All-on-4 Dental Implants for Full-Arch Teeth Replacement

For patients missing an entire arch of teeth, traditional removable dentures may seem like the best option. However, they are not the only restoration designed to replace missing teeth. With All-on-4®  dental implants, you can anchor a full denture with only four implants. At Aesthetic Oral Arts, we can determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and, if so, place and restore your implants. Dr. Timothy Pfister offers consultations in Hartford, NY, for individuals who want to learn if All-on-4 dental implants are right for them.

The All-on-4 Technique

What makes the All-on-4 dental implant technique unique? This treatment provides stability for a permanent prosthetic. Patients who have lost all the teeth in their upper or lower arch have a reliable alternative to traditional dentures.

With proper maintenance and regular check-ups, All-on-4 dental implants can remain functional for decades.

The All-on-4 protocol involves the strategic positioning of four dental implants into the jawbone. Two implants are vertically oriented and two are placed at an angle to maximize the available bone. Where traditional implants require several months of healing before a restoration can be attached, All-on-4 patients do not have to wait to enjoy full function. Immediately after placing the All-on-4 implants, Dr. Pfister will attach a prosthetic denture to the posts. Patients walk out of surgery with a complete set of brand new teeth.

With proper maintenance and regular check-ups, All-on-4 dental implants can remain functional for decades.

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Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 dental implants offer many advantages to patients over traditional removable dentures, including:

  • Immediate function: Rather than wait several months for the implants to fuse with the jawbone, patients can leave All-on-4 dental implant surgery with a fully functioning set of prosthetic teeth.
  • Aesthetics: Every denture is customized to look and feel as natural as possible. 
  • Improved stability: The denture prosthesis is fixed, offering stability and eliminating the risk of problems such as clicking, falling out, and slipping that traditional denture wearers often deal with. 
  • Lowered risk of bone loss: Because dental implants stimulate surrounding bone, they reduce the likelihood of both the bone loss related to missing teeth and the associated oral health problems. 
  • Longevity: If you care for your implants appropriately, you can expect them to function anywhere from 10 to 20 years.
  • Dependability: When placed by a credentialed dental professional, All-on-4 dental implants have a very high rate of long-term success. 

Are You a Candidate for All-on-4?

Unfortunately, All-on-4 implants are not the best option for every patient. To determine whether you qualify, Dr. Pfister will consider a number of factors. For example:

  • Do you have enough bone density to support an immediate load-bearing denture appliance?
  • Are you healthy enough to undergo surgery?
  • Do you have untreated or unmanaged conditions such as gum disease or diabetes?

In order to answer these questions, the doctor will conduct a comprehensive workup during your initial consultation. This examination typically includes x-rays and potential blood screening for health problems.

Rebuild Your Smile Completely

Dr. Pfister takes pleasure in helping patients enjoy the advantages of modern dentistry treatments including All-on-4 dental implants. For more than 35 years, he has remained on the leading edge of the dental industry. Talk with our team today by calling (315) 724-7121 to arrange an appointment. Our financial experts can help you navigate All-on-4 payment choices, including CareCredit®, Wells Fargo®, and local bank-backed loans.

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Aesthetic Oral Arts

The team of friendly dental professionals at Aesthetic Oral Arts is dedicated to providing patients with world-class care using state-of-the-art technology. After listening to your concerns, our dentists can help you achieve an attractive, healthy smile with one of our advanced treatment options. We offer:

  • Free consultations
  • Flexible financing options
  • Same-day dentistry

To schedule an appointment at our dental office serving our community of New Hartford, NY, contact us online or call (315) 724-7121.

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