Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA
If you have lost an entire dental arch of teeth or all the teeth in your mouth, you may think that it is impossible to restore your smile and regain your old way of life. Well, think again! Thanks to the All on 4 dental implant system, you can have all the teeth in your mouth replaced in just a single day by your Agoura Hills implant dentist Dr. Cristina Markiewicz at Integrative Dental Arts.
Significant tooth loss is more common than you might think
The American College of Prosthodontists, citing epidemiological studies, estimates that approximately 40 million adults in the United States have lost all the teeth in their mouth. The numbers become even more concerning for senior citizens; about 30 percent of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have none of their natural teeth left.
While a full set of dentures are an affordable option to replace your missing teeth, dentures typically do not fit well, are uncomfortable, and have to be remade as your jawbone naturally changes shape over time.
That’s where the All on 4 system comes in to play.
Learn more about the All on 4 dental implant system
The All on 4 system is described best as a fixed bridge, or permanent denture, attached to strategically placed dental implants. Four dental implants are installed at precise locations in the mouth to provide support for the bridge of replacement teeth. Once attached, the bridge will be fixed in the mouth. The entire procedure can be completed in a single day!
The advantages of the All on 4 system
Here are the some of the advantages of the All on 4 procedure:
- No bone grafts
- No sinus lifts
- No incisions or placement of sutures
- No healing time
The benefits to this procedure do not end there. Other advantages include:
Permanent teeth: The bridges used in the All on 4 procedure will not slip or shift in the mouth since the single unit is permanently attached to the implants. You never have to remove your replacement teeth like you would with dentures.
Convenience: Maintain your replacement teeth by brushing and flossing them, just like you would normal healthy teeth. In fact, oral hygiene is important even with dental implants to prevent infection that could hinder the implant’s success.
Improved bite: At Integrative Dental Arts, we also practice neuromuscular dentistry, a specialization of dental science that works to find and restore the ideal alignment of the bite and jaw. As such, each All on 4 system is installed while paying attention to neuromuscular dimensions of your bite, making sure your replacement teeth are placed in order to optimize your bite alignment. With economy-style dentures, this approach typically is not used at traditional dental practices, which is why dentures often do not fit well, or may cause irritation to the jaw joints.
Teeth in a single day: With the All on 4 system, you can literally get all of your teeth replaced in a single day. There is no waiting weeks on a dental laboratory. Instead, the implants and fixed unit of replacement teeth all are placed and fabricated in a single day.
Cost-effective: It is considered the most cost-effective treatment option for patients who have lost all their teeth, have severely compromised teeth, or currently wear dentures but are looking to upgrade to a more stable option when it comes to replacement teeth, since the All on 4 system is designed to last a lifetime.
Improved chewing ability: All on 4 patients also regain an estimated 90 percent of their chewing ability, which can be life-changing when it comes to your nutritional options.
Find out if All on 4 is right for you
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you could be a good candidate for the All on 4 system:
- Have you lost all the teeth on a single dental arch?
- Are you missing all of your teeth?
- Have you been diagnosed with “hopeless” or severely compromised teeth in need of extraction?
- Are you a current denture wearer who has become dissatisfied with your dentures?
In many cases, patients who receive the All on 4 implants were not deemed to be viable candidates for single dental implants. However, majority of these patients are able to undergo the All on 4 procedure because the implants typically are installed working with just the frontal part of the jaw, which has a greater bone density. Therefore, significant jawbone loss typically is not a problem.
All on 4 Implants in Agoura Hills
Integrative Dental Arts is proud to now offer the All on 4 implant system to our range of services. Dr. Cristina Markiewicz specializes in this procedure, and we are excited to offer the chance to restore your entire smile in a day for patients with lost teeth in Agoura Hills. To learn more about the All on 4 system or any of the other tooth replacement options we offer, please call (818) 889-0400 to schedule a consultation.
Integrative Dental Arts serves patients in the areas of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village in southern California.