When Are All-on-4® Dental Implants the Best Solution for Me?

Are you missing several teeth? More than 36 million American adults do not have any teeth, but while knowing you’re not alone may help you feel better, it doesn’t solve the problems that missing teeth bring. 

Missing teeth can interrupt your life, making normal activities like eating or talking more difficult than they should be. This issue can cause changes to your appearance as your jawbone erodes. Missing teeth can also make you self-conscious and too embarrassed to smile.

The team at Dental Studios has good news for men and women in the Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, areas. Dentists Daniel Butensky, DMD, and Stephen T. Busby, DDS, offer a range of tooth restoration solutions — including the revolutionary All-on-4® implant system for when you’re missing several teeth.

This innovative treatment replaces an entire set of missing top or bottom teeth, providing you with natural-looking and functional teeth that restore your smile and your dental health. Are All-on-4 implants the right solution for you?

What are dental implants?

Traditional dental implants work by using a post and prosthetic tooth to replace a missing tooth. The screw-like post is made from a type of metal that’s compatible with your body, like titanium, to form the new root of your implant. Your dentist implants the post in your jawbone, and it fuses with your bone as it heals. 

The prosthetic tooth is attached once the post has healed. Once the implanted post and prosthetic tooth are in place, the dental implant functions like your natural teeth without the risk of it falling out or moving. 

What is the All-on-4 dental implant system?

While traditional implants are a good solution for one or two missing teeth, it would be painful and time-consuming to replace an entire set of missing top or bottom teeth individually. The All-on-4 system uses a complete arch of prosthetic teeth mounted on only four implant posts for a full upper or lower set of natural-looking prosthetic teeth.

Your oral surgeon at Dental Studios keeps you comfortable during the procedure by administering general anesthesia and then drills the four posts into your jawbone. While your jaw heals, you wear a set of temporary prosthetics. Once the posts have fused to your jawbone, you’re ready for your permanent prosthetic teeth, giving you back your smile and improving your quality of life.

The All-on-4 system is designed to last. The prosthetics function, feel, and look like your natural teeth, making it easy to care for them. By practicing good oral hygiene — brushing and flossing twice a day and keeping up with your regular dental visits — you can enjoy them for years to come. 

When are All-on-4 implants the best solution for me?

Your provider at Dental Studios reviews your dental history and examines your teeth to recommend the best solution for your missing teeth. Not all patients are candidates for implants. If that’s the case for you, our team can offer different solutions to restore your smile.

Generally, All-on-4 implants are an excellent solution for men and women missing multiple top or bottom teeth. Your Dental Studios provider can tackle all the missing teeth with one implant procedure, saving you time and money.

Other reasons you may consider the All-on-4 solution are the many benefits the system brings, including:  

Are you ready to learn if the All-on-4 implant system is right for you? Contact the team at the Dental Studios New Jersey office most convenient to you, or book an appointment online.

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