Perio & Implant Centers of Monterey Bay - Silicon Valley
Periodontists & Dental Implant Specialists located in Monterey, CA & Sunnyvale, CA
All-on-4® dental implants are a reliable, effective, and comfortable alternative to conventional dentures when it comes to replacing missing teeth. At Perio & Implant Center of Monterey Bay and the Silicon Valley, Jochen Pechak, DDS, MSD, offers dental implant options, including All-on-4, to give you a natural-looking, functional smile. Call the nearest office with offices in Sunnyvale or Monterey, California, or book a consultation online to learn how All-on-4 can boost your self-confidence, oral health, and appearance.
What are All-On-4 dental implants?
Dental implants act as replacement tooth roots. With All-on-4, four implants are set into your jaw to anchor your dentures and restore your smile. In some cases, we can work with a lab and a restorative dentist to convert the investment in your current denture, to a pain free, fixed tooth option using this technique.
For patients with enough available healthy jawbone, All-on-6 is another option. This solution uses six implants to support artificial teeth and can be a more dependable option if you’re a candidate.
How does All-on-4 work?
Typically, one implant replaces a single tooth root. With All-on-4, just four implants anchor an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. The All-on-4 solution is available for your top row of teeth and your bottom row, or you can get All-on-4 for both rows at the same time.
What can I expect during an All-on-4 implant procedure?
The All-On-4 implant procedure usually takes four appointments. After a consultation to determine that you’re the right candidate, Dr. Pechak orders a CT scan to get a detailed image of your jawbone and teeth. The scan helps him to determine the best placement of your implants and helps him to avoid vital nerves and your sinus bones.
The same process is followed for All-on-6 implants.
At your third appointment, Dr. Pechak plans your surgery and creates a computer simulation of the implants. At your final visit, you undergo oral surgery to place the implants.
After several months, the implants fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once this healing is done, Dr. Pechak confirms stability of the implants and your general dentist places the replacement teeth on top of the implants.
All-on-4 implants can replace dentures that snap on and off without adhesive or permanent dentures that only your dentist can remove.
What are the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 dental implants provide many benefits compared with conventional dentures. These include:
- Enhancing your smile and facial appearance
- Allow you to eat the foods you love, taste without plastic or dentures.
- Avoid embarrassing ‘slipped denture’ moments in public
- Avoid the issue with clear speech, that can often occur without fixed teeth.
- Making flossing and brushing easy and a pleasure.
- Helping preserve your jawbone
- Helping prevent future bone loss
- No nightly removal of dentures and cleaning process other than brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth.
- No more painful dentures, pressing on your tender gum tissue.
All-on-4 (or All-on-6) implants don’t slide or shift as you chew and speak. And they don’t require messy adhesive, no removal of dentures and cleaning process other than brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth. and usually last a lifetime, Natural feeling, fixed teeth are possible, many of our patients say they have a dinner reservation at a top steakhouse to celebrate!
To consult with Dr. Pechak on how All-on-4 dental implants can help you, call the nearest Perio & Implant Center of Monterey Bay and the Silicon Valley office today. You can also schedule an appointment online.