Baystate Dental of Greenfield
33 Riddell Street, Suite 7, Greenfield, MA 01301
Dentures that slip when talking or eating are both uncomfortable and embarrassing. We are proud to offer our patients a no-slip alternative called All-on-4® dentures. This patented implant system secures dentures permanently in place so that you never have to worry about slippage again.
The All-on-4 system offers a permanent, aesthetically pleasing replacement option for teeth that you may have lost due to trauma, decay, or periodontal disease. The teeth are affixed to posts that are implanted into the bone of the jaw. You also care for the implants the same way that you would your natural teeth.
The All-on-4 dentist inserts four small titanium posts into the jaw for each arch. The posts at the rear of the mouth are angled so that they go deeper into the bone than traditional implants, which virtually eliminates the need for bone grafts. The patient receiving the dentures will be fitted with temporary dentures during the healing process. Once the implants have healed and are firmly in place, the custom-made permanent dentures are attached. In some cases, our teeth-in-a-day service makes it possible for the entire process to be completed in one visit.
Prior to your All-on-4 treatment, you will undergo a complete dental exam to determine if there are other issues that need to be addressed. During the treatment, you will be under light sedation to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible. After the procedure, you will be given detailed instructions to follow as you heal and recover. You will care for your permanent dentures the same way as your natural teeth, including daily flossing and twice daily brushing.
Our staff will discuss costs with you during your initial consultation. The exact cost will depend on your specific needs; however, All-on-4 implants are normally less expensive than traditional implants since the procedure is not as invasive and complex.
Traditional implants use up to 10 posts per arch while All-on-4 dental implants only require four. This creates a less invasive procedure with less need for bone grafts, which means a quicker recovery for the patient.
Since All-on-4 implants are secured to posts inserted into the bone, they are more stable than traditional dentures. This means that you do not have to worry about your teeth slipping and eliminates the need for messy adhesives. The All-on-4 system can also help maintain the shape of your jaw.
If you want to find out if the All-on-4 system is right for you, call us today to schedule a consultation. Our specially trained dentists have helped a number of patients achieve a more beautiful smile with All-on-4 implants.