimonials Request Appointment