Konikoff Dental Associates Little Neck
3227 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
If you are tired of having to use messy adhesives to keep your dentures in place, it may be time to consider All-on-4® dentures. Revolutionary All-on-4 dental implants feature a permanent denture that is securely anchored in place using titanium implant posts. Schedule a consultation with an All-on-4 dentist today to find out if no-slip implants are right for you.
Living with missing teeth not only affects the aesthetics of your smile, but it also affects your overall health since you can no longer eat and chew properly. Traditional dentures have been the primary option for replacing missing teeth for generations; however, they can cause gum irritation and slip when smiling, eating, or talking. All-on-4 implants, on the other hand, are permanently anchored in place so that they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
The process typically requires two visits to the dentist. During the first appointment, the dentist will implant the posts that will anchor the denture into place. Unlike traditional implants that require up to 10 posts, All-on-4 dentures only use four posts per arch. To eliminate the need for bone grafting, the rear posts are inserted at an angle, which allows them to penetrate deeper into the jawbone. You will also be fitted with a temporary denture. Once you have healed and the implants are fused into place, you’ll return to have the permanent denture attached. Your permanent dentures are custom-made so that they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. In certain cases, the dentist may be able to complete the process in only one visit, so be sure to ask the dentist about our “teeth-in-a-day” service during your consultation.
Before undergoing the All-on-4 procedure, the dentist will ensure that you do not have any other dental issues that need to be addressed by conducting a thorough dental examination. Following the procedure, you’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions that you’ll need to follow so that your gums and jaw can heal properly. Once you are fully healed and have your permanent dentures in place, all you have to do is follow an oral health regimen that includes daily brushing and flossing and routine dental visits.
Most patients find that All-on-4 dental implants cost less than traditional implants since the procedure is less invasive and requires few implant posts. Our staff will calculate your exact cost following your initial consultation.
With the All-on-4 system, the entire arch is secured using only four posts, which means a less invasive procedure, less need for bone grafting, and a quicker recovery for you.
With the All-on-4 system, the teeth are anchored to posts instead of resting on the gums, so they remain in place without the need for adhesives. They also help to reinforce the jawbone so that there is less bone loss.
Call our Virginia Beach office today to find out if All-on-4 is right for you.