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 and Dr. Mark Reichley are some of the few dentists in the United States that have 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.
About All On Four
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:
98% success rate – highest of any dental procedure
Prevents bone loss and gum recession associated with missing teeth
Restores proper chewing, allowing patients to eat without restrictions
Avoids grinding down healthy teeth for conventional bridgework
"I have been suffering through multiple problems with my teeth for many years and my past dentists seemed to just mask the issues by giving temporary fixes only to have the problems keep coming back. Almost immediately after becoming a patient of Dr. Sinclair, he identified the main cause and quickly started a treatment plan to prioritize and fix my problems permanently. While his knowledge of modern dentistry and his ability to communicate it to his patients is impressive, the real bonus is his excellent chairside manner and caring attitude!"Kristin B.
"Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry is by far the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff (Lynn and Roberta) are AMAZING. Everyone is so warm and welcoming! Dr.Sinclair is so kind and caring. He takes his time and really answers all of my questions thoroughly. He truly cares about his patients and it really shows. I have already started recommending this practice to people I know and I will continue to do so. (The massaging chairs while getting my teeth cleaned didn't hurt either!) Two thumbs up :)"Laura T.
"I'm a new patient to Dr. Sinclair's practice and I've had a wonderful experience so far. The staff that I've had the pleasure of meeting (Lynn and Roberta) were so warm, friendly and inviting. Lynn did everything in her power to help me get the proper treatment I needed by providing financing arrangements and worked with me every step of the way. Roberta is a great assistant and she made sure I was comfortable and explained everything, as well as shared her own personal experiences. Dr. Sinclair is also so very warm and reassuring. He spent a great deal of time with me, not only explaining and discussing my case, but was incredibly thorough in my exams, making sure he got the best information, impressions and images he would need in order to give me the greatest care possible as an individual. I feel confident that he's going to do everything possible to see that I get exceptional care and personal attention. So far I have a very high opinion of both Dr. Sinclair and his staff and I'm looking forward to working together with them and feel confident I'm going to receive the best possible treatment for my individual needs."Margie B.
All On Four What to Expect
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 and Dr. Reichley use 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 or Dr. Reichley 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, over-bridge or denture will be secured in place for a permanent restoration.
What Do People See When You Smile?
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.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a full set of missing teeth, Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry offers All-on-Four dental implants in the Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach area. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley. Our knowledgeable staff will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if All-on-Four dental implants are the right choice for you.