All On Four Dental Implants
All-on-four dental implants, also known as full-arch fixed implant bridges, are a full teeth restoration solution that uses four implants across the entire arch rather than each missing tooth needing an implant. This makes all-on-four dental implants an ideal solution for multiple tooth loss on both the top and bottom teeth.
What are all-on-four dental implants?
All-on-four dental implants are a type of bridge that relies on only four implants to affix the bridge to the jaw, vs. an implant for each tooth. This results in time and cost-effective solutions for multiple tooth loss. The bridge is attached via four points using titanium screws to replace the root, which over time will fuse with the jawbone to fix the implant to the jaw, with the added benefit of warding off bone loss. After the bridge in place, crowns are custom produced and fixed to the bridge for a natural-looking, completely functional, beautiful smile.
What are the benefits of all on four dental implants?
Due to the fact that all-on-four dental implants are attached to the bone in four places, the procedure takes less time and is more affordable.
Other benefits of all on four dental implants in San Diego
- A beautiful new set of teeth in one day
- Prevents future jawbone loss
- A more youthful appearance
- A natural-looking smile
- Only one minor surgery needed
- Bone grafting usually not necessary
- No shifting or slipping of the bridge
What can I expect from the all-on-four dental implant procedure?
Our San Diego all on four procedure only typically takes two to three hours, including placing the teeth. Dr. Briscoe will place the four implants to the bone and then affix the bridge. Once the bridge is securely in place, Dr. Briscoe will place your custom-fitted, new, white, teeth. In most cases, you can leave the office with a new full set of teeth the same day.
Recovery from all-on-four dental implants
It is expected that you may feel some pain, bruising, and swelling, which can be managed with painkillers in the early stages of healing. You will recover quickly from all on four dental implants in La Jolla, with a fully functional set of teeth, and no worries about the discomfort and instability of dentures – not to mention the restrictions on what you can eat with confidence!
After your all-on-four implant procedure
Immediately after the procedure, you will need to keep gauze packed over the implants. You will want to avoid touching and rinsing the surgical areas, including no smoking or chewing. Dr. Briscoe will give you complete aftercare instructions as well as a medicated mouthwash to help keep the mouth clean from bacteria.
You should rest for 72 hours after surgery and have someone to help you around the house as you should not perform any strenuous activity. You will also need to follow a soft diet for three months following surgery, avoiding hard or crunchy foods like raw vegetables and crackers. You should stick with soft foods such as stewed meats, eggs, applesauce, pasta, ice cream, and yogurt.
Am I a good candidate for all-on-four dental implants?
You are a good candidate for all on four in La Jolla if you have experienced the loss of many teeth, or your teeth must be extracted due to decay. You are also an ideal candidate if you already wear dentures on your top or lower teeth and would like a more stable, long-lasting solution.
Schedule a consultation so you can speak with Dr. Briscoe will help you determine if all-on-four dental implants will work for you – the results of this treatment are very, very rewarding.
Imagine the difference…
If you have struggled for years with serious dental problems, it has probably affected your quality of life – and your confidence. Imagine having a full set of beautiful, natural-looking, perfectly functioning teeth. You can eat what you want, smile often, and enjoy the relief of being free from worrying about your smile and your teeth – problem solved.
How much do all-on-four dental implants cost?
The cost of all-on-four dental implants is affected by several factors, such as the need to extract teeth prior to your implants and the condition of your gums and jawbone. Please reach out to our office to schedule a consultation for information on pricing and financing. The price for all-on-four implants is typically in the range of $11,700 - $47,000.
Why choose La Jolla Dental Care for All-on-Four dental implants?
Dr. Charles Briscoe, DDS has over 32 years of experience in providing superior dental services to patients across San Diego and beyond. He has been recognized as one of America’s Top Dentists for multiple years and has been voted as one of the Top Dentists in San Diego by his peers.
Our welcoming office provides a relaxing environment and our friendly, professional team goes above and beyond to make sure you have a very positive and rewarding experience. It is our goal to make sure that you feel more than just comfortable, we want you to feel pampered at La Jolla Dental Care.