San Francisco Dentures Vs. All-on-4
Over the last few decades, dental technology has advanced by incredible leaps and bounds. When it comes to dentures specifically, even the removable dentures of today are far more advanced and comfortable than they were even just 20 years ago.
However, despite those advancements, removable dentures are becoming less and less common as more patients realize the amazing benefits of the All-on-4 procedure over traditional dentures. San Francisco patients that get this cutting-edge procedure are usually able to eat dinner the same night with a brand new set of permanent, solid teeth. If you want to learn how you can get rid of your dentures, San Francisco patients should make sure to call SF Oral Surgery today at (415) 776-6710.
Our team includes some of the most highly-respected, educated, and esteemed surgeons in the state. Make sure you check out our gallery of Before-and-After pictures to see our work for yourself. You can also read the kind and enthusiastic reviews our patients have left.
Dr. Michael Chan, Dr. William Chan, Dr. Kirsten Rittenbach, and Dr. Brian Yang are not only general dentists, they are also certified oral surgeons that have completed many years of additional training in gentle, compassionate, and sophisticated surgical techniques that restore and repair not just the teeth, but the entire facial structure as well. On top of that, Dr. Michael Chan, Dr. William Chan, and Dr. Brian Yang are board-certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and are diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery–the highest academic honor achievable in this field.
How to Get Started with SF Oral Surgery
When you call SF Oral Surgery, you’ll get to talk with one of our kind and respectful staff. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions, and you can always expect to be treated with the highest level of courtesy.
Once you call, the next step is to schedule a time for you to come into our offices for a preliminary meeting with our doctors. During this meeting, our doctors will learn more about your medical and dental history, if you’re currently taking any medications, and what your goals are for your teeth or dentures.
San Francisco patients will then get to discuss their treatment options with our doctors. We’ll create a treatment plan specifically for you that addresses all of your concerns and will ensure that you get the absolute best possible results.
Why Patients Love the All-on-4 Procedure More Than Dentures
San Francisco is a fast-paced city and having a fantastic, straight, bright white smile can go a long way to help you feel good about how you look. While modern dentures look natural and can be custom-made for each patient, they still are removable and have severe limitations with chewing, speaking, and maintenance.
Quite simply, the All-on-4 lets you get permanent, solid, custom-made teeth that deliver identical chewing power, speaking comfort, and facial structure as the natural teeth you were born with. Better yet, the All-on-4 procedure also prevents bone loss in the jaw.
What Happens During the All-on-4 Procedure?
The All-on-4 procedure should only be performed by a certified oral surgeon. While other dentists may claim they’re qualified, only an oral surgeon has the additional training and experience to give you the spectacular, safe results you want. The surgery requires 2.5 hours per arch and some patients need to make 2 appointments to complete the procedure.
During the procedure, patients are given IV anesthesia. Once that takes effect, our doctors will place 4 different permanent dental implants into the jaw bone. These implants act as anchors and will attach to the new set of teeth. After the implants are in place, our surgeons will then attach your new teeth.
After the procedure, many patients can immediately begin eating a soft diet like soups and yogurts. After a few weeks, patients can start to eat normally again. Full healing will be complete after six to eight months.
Give us a call today at (415) 776-6710 to learn more about why patients throughout the Bay Area can totally get rid of their old dentures. San Francisco patients are rushing to book their appointments with SF Oral Surgery so make sure you call us today.