Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth, but does that mean you need a dental implant for each missing tooth? Not necessarily. Here at New Haven Dental Group, we are proud to offer All-on-4 in Woodbridge. This streamlined dental implant treatment is able to replace an entire arch of teeth with as few as four implants — and patients can often get a temporary denture on the same day as their extractions and implant surgery! Contact us today to learn more about this remarkable tooth replacement method. We look forward to helping you rebuild your smile.
Dental implants in Woodbridge are small, screw-like cylinders that we insert into the jawbone so they can support prosthetic teeth. During the All-on-4 procedure, we place two implants toward the front of the jaw and two toward the back at an angle. This strategic placement technique utilizes areas of the jawbone that are naturally strong and thick, which reduces the chance that a bone graft will be necessary.
Immediately after the implants are in place, we secure a temporary denture on top of them. Later, after a healing period, you will receive a permanent new set of teeth.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for All-on-4 is to schedule a consultation with your implant dentist in Woodbridge. In general, patients should:
The majority of patients do qualify for All-on-4, either right away or after some preparatory treatments.
Some of the most outstanding benefits of All-on-4 include:
All-on-4 is generally faster, less costly, and less invasive than traditional implant procedures. Many patients love that there is no waiting period between the implant surgery and placement of a provisional restoration. Additionally, because All-on-4 usually requires just one surgery instead of two or more, it comes with less total recovery time than most traditional procedures.
Of course, there are some instances where traditional treatment is preferrable. For example, placing more implants could provide the highest level of strength possible to your new teeth. Our team will help you compare the pros and cons of all your tooth replacement options before you decide how to move forward.