If you’re a San Francisco resident who has been thinking about having dental implants placed to restore your oral function and renew your smile, chances are you’ve seen the term “All-on-4” in your Google searches. While many people know about dental implants, not too many have heard of this newer, less invasive tooth restoration option. With All-on-4 dental implants, San Francisco men and women can gain an entirely new set of teeth in as little as one day!
If you’d like to learn more about the All-on-4 implant process and you live in the area, call SF Oral Surgery today to book your initial consultation with one of our doctors. Until then, keep reading to learn a little more about this amazing dental implant procedure.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants are unique in that they are supported by 4-6 implants, as opposed to traditional dental implants that usually require one titanium rod per 1-2 teeth. Because there are fewer supports required, All-on-4 implants provide full restoration of oral function more quickly and with fewer incisions. Not only that but if you’ve been told you’ll need a bone graft prior to dental implant placement, with the All-on-4 implant option, only the healthy jawbone will be utilized. That means you won’t need a bone graft before you get your new pearly whites!
What Is Involved in The All-On-4 Implant Process
When you choose SF Oral Surgery in San Francisco for your All-on-4 implants, you will first come in for a thorough examination and consultation. Our doctors will then prepare a customized treatment plan to fit your specific needs.
After the healthy bone has been identified, our doctors will administer the appropriate type of oral anesthesia for your needs and work to remove any remaining teeth from your mouth. They will then prepare and clean your gum tissue for surgery. After your mouth has been prepared to receive your All-on-4 implants, our doctors will then carefully and strategically place between 4 and 6 implants into your jawbone. The objective is to place the implants evenly along your jawbone, but only into healthy bone. Our doctors will then immediately load your All-on-4 implants with temporary crowns and secure them in place. Once the temporary crowns are placed, our doctors will then clean up your surgical sites, and you will be taken to a recovery area while our nurses monitor you as you wake up from the effects of anesthesia.
Your jawbone will need time to fuse to your new All-on-4 implants, which usually takes just 2-3 months, as opposed to the 6-9 months required with traditional implants. Once you have healed, your restorative dentist will place your permanent arch of teeth, and your restoration will be complete!
Call Our Doctors at SF Oral Surgery Today to Schedule Your All-On-4 Implants Consultation
If you think All-on-4 implants are the best option for your tooth restoration, call our doctors today to schedule your initial consultation. During your visit, our doctors will fully examine your mouth and determine if you are a good candidate for this implant procedure.
Simply call our office in San Francisco today at (415) 776-6710 to get started!