SF Oral Surgery see hundreds of men and women in San Francisco every year who are interested in learning more about dental implants as their tooth-replacement option. However, the truth is that some patients are not able to receive traditional dental implants—either because they don’t qualify for this option, or because they don’t want to receive traditional dental implants.
The good news is that our doctors offer another option to these patients called All-on-4 dental implants. This less-invasive tooth-replacement system is an amazing advancement in the world of dentistry and restores full oral function for hundreds of men and women all over San Francisco every year.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants differ from traditional dental implants in that our doctors are able to replace an entire arch of teeth by only using 4-6 strategically placed dental implants. After the implants have been placed, a fixed arch of teeth is then attached to the top where they will remain permanently.
All-on-4 dental implants are a great option for San Francisco patients who do not have adequate jawbone tissue for traditional dental implants, but because our doctors only place the dental implants into the healthy jawbone, they still provide the much-needed stimulation to strengthen the bone and maintain the shape of the face.
Are All-on-4 a Permanent Tooth-Replacement Option?
Just like traditional dental implants are permanent tooth-replacement options, All-on-4 dental implants are also a permanent tooth-replacement system for San Francisco patients, even though fewer dental implants are required for a full-mouth restoration. The titanium rod that is used in the All-on-4 dental implants model acts like natural tooth roots to stimulate the jawbone, which keeps it healthy, strong, and shapely. After your All-on-4 implants are securely placed into your jawbone, our doctors will attach your new, permanent teeth on top.
Even though All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option, it is important that you take care of your new implants and teeth in order to ensure their success. If proper oral hygiene is not maintained, San Francisco patients could experience gum disease, which could lead to dental implant failure. Your All-on-4 dental implants require the same type of oral hygiene your natural teeth did. Our doctors recommend their patients:
- Brush their teeth twice a day
- Floss their teeth once a day
- Rinse their mouth with antibacterial mouthwash once a day
- Visit their general dentist biannually for regular cleanings and x-rays
Patients can benefit from All-on-4 dental implants in many ways. For instance, they:
- Look, function, and feel just like natural teeth.
- Provide men and women with a less invasive and beautiful solution to replace missing or damaged teeth.
- Can be placed without requiring any pre-surgeries as only healthy jawbone is utilized.
- Are easy to care for.
- Are strong and don’t move about the mouth, offering men and women the freedom to eat, speak, and drink without worry or fear.
Call Our Doctors at SF Oral Surgery to Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you have several missing, damaged, or diseased teeth, or you want to replace your traditional dentures with this permanent solution, call our doctors today to schedule your initial All-on-4 dental implants consultation. They will meet with you for a one-on-one appointment so they can individualize your treatment plan and get back to living a full life.
Simply call (415) 776-6710, and a friendly team member will be happy to help you.