All-on-4 Dental Implants
If you have widespread tooth loss, implant-supported dentures can restore your bite. But not all patients qualify for traditional implants.
You may be eligible for All-on-4® dental implants, even if your jawbone has lost too much density for traditional implants.
With the All-on-4® method, Dr. Michael D. Haight in Albuquerque, NM, can give more patients their smile back – often in a single day.
Why Patients Love All-on-4
Traditional dental implants require a strong jawbone for support. However, many patients with missing teeth have lost bone density, meaning they can't qualify for implants unless they first receive preparatory procedures to build back their jawbone strength. The All-on-4 dental implant procedure allows many patients to receive implant-supported dentures even if they have low jawbone density, eliminating the need for bone grafting and sinus lifts.
Other reasons to consider the All-on-4 from our Albuquerque, NM, dentist include:
In one appointment, Dr. Haight can replace your missing natural teeth with temporary dentures anchored by implants. After you attend another dental appointment for your permanent dentures, your All-on-4 treatment will be complete.
Replacing a full arch using the traditional implant method requires six to eight dental implants. These dentures only need four implants to replace an arch of natural teeth. By placing the implants at strategic angles, the All-on-4 method makes the most of your remaining jawbone.
Using fewer implants and a minimally invasive technique causes less trauma to your jawbone, greatly shortening your treatment and recovery time.
Anchored by implants, your life-like dentures are more secure than traditional dentures, which can slip out of place when you chew or speak. The dental implants also stimulate the jaw, preventing future bone atrophy.
A Closer Look at All-on-4
All-on-4 dental implants sidestep the need for bone grafts and sinus lifts. The four dental implants take advantage of your existing jawbone, replacing a full arch of teeth with dentures.
A Dentist Who Focuses on Technique and Technology Why Get Implants From Dr. Haight
Parkway Dental is a family-focused dental practice that uses advanced technology and techniques to provide our patients with unparalleled care. Dr. Haight uses a 3D cone beam scanner scanner to analyze the volume and shape of your jawbone, and surgical guides to pinpoint the best locations for your implants.
Our dentist knows you have a busy life, so he offers quality dentistry treatments that can get your smile back in a single visit, like All-on-4. If existing conditions like gum disease prevent you from being a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Haight can perform dentistry treatment to improve your oral health.
If you are seeking a dependable dental option for missing teeth, request a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office for a comprehensive examination. We're also available by phone:
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How Our Albuquerque Dentist Performs the All-on-4
Patients receive temporary dentures the same day their dental implants are placed at our Albuquerque dental office, so you don't have to go another day without a full smile.
Our dental practice offer sedation dentistry to help you relax during treatment.
After Your Surgery
For about the first week after All-on-4 implant surgery, patients should stick to a soft food diet. Smoothies, soups, and yogurt are ideal foods that won't irritate the sites where the implants were placed. As the gums heal, patients can reintroduce solid foods into their diet.
Caring for Your New Smile
Taking care of your denture is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Patients should brush their prosthetic and floss under the restoration after meals. Specialized tools like proxy brushes, waterpiks, and floss threaders can help keep the areas between the denture and implants clean.
Paying for All-on-4 Treatment
Insurance doesn't typically cover the cost of implants, but it may cover your restoration. For those interested in this innovative surgery but who need help covering costs, Parkway Dental accepts Compassionate® Finance. This option enables patients to receive treatment and pay for care in monthly installments.
Having functional teeth that stabilize your oral health can greatly increase your quality of life. The benefits of All-on-4 can last a lifetime if you attend dental checkups and practice good oral hygiene.
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I was impressed with Parkway's technology compared to other dentists I've been to! All the machinery felt like it was the latest and greatest and it felt like the team knew how to use it all its fullest capability. I would definitely recommend this office to others.View on Google