Baystate Dental of Northampton
325 King Street, Suite 1, Northampton, MA 01060
We receive calls every day from individuals who are frustrated with their traditional dentures constantly slipping or falling when they try to eat. Revolutionary All-on-4® dentures look and function just like natural teeth. Call our office today to find out how All-on-4 dental implants can help you smile and eat with confidence.
The All-on-4 system is a patented concept that combines dentures with implant technology to provide a no-slip solution for missing teeth. Since the teeth are permanently fixed to the jawbone, you care for them just like your natural teeth.
All-on-4 treatment is normally completed in two visits. The All-on-4 dentist starts by inserting four titanium implant posts into the upper and lower jawbones which will secure the artificial teeth in place. Unlike traditional implants, the rear posts are angled so that they go deeper into the bone. This ensures that they are secure without the need for bone grafts. You will then be fitted with temporary dentures. Once you are completely healed, you return to have your permanent dentures permanently attached. During your initial consultation, be sure to ask if you are a candidate for our teeth-in-a-day service, which may allow you to complete the process in only one visit.
Every patient receives a complete dental examination before undergoing the All-on-4 procedure. This is to ensure that there are no underlying oral health concerns that need to be addressed first. You will be given light sedation before the procedure to help you relax and limit any discomfort. You will also need to follow special instructions following the post insertion to ensure that your jaw and gums heal properly. Once your permanent dentures are in place, you will follow the same dental hygiene regimen as you would with natural teeth.
In most cases, All-on-4 dental implants cost less than traditional implants. This is due to the fact that the procedure is less invasive and requires fewer implant posts. Our staff will discuss with you the exact cost of your implants during your initial visit.
One of the primary advantages of the All-on-4 system is that it only requires four implant posts per arch compared to up to 10 with traditional implants. The less invasive procedure means reduced cost and a faster recovery time.
Since traditional dentures are designed to be removable, they are prone to slipping if they are not fitted properly. This means that you are forced to use messy adhesives to keep them in place. Since they are permanently secured in place, All-on-4 implants never slip and do not require adhesives.
If you think that All-on-4 dentures are right for you, contact our office. Our dental staff has extensive experience in the procedure and can help you achieve your best smile.