All-on-Four Dental Implant Procedure Available in Keller, TX
At North Tarrant Family Dentistry
, you have access to leading edge, sophisticated dental treatments that can improve your quality of life, even if you currently have a serious dental health concern. One exciting option that is available today for those suffering from tooth loss is the “All-on-4” dental bridge.
Traditional dentures, while still somewhat popular today, can easily slip out of place, may affect patient speech patterns, and can be difficult to keep clean. Plus, they prohibit the wearer from eating hard or chewy foods, and can block part of the palate - minimizing taste sensations. The All-on-4 system is an implant supported denture system that eliminates the annoying characteristics of regular dentures and delivers an attractive smile with minimal maintenance.
How does it Work?
If you’re looking for implant supported dentures in Keller, it is important to understand how the process works. Four or sometimes five rigid posts are implanted in the jawbone to act as tooth roots and anchor points for custom bridges or dentures
. These anchors provide a post that removable dentures can connect to, which enables the patient to eat hard foods and clean their teeth just like a regular set of natural teeth.
What to Expect when getting the All-on-4 Procedure?
First, we will complete a comprehensive consultation to verify that you are an appropriate candidate for the All-on-4 process. Most individuals who do need dentures or a bridge will benefit from the All-on-4 process.
Next, we will work with our network of dental professionals to schedule a time to surgically place the dental implants. These implants are the small titanium foundation points that fit into the missing tooth’s root area in the jawbone. These implants are given time to fuse into the surrounding jawbone material via a process called osseointegration.
Once the implant areas have healed and the implants have stabilized, the dentures or bridges can then be installed. A soft diet must be maintained for a short time, but soon the patient can treat their new “teeth” as they would their own natural teeth!
Virtually all of the drawbacks related to traditional dentures will be eliminated. Patients can enjoy eating hard foods without fear of embarrassment, and they can brush their teeth as usual.
For more information on these incredible All-on-4, implant-supported dentures in Keller, contact us today
at 817-281-0100. We look forward to helping you discover a beautiful and healthy smile!