All-on-4® dental implants have made it possible for patients missing a full arch, or a full set of teeth to enjoy the long-term benefits of dental implants. All On Four is an new procedure that involves strategic planning. Your dentist will only need to place a few dental implants at specified angles to secure a permanent denture that replaces multiple missing teeth.
Many patients will not even need to have a bone graft. This is because the All-on-4 treatment concept involves placing the implants at precise angles that strategically add support within the jawbone. With modern technique and technology, a patient can have their dentist extract their teeth, place the dental implants, and secure a temporary dental restoration all in one surgery.
This saves patients time, money, and months of healing time. This unique missing and damaged teeth replacement treatment can bring back full function and aesthetics to your smile. All without the need for daily maintenance and dietary restriction that often accompany traditional dentures.
Why Choose Dr. Weinstock for All-on-4
Dr. David Weinstock has years of training and experience in the field of prosthodontics. He provides complete dental implant services at his Bala Cynwyd, PA dentist office. Dr. Weinstock is a graduate of the perio-prosthesis program at the University of Pennsylvania. He has completed many years of post graduate training to advance his expertise in dental implant procedures. If you are looking for an experineced prosthodontist in the the Bala Cynwyd area, look no further than Dr. Weinstock and his team.
The All-on-4 Process
All-On-4 utilizes precise and careful treatment planning. Dr. Weinstock will work with patients on an individual basis to build a unique treatment plan. We will maximize the use of any healthy bone structure for optimal results.
Dr. Weinstock can give patients a fully functioning set of teeth by using modern dental technology and precise pre-treatment planning. This dental implant method even works for those who were once unable to receive dental implants.
The All-on-4 procedure works by surgically placing four tiny titanium posts into the jaw each at a specific angle. This method optimizes existing bone structure for long term results. In most cases, the dentist will place two implants towards the location of the front teeth as well as two towards the back teeth on each side. This will ensure that the denture is evenly secured in every area that is required.
Placing the titanium posts into the jawbone does require surgery, and it typically takes about three to six months for the soft tissues heal and the implant fixtures integrate with the jaw bone. Having implants attached to the jawbone adds support, and removes the potential for bone loss and deterioration.
Once the implant fixtures have fused to the jaw bone and your gums have healed, Dr. Weinstock will custom fabricate a permanent denture. While you are healing from the initial procedure, you will wear a temporary denture so do not worry about aesthetics or function of your bite then.
Dr. Weinstock has years of experience and training in facial aesthetics and can create a denture that looks natural and brings balance to your face. Our Philadelphia dentist office uses the latest dental technology and materials for durable and beautiful results.
Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
Patients who are having problems with a denture that does not fit well may benefit from the All On Four procedure. All On Four secures dentures permanently, so that patients do not have to deal with removal and placement of dentures on a daily basis. They also do have have dietary restrictions with All On Four. Dr. Weinstock can secure an existing denture with strategic implant placement. Dental implants will make sure that your denture will not slip while speaking or eating while also adding support and structure.
Dental implant secured dentures offer many added benefits compared to dentures. Implant fixtures will stabilize the jaw bone and help to prevent jaw line recession. Dental implant secured dentures do not require special maintenance or dietary restrictions. You can clean and maintain them just as you would your natural teeth and resume your regular diet once you have adjusted to them.