Understanding All-on-4® Dental Implant Dentures

Choosing All-on-4 can rejuvenate not just your smile, but also your daily life. Here are some of the benefits that patients appreciate:

  • Exceptional Stability: Say goodbye to the fear of dentures slipping. All-on-4 stays securely in place, giving you confidence throughout your day.
  • Comfort: Ease of chewing and speaking can be dramatically improved, removing discomfort often experienced with traditional dentures.
  • No Hassles: Forget messy pastes or adhesives; your new teeth are anchored directly to your jaw.
  • Jawbone Preservation: All-on-4 promotes jawbone retention, maintaining your facial structure and oral health.
  • Aesthetics and Maintenance: Expect a beautiful, natural-looking smile that's easy to care for.
  • However, All-on-4 isn't the perfect solution for everyone. Eligibility for the procedure is contingent upon having sufficient jawbone density, a healthy immune system, and readiness to commit to oral surgery. Our specialist will evaluate your oral health and offer advice on whether All-on-4 can meet your requirements.

    Is All-on-4® the Appropriate Choice for You?

    If you're looking for a durable alternative to removable dentures and don't mind undergoing a surgical procedure, All-on-4 could be right up your alley. Ideal candidates tend to have:

  • The desire for a more secure denture fit: They want to eliminate discomfort and instability.
  • Good overall and oral health: Without gum disease or other conditions that may hinder the healing process.
  • Sufficient jawbone volume: Essential for the support of dental implants.
  • Commitment: A readiness to quit smoking, as it can impact the success of implant treatment.
  • Some patients might require pre-treatments, like dealing with gum recession or periodontal care, before they can proceed with All-on-4. Rest assured that our expert team, including a board-certified periodontist, will comprehensively assess your situation to ensure the best outcome.

    Comparison of All-On-4® to Other Dental Solutions

    When weighing your options for a full smile restoration using dental implants, you typically have two main choices: All-on-4 or a full mouth of individual implants. The latter might be ideal for those with ample bone volume since numerous implants can provide more extensive bone stimulation. On the other hand, All-on-4 is often the preferred choice for patients with limited bone density.

    Additionally, All-on-4 implant dentures represent a significant enhancement over traditional dentures. Not only do they offer a more natural appearance and greater confidence in everyday activities like eating and speaking, but they also support overall oral health. While regular dentures can give the illusion of a full smile, they lack the bone-stimulating effects of natural tooth roots. Conversely, the implants involved in All-on-4 are designed to assume the role of tooth roots, helping to prevent the bone erosion typical of tooth loss.

    Selecting the most appropriate dental treatment can be overwhelming, but understanding the strengths and limitations of All-on-4 can empower you to make an informed decision. Consult with our trusted dental professionals to discuss your needs and to devise a tailor-made treatment plan that ensures the return of your healthy, hearty smile.

    Investment in All-on-4® Dental Implants

    The financial aspect of All-on-4® differs based on your personalized treatment plan, though a full arch implant-supported hybrid denture generally ranges from $27,000 to $35,000 per arch. This package includes the provisional and final fixed dentures, related surgical procedures, all parts, and lab fees. Note that general anesthesia services are billed separately. Understanding the financial component is imperative, and we pride ourselves on transparency and informative support at every treatment phase. At your first consultation, a detailed cost breakdown will be provided, and we gladly discuss dental insurance contributions and financing options, if needed.

    The Lifespan of All-on-4® Dental Implants

    Cared for correctly, dental implants have the potential to last indefinitely, often exceeding 15 to 20 years of quality function. Like natural teeth, longevity can be compromised by poor oral hygiene, smoking, and other detrimental habits leading to dental issues. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings, combined with proper home care, are fundamental to the longevity of your implants. Additionally, if you're prone to teeth grinding, using a mouthguard can mitigate excessive strain on the implants.

    Recognizing the Risks: Can All-on-4® Implants Fail?

    Boasting over a 95% success rate, All-on-4® implants are a reliable choice. However, factors such as insufficient bone volume, gum disease, improper oral hygiene, and smoking during recovery can affect the integration of the implants with the jawbone. Before proceeding, we ensure your oral health is optimal and you possess adequate jawbone structure to support your implants. Adhering to a diligent hygiene routine is critical in reducing chances of implant failure.

    Additional All-on-4® Information

    Cleaning All-on-4® Dental Implants

    Maintaining implant hygiene is as straightforward as caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and bi-annual dental visits are sufficient to keep your All-on-4® implants in prime condition.

    Diet Post-All-on-4® Procedure

    Immediately following your procedure, it's recommended to adhere to a liquid diet—think soups, yogurt, and smoothies. As the anesthesia subsides, transition to soft foods, and avoid extreme temperatures and excessive chewing until your recovery is complete.

    Insurance Coverage for All-on-4®

    Dental insurance might cover part of the costs associated with All-on-4®, dependent on your individual policy and needs. We can provide a more precise discussion regarding payment options following your consultation.

    The All-on-4® dental implant procedure is a significant decision, but being well-informed can lead to a more seamless experience. Should you consider this innovative solution, remember that a reliable dental practice will uphold your care as their utmost priority, from initial consultation to postoperative support and beyond.

    Exploring the Need for Bone Grafting with All-on-4 Implants

    When it comes to dental restorations, many patients question whether they will require an additional procedure such as bone grafting before receiving implants. With the innovative All-on-4 implant technique, the instances where bone grafting is necessary are significantly reduced. This method typically utilizes fewer implants to secure a full arch denture, which can negate the need for extensive bone grafting.

    However, individual conditions vary widely, and as such, a thorough evaluation of your bone anatomy is imperative. Our experienced dental team will comprehensively assess your bone density and volume to conclude if a bone graft is essential to fortify your jawbone, ensuring a successful and enduring outcome for your oral surgery.

    Selecting an Expert Team for Your All-on-4 Procedure

    The All-on-4 treatment encompasses several critical stages, including an in-depth assessment of your oral health, precision surgery, and the creation of a tailored denture. Given the complexity and precision required for these steps, it is paramount that the procedure is carried out by a team of skilled professionals from various dental disciplines.

    Our practice prides itself on the collaborative efforts of our periodontists, oral surgeons, and aesthetic dental specialists. Each professional brings their unique expertise to the table, thereby ensuring the All-on-4 process is conducted meticulously and safely, with striking results.

    Take the First Step Towards A Complete Smile Restoration

    If All-on-4 dental implants sound like the solution you've been searching for to revive your full, confident smile, we invite you to take the next step with us. Schedule a personal consultation with our Dr. Sheldon Lu to learn more about the procedure and envision the transformational results. Connect with our team easily by booking your appointment online or by calling us directly at (714) 835-4441  for a friendly chat with one of our knowledgeable staff members.

    What Some of Our Patients are Saying

    Mariaelena Carrillo
    Everyone is very friendly and understanding! I got my wisdom teeth removed from this location and I wasn’t feeling too good after and they helped watch over me and next thing you know I’m feeling way better after a few minutes of their help!:) I come back in for my checkup appointment and they were super helpful with any questions I had and the healing process went smoothly!
    This is a very conscientious Practice. I Love my Periodontist Mr. SHELDON LU, DMD, MS he is caring, Extremely thorough , Answers all my questions with pleasure. Office staff Nancy, Maria and the rest of the staff there are same as Mr. SHELDON LU!! I’m glad I found him , and his wonderful staff. Makes a difference to me when people care. I would recommend this office anyone five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️from me , thank you for everything.
    Victoria Shebala
    Dr Lu is an excellent periodontist. He doesn’t believe in giving a patient too many medications when they are not necessary. He really cares about his patients. He makes sure to keep the patient’s teeth and gums clean to prevent any serious gum disease. I am one of his patients and highly recommend him. The members of his office staff and assistants are very professional.
    Queenie Zhao
    The clinic recommended by a friend specializing in the treatment of periodontal disease provided me with satisfactory service from the appointment to the post-operative period. Dr. Lu is very professional,he’s so considerate and gently answered my questions, he also taught me how to take care of my teeth every day. The front desk and the dental assistant are very warm and polite too.
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    Small office, but very cozy and friendly. This is my first visit. I am very much impressed by Dr. Lu's professionalism and expert knowledge. He did a thorough examination and explained treatment options in easy-to-understand language. I feel very comfortable and well treated. I definitely would come back and recommend to others.
    Farhat Farooqui
    I was nervous before my tooth extraction and grafting procedure, but I knew I was in good hands with Dr Sheldon Lu and his staff. Dr Lu’s expertise and gentleness, and his staff’s efficiency and genuine concern for the patients made the surgical experience as pleasant as such a procedure can be. I would recommend Iconic Periodontics 100% to anyone. Thank you, Dr Lu and staff!
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