All-on-4 Implants Can Restore Your Smile in Just One Day
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, All-on-4® implants may provide a same-day solution. Your oral surgeon or another type of specialist will strategically place four dental implants in your upper or lower jaw, minimizing the impact on your bone and often reducing the need for preparatory treatment. These posts can then support a full denture, which Michael C. Fling, D.D.S., can often place on the same day. Dr. Fling does not perform implant surgery himself, but he and his Oklahoma City, OK, team can coordinate with specialists to restore the form, function, and appearance of your smile. He will determine your candidacy for treatment, create a treatment plan, and design a beautifully lifelike prosthetic. Since we maintain relationships with a number of reputable doctors, when you visit our practice, you can benefit from truly superior care.
Are You a Candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
If you are in need of comprehensive restoration, there is a good chance that you will qualify for All-on-4 dental implants. In addition to widespread tooth loss, this type of restoration may also be appropriate following major extractions.
With All-on-4, you can enjoy immediately restored oral function without an uncomfortable or unnatural-looking temporary denture.
It is important to have a strong enough jaw to uphold the posts. If you have lost jawbone tissue, Dr. Fling may recommend a bone graft but the innovative All-on-4 method can often eliminate the need for this additional surgery. To fully determine your eligibility for implants, Dr. Fling will evaluate your overall health. As a candidate for implants, you should have a healthy immune system, and you should not suffer from any serious, chronic diseases.
The Treatment Process
After making sure that implants are right for you, your doctor will create a one-of-a-kind surgical plan. Using state-of-the-art computer guides and wax models, he or she will decide the most suitable placement for your implant posts. Placing the posts at a slight angle will minimize the impact to your jawbone. In most cases, you can return to our office for your implant-supported denture that same day. This restoration will not be permanent. However, it will still be extremely stable and virtually identical to your natural teeth. Then, three to six months later, when you have fully healed, you can receive your final denture.
The Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 implants offer unparalleled benefits for your dental function, health, appearance, and overall quality of life.
Your denture will be extremely stable, especially in comparison to traditional removable prosthetics. You will be able to enjoy a full range of foods without worrying that your denture will slip out of place. In some cases, your overall health could actually improve because you will be able to eat a more complete and nutritious diet.
All-on-4 implants are more conservative than other types because your doctor will need to place fewer posts to uphold the restoration. Further, because the implants are smaller, they will have lesser effects on the surrounding parts of your jaw. This method can also help you avoid the need for bone grafting and sinus lifts.
Improved Oral Health
Additionally, the implant posts will act as synthetic tooth roots. Like your roots, they will stimulate your jawbone during daily activities. These signals will trigger tissue growth and help you to avoid bone recession.
All-on-4 implants also have aesthetic advantages. Your denture will rest right against your gums without metal clips or a plastic base. Moreover, it will not only replace your missing teeth but also fill out your lips and cheeks, giving your face a more proportionate and youthful look. Your prosthetic will look especially realistic when you visit our office. Because Dr. Fling was a former lab technician, he knows how to design stunningly realistic restorations that will also function just like natural teeth.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Fling Today
With All-on-4, you can enjoy immediately restored oral function without an uncomfortable or unnatural-looking temporary denture. To find out if you are a candidate for this advanced technique, reach out to our office and schedule a consultation. You can contact our office online or call (405) 848-6743 for more information.
“We treat each patient with the highest level of dental care, skill, and judgment.” Dr. Michael C. Fling