If you’re missing all or most of your permanent teeth, you may want to consider All-on-4® implants. This cutting-edge periodontal treatment restores your smile using just four dental implants as opposed to the traditional six or eight. At Dental Designs of Plantation, John Sarris, DMD, Thomas Copulos, DDS, and the team proudly offer All-on-4 implants to men and women in Plantation, Florida. To see if you’re a candidate, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
All-on-4 is a minimally invasive periodontal treatment method designed to restore missing permanent teeth. All-on-4 allows you to have a full set of teeth without having to undergo multiple dental implant surgeries.
Traditional dental implants require your dentist to place an implant into the socket of each missing tooth. All-on-4 implants, on the other hand, can support a full arch of teeth (upper or lower) using just four metal posts. In addition, installing All-on-4 implants usually takes one appointment. This saves you time and the hassle of having to schedule a series of procedures.
Anyone who’s lost permanent teeth and wants to restore their smile to its near-original condition can benefit from All-on-4 implants. In addition to improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile, All-on-4 implants prevent problems like gum recession and bone decay.
You’re also a good candidate for All-on-4 implants if you wear dentures or your jawbone isn’t dense enough to support traditional dental implants. All-on-4 implants can provide quicker results and are more cost-effective.
All-on-4 implants provide a number of benefits. For one, they’re much sturdier and easier to care for than traditional dentures. You don’t have to remove them or soak them in a special cleaning solution overnight. Second, All-on-4 implants mimic the strength and durability of your natural teeth. This allows you to eat whatever you want, including crunchy or sticky foods. Last, but not least, All-on-4 implants are easy to clean and care for. Simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit the team at Dental Designs of Plantation once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.
At Dental Designs of Plantation, the team performs All-on-4 implant surgery in-house at their state-of-the-art facilities. Prior to placing your implants, your dentist performs an oral exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you questions about your goals for treatment. Next, your provider takes a series of CT scans to get a closer look at your sinuses, jawbone, and gums. If everything looks healthy and there’s no infection present, your dentist moves forward with treatment.
After administering a local anesthetic to numb your tooth roots and gums, your dentist uses a computer simulation to digitally position the implants. Finally, they use this information to place four metal posts into your jawbone. After placing the implants, your dentist attaches your new set of teeth. The whole process usually takes about two and a half hours per arch.
To see if you’re a candidate for All-on-4 implants, make an appointment at Dental Designs of Plantation today. Simply call the office or click the online booking tool.