If you are missing most or all of your teeth, or are faced with the prospect of losing your teeth, All-on-Four could be the solution you’re looking for. This special technique, also called teeth in a day, replaces all of the upper or lower teeth using as few as four strategically placed dental implants.
Our dentists specialize in periodontics and implant dentistry with offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington D.C. They work as part of an interdisciplinary team with your restorative or cosmetic dentist to offer complete treatment for missing teeth. Our treatment options are tailored to meet each individual’s needs and goals, ensuring the best outcome and long term success.
How Does All On Four Work?
The name “all on four” comes from the fact that as few as four dental implants are needed to secure a denture or hybrid bridge. The procedure is also called “teeth in a day” because of the fact that you will have all of your teeth removed and replaced with dental implants in a single visit.
The initial restoration will be a temporary denture or bridge which will stabilize the implants and aid in the healing process. Once the implants have integrated, you will have your permanent denture secured into place.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Dental implants have one of the highest levels of patient satisfaction because of the fact that they replace the natural feel and function of the teeth. Until recently, the only option for someone missing all of their teeth was a conventional denture.
With dentures, you have to be careful about what foods you eat, constantly worry about them slipping out when you talk and deal with a daily routine that involves poor tasting adhesive and nightly soaking. Not to mention the fact that dentures do not support the bone, which will continue to deteriorate and make the face look much older.
Dental implants, by contrast, integrate with the living bone, giving the denture a firm foundation. This means you can eat, speak and smile with confidence and without restrictions. The dental implants will support the jaw bone for improved long term oral health.
More Dental Implant Information
- Dental Implants Overview
- What are dental implants?
- About the Dental Implant Procedure
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant FAQs
Schedule an Implant Dentistry Consultation
If you have several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Washington DC office and Bethesda, MD dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with one of our dental implant specialists, Dr. Roy Eskow or Dr. Adam Eskow. We will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you. Call 301.200.5222 or request a consultation online.