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Am I a candidate for All-on-4 implants?

All On 4 dental implantsAre you missing (or at risk of losing) all of your upper or lower teeth? Are you suffering through life with ill-fitting dentures? Have you been informed traditional dental implants are not an option for you due to advanced bone loss? Is your overall health within normal limits (no uncontrolled health conditions or impaired immune system disorders)?

If you can answer “yes” to any or all of these questions, there is a strong possibility that All-on-Four implants could be right for you. A comprehensive evaluation and discussion with an experienced implant dentist is necessary for the most accurate recommendation.

The All-on-Four concept is a revolutionary method of combining the best aspects of traditional dentures and traditional dental implants.

Although traditional dentures have earned a reputation for slipping out of place and generally fitting poorly, there are also a few undeniable advantages. Dentures are an efficient solution for complete tooth loss and they can typically be made in one day.

Dental implants also have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages. Implants are more similar to the natural teeth than any other tooth replacement solution. They are also the most stable and most comfortable alternative. Unfortunately, traditional dental implants are not recommended where there has been significant bone loss. Implants are fantastic for replacing a single tooth or a few teeth, but can become complicated and costly when all of the teeth are missing.

Our periodontist can utilize as few as four strategically placed dental implants to stabilize an upper or lower denture. The proper technique enables your dentist to place the implants in areas even where advanced bone loss has occurred. Your denture can be permanently affixed to the implants, eliminating any risk of slipping or sliding out of place. You will enjoy immediate comfort during chewing and speaking.

If All-on-Four implants are right for you, you may begin enjoying your new teeth in as little as a single day. Call the office of Dr. Duval for a consultation to discuss the journey towards your new smile.