Modern dental technology is advancing quickly, and our team at Edgewater Dental Arts works hard to stay on the cutting edge. It seems like every few months, a new development makes treatment easier than ever before. In fact, our very own Dr. Cutting recently completed a training on a new type of dental implant procedure known as “All-On-Four” implants. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and how it may be the correct option for your smile!
What Are Dental Implants?
We use dental implants to treat missing teeth, severely damaged teeth, or ongoing dental problems. During the dental implant procedure, we surgically implant a titanium post into your jaw that acts as an artificial tooth root, then cap it with a crown when the area has healed. At this point, no one but you will be able to tell the difference between your dental implant and your natural tooth!
For folks who are tired of missing teeth or loose dentures, mini dental implants are a variation of the treatment that is quick, affordable and effective. In fact, our team can sometimes complete the procedure in just one day — giving you both the comfort and the utility that you need to feel good about your smile!
What Is the “All-On-Four” Procedure?
The “All-On-Four” is an alternative to dentures for folks who need an entire set of teeth (upper or lower) replaced. During this procedure, Dr. Cutting places four implants along your jaw bone. Then, we place the entire arch of teeth on the four implants. Some patients require just the upper, some require just the lower, and others receive an entire set of new teeth. This all-inclusive approach can completely restore your smile in just one day!
More than 35 million Americans are missing all of their upper or lower teeth. Instead of uncomfortable dentures that are a hassle to clean, this new “All-On-Four” dental implant procedure can deliver lasting results that restore the look and feel of your natural teeth. To ask our team any questions about dental implants or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today!