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 is also referred to as teeth in a day, and implant-supported dentures. The procedure 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. We work as part of an interdisciplinary team with your restorative or cosmetic dentist to offer complete treatment for missing teeth. Dentists in Bethesda and Washington D.C. agree that we are your top prosthodontists in the area. Many local dentists refer their patients to us for the best dental implant treatments. 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 remaining teeth removed, and replaced with dental implants in a single visit. Another popular term for this procedure is “implant-supported dentures”.
The initial restoration will include a temporary denture or bridge. This will allow your jawbone to heal properly after the implant posts are surgically placed. The temporary denture or bridge will stabilize your implants, and aid in the healing process. Once the implants have integrated into your jawbone, you will have your permanent denture placed and secured.
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.