Are you missing teeth but hate the idea of wearing dentures? Although effective, dentures can be uncomfortable and inconvenient as they can potentially shift around and slip out of the mouth. Town Center Dentistry understands that while all patients want a full set of functioning, beautiful teeth, not everyone wants to wear dentures. The All-on-4 implants procedure is an innovative treatment that uses implant-supported dentures to fully restore the lower or upper arches, or both, using four implants in each arch, as opposed to traditional implants, which use six to eight implants per arch. The All-on-4 implant procedure can be performed in just one convenient office visit, allowing patients to regain their ability to eat, speak and smile comfortably faster than ever before.

Town Center Dentistry’s implant specialists, Drs. Eric Driver and Thomas Gonzales, are trained and skilled in this innovative procedure. Dr. Gonzales is a graduate from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and is one of the pioneers of the all-on-4 technique, having performed thousands of successful procedures. Dr. Driver is a board certified periodontist and implant expert who earned his doctorate degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and has performed thousands of periodontal and implant surgeries. Both Dr. Driver and Dr. Gonzales combine their expertise with the precise technology of the All-on-4 procedure to provide patients with a strong, long-lasting smile.

The Benefits of All-on-4 Implants

All-on-4 implants offer several benefits over traditional dentures. Conventional dentures are secured in place with only a suction seal, running the risk of slipping out of the mouth. On the other hand, All-on-4 implants are secured in place with artificial roots made of biocompatible titanium. The implants fuse with the jawbone, providing the replacement teeth with a stable foundation and no risk of slippage.

With All-on-4 implants, two anterior implants are placed vertically down near the front of the mouth while two posterior implants are placed farther behind, tilted at a 45-degree angle. The angling of the posterior implants eliminates the need for bone grafting, which is necessary with traditional implants in cases where a patient does not have enough bone to support the implant. All-on-4 implants help simplify the implant procedure and reduce the cost by eliminating the need for bone grafting.

About the Procedure

All-on-4 implants are placed in one dental visit, using advanced technology to create custom-made dental restorations right in our office. Prior to the procedure, either implant Dr. Driver or Dr. Gonzales will meet with you to examine your mouth and discuss your needs. Using 3D imaging, they will determine the details of your treatment plan, including the placement of the dental implants. They will also take impressions of your teeth to craft your customized replacement teeth.

Once this is complete, your implant specialist will perform surgery to place the implants into the jawbone. The implants are capped with abutments, and a set of temporary teeth is securely attached on top. Over the course of several months, the implants will fuse with the surrounding bone to provide your permanent teeth with a sturdy and stable foundation. Once your bones and gum have healed and the implants have bonded with the jawbone, you will return to our office to have your permanent teeth placed.

Learn More about All-on-4 Implants

All-on-4 implants can provide you with a brand new smile without the need for ill-fitting and uncomfortable dentures. To learn more about this innovative procedure, contact our team of dental specialists. Town Center Dentistry is committed to providing top-of-the-line dental care while providing the most affordable prices in San Diego. To learn more, please call (858) 521-0000 today.

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