Dental Implants and Dentures in Marietta
Patients who are missing all their teeth in the upper or lower jaw may be worried that traditional dentures are the only solution. Too many people deal with loose, uncomfortable dentures -- but All-on-4 dental implants in Marietta provide a better solution after total tooth loss. A complete denture can be retained on as few as four dental implants, and the method may eliminate the need for costly preparatory procedures that are often required with traditional implant dentistry. Dr. Neely Davis Thornton provides All-on-4 at Thornton Dental Wellness!
What Is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a tooth replacement solution for patients who are fully edentulous, meaning they do not have any healthy teeth remaining. Also called Teeth In a Day, All-on-4 dental implants secure a complete denture in the upper or lower jaw and are restorable in the very same appointment or within 24 hours after placement. The denture secured with All-on-4 is fixed and cannot be removed except by your dentist.
The dental implants used for All-on-4 are longer than the traditional implant posts, and their strategic placement alongside the jawbone creates maximum contact to draw the most stability possible from the bone structure. Thanks to this approach, All-on-4 eliminates the need for preparatory bone grafting procedures that are typically needed to build up bone structure before the placement of traditional dental implants.
All-on-4 at Thornton Dental Wellness
When you choose Thornton Dental Wellness for your All-on-4 dental implants, we will begin with an initial consultation. Dr. Thornton will talk you through the implant procedure and answer any questions you have. We will take panoramic X-rays and photos of your jaw and oral structures. Your dentist will use these detailed images to put together your treatment plan.
Local anesthesia numbs your jaw during All-on-4 placement, and sedation dentistry is available for providing additional relaxation. Using the guided implant surgery software, Dr. Thornton can place the implants precisely where they need to be for maximum success. You will leave our office with a beautiful, fully functional set of teeth on the very same day as dental implant placement. About four months later, once the implants have healed together with your jawbone, you will return for a new, permanent denture.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
By providing stabilizing roots for the prosthetic teeth that are affixed on top, dental implants offer a comprehensive solution to tooth loss. The benefits of this method for securing a denture are numerous. They include:
- Stabilized jawbone for continued oral health
- Speak clearly, without lisps or whistles
- Eat what you like with maximum stability
- Can correct previous dental misalignments
- A long-lasting replacement option
Consult Your Implant Dentist Today!
If you are dealing with a loose, uncomfortable denture, or if you are on the brink of total tooth loss, it’s time for you to seek a solution. Request an appointment at Thornton Dental Wellness to discuss whether or not All-on-4 dental implants are right for you today!