What is All-On-4 Full Arch Dentistry
All-On-4 Full Arch Dentistry, a technique that offers a cost-effective solution for replacing an entire arch of missing or severely damaged teeth. This procedure involves placing four dental implants strategically in the jawbone to support a full arch of prosthetic teeth. Unlike traditional implant methods that require more implants, the name “All-On-4” refers to the fact that all the teeth are supported by just four implants, making it a less invasive and more efficient procedure.
Who is a Candidate for All-On-4 Full Arch Dentistry?
To determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for the All-On-4 Full Arch Dentistry, they begin with a consultation with Dr. Jacobs.
During the consultation, the dentist evaluates the patient’s oral health, takes impressions, and measurements of the patient’s mouth to create customized prosthetic teeth that match the shape, size, and color of their natural teeth.
The procedure can be completed in 1-2 visits, and patients can leave the dental office with a brand new set of teeth that are fully functional and aesthetically pleasing. The recovery period is usually brief, and patients can resume regular activities within a few days. The long-term benefits of All-On-4 Full Arch Dentistry include improved speech, enhanced self-confidence, and a restored ability to eat a wide variety of foods.
Ideal candidates for this procedure are individuals who have lost most or all of their teeth in a single arch or have severely damaged teeth that require extraction. They should have a healthy jawbone strong enough to support the dental implants.
However, if the jawbone has been weakened due to bone loss, a bone graft or other preparatory treatment may be necessary before the All-On-4 procedure. Individuals who have a history of certain medical conditions or habits such as uncontrolled diabetes, heavy smoking, or certain autoimmune disorders may not be suitable candidates.
At Dogwood Dental, Dr. Eric Jacobs is a board-certified dental professional with extensive experience in implant dentistry. His expertise and training make him an ideal choice for patients seeking full arch dentistry in Marietta, GA.
Dr. Jacobs is committed to providing personalized care and attention to his patients’ concerns and goals, using the latest technology and techniques in full arch dentistry to ensure his patients receive safe and effective care.