Traditional dental implants can provide incredible benefits, but they often require preliminary bone grafting and several months of recovery before they can support dentures. At Ward Road Dental in Arvada, CO, Dr. Christopher Gillette offers All-on-4® implants, a solution that can provide the right candidates with a fast track to a strong, healthy new smile.
All-on-4 dental implants can support a denture on the upper or lower jaw using four dental implants. Traditional dental implants are small titanium posts designed to replace lost tooth roots and support restorations. Each implant is placed vertically, and it usually takes six to eight implants to support a denture. All-on-4 is able to support the denture with fewer implants because the two implants placed toward the back of the jaw are set at angles to maximize surface contact with the bone. In this way, patients who have suffered some jaw atrophy after tooth loss can often undergo treatment without having to receive a bone graft. This configuration also makes it possible to support a denture immediately following placement.
The front two implants are vertical, while the back two implants are angled, maximizing surface contact between the implant and the jaw.
On the day of surgery, you will receive local anesthesia to maintain your comfort. You can also choose to receive sedation for further comfort.
Next, the gums are incised to expose the jawbone, and the implants are inserted. After the incisions are sutured closed, leaving the implants exposed above the gumline, we can attach a temporary denture. You can expect oral function to be largely restored at this point - you will be able to speak clearly and chew a variety of foods. Your smile will also look complete and natural.
Over the next four to six months, the implants will become fused to the jawbone. Once Dr. Gillette confirms that this process is complete, we can begin crafting your permanent denture. Once your permanent denture is complete, we can attach it to your implants during your next visit to our office.
If you have been suffering due to a denture that fits improperly, you owe it to yourself to explore All-on-4 or another dental implant treatment.
All-on-4 dental implants have several unique benefits that make them an attractive option for many patients:
Ward Road Dental is focused on helping each and every patient experience all the benefits of a healthy, functional, and attractive smile. If you have been suffering due to a denture that fits improperly, you owe it to yourself to explore All-on-4 or another dental implant treatment. Christopher Gillette, DMD is board-certified by the American Board of General Dentistry, and is equipped to help you take advantage of cutting-edge restorative treatment. We accept most insurance plans and major credit cards. We can work with you to determine a financing option, such as CareCredit®. Contact us online today to schedule an appointment, or call (303) 420-4001.
5610 Ward Rd.
Arvada, CO 80002
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