One of the biggest challenges facing people with missing teeth is going without their bridgework or dentures. Other concerns are eating and speaking comfortably. Most denture wearers tell us that they don’t smile as much as they used to because they’re afraid the dentures will slip, or that others will notice their dentures.
Dr. Cappy Sinclair is one of the few dentist in the United States that has the advanced training, technology and experience to offer “All on Four”, a procedure that allows for the immediate and permanent replacement of missing teeth. As few as four dental implants will be placed in the jaw to secure a permanent, natural looking restoration, either a partial or full denture.
All-On-4 is an excellent option for patients who need to replace most or all of their missing teeth. This is a special technique for placing dental implants that saves time and money. The all on 4, implant denture procedure is best suited for replacing the lower set of missing teeth. Typically, placing dental implants on the lower jaw is difficult due to anatomical insufficiencies and location of nerves. All on 4 places dental implants on an angle, avoiding these areas and eliminating the need for bone grafting – saving months of healing and thousands of dollars.
Benefits of implant dentures:
The All on 4 procedure makes it possible for you to have your teeth removed, dental implants placed and restored with a temporary dental bridge all in the same day. Comprehensive pre-treatment planning is what makes this procedure possible. Dr. Sinclair uses advanced 3D imaging software to plan the precise placement of the dental implants.
First, the teeth will be removed in a comfortable operatory setting under dental sedation. Next, the dental implants are placed. Dr. Sinclair will place anywhere from one to seven dental implants depending on your specific circumstances. A temporary crown or hybrid bridge will be secured to the dental implants to restore esthetics and function. Patients are advised to adhere to a soft diet during the 2 – 3 months following the All-on-Four procedure for proper healing of the dental implants.
When the dental implants have fully integrated with the jaw bone, the temporary bridge will be removed and the permanent crown, overbridge or denture will be secured in place for a permanent restoration.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Don’t hide your smile because of missing teeth or loose fitting dentures. All-on-Four can replace your teeth and restore your confidence, helping people notice you instead of your dental problems.
Find out if dental implants are right for you. Contact Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Sinclair. We proudly serve Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk and surrounding Virginia communities.