Konikoff Dental Associates Shore Drive
2829 Shore Drive, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
All-on-4® dental implants have changed the world of dentures. No longer are patients forced to live with dentures that slip or fall out when eating or talking. All-on-4 dentures use a patented concept to keep the teeth firmly in place. Call our Virginia Beach office today for more information.
We are proud to offer revolutionary All-on-4 dentures to our patients. All-on-4 implants are a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth and are held in place by implant posts anchored into the jawbone. This means that you never have to worry about slippage or messy adhesives.
With the All-on-4 technique, the denture or bridge is permanently attached to four implant posts secured into the bone of the upper or lower arch. Two posts are inserted at the front of the mouth and two in the back of the mouth. The rear posts are actually entered at a 45-degree angle, which makes them more secure than traditional implants and virtually eliminates the need for bone grafts. Once the posts are implanted, a temporary denture is put in place. After a short recovery period, the patient returns for their permanent denture. The artificial teeth are fabricated in a laboratory to ensure that they match the patient’s natural teeth as closely as possible. Although most patients require two visits to complete the entire process, some patients may be candidates for a procedure that makes it possible to complete the process in one visit.
The dentist will start by performing a comprehensive dental exam to assess your overall oral health and to determine if you have additional issues that need to be addressed prior to undergoing the implant procedure. The procedure itself is performed under light sedation and local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. Following the initial procedure, you will be given aftercare instructions that you will need to follow to ensure proper healing and to prevent infection. Once the permanent denture is in place, you will care for your new teeth just like natural teeth.
Your All-on-4 dental implants cost is determined by your unique needs. Our staff will calculate your exact cost following your initial consultation. As a general rule, All-on-4 implants are less expensive than traditional implants since the procedure is less invasive and requires four implant posts compared to the normal 10.
The unique All-on-4 technique reduces the amount of trauma to the tissue and bone of the mouth, which means a shorter recovery for you. The teeth are still secure and look and function like natural teeth.
With implants, you never have to worry about your teeth slipping at embarrassing moments. You can eat, smile, and care for your teeth the same as you would natural teeth.
Call today to find out if you are a candidate for All-on-4 implants.