What is All-on-4®?
All-on-4® is a revolutionary way to restore one or both arches with attractive prosthetic teeth that you’ll never have to remove for cleaning or any other reason. Your All-on-4® prosthetic is secured using just four strategically-placed dental implants. This means that there’s never any need for bone grafting.
Convenience is another advantage you get with All-on-4®. All of your surgical procedures, including implant placement and any necessary extractions, are completed in just one day. In fact, you’ll leave our office wearing an attractive and fully-functional temporary prosthetic.
The All-on-4® Advantage
When you choose All-on-4®, you’ll get immediate results — natural-looking permanent teeth that you care for the same way you take care of your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing.
Benefits of All-on-4® include:
- No bone grafting required
- It stimulates healthy jawbone growth
- No adhesives or special cleaning regimen required
- Eat your favorite foods again
- Easier and more economical than using individual dental implants
How it Works
During your free consultation with Dr. Alfano, he’ll review your treatment options. If you and Dr. Alfano decide that All-on-4® is the restoration for you, we can go ahead and schedule the procedure. Dental sedation is available for your implant surgery.
During this procedure, Dr. Alfano will use just four dental implants to secure your temporary prosthetic teeth. This allows your body to fully adjust to your implant before we place your permanent prosthetic.
Your body becomes accustomed to your new smile by forming a secure attachment to the dental implants. This process is called Osseointegration. It enables the bones in your jaw to develop a bond with the implants, just like the roots of your natural teeth do. The osseointegration process provides the extra stability that’s vital to the success of the dental implant process.
Contact Balboa Island Dentistry
Investing in a new smile from All-on-4 is a quick and effective way to permanently fix your smile and eliminate the complications that arise from wearing dentures or living with missing teeth. If you’re thinking about getting All-on-4, contact Dr. Stephen Alfano in Newport Beach for your free consultation today. We can’t wait to meet you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are All-on-4 dentures different from traditional dentures?
Traditional dentures are removable and rely on messy adhesives to stay in place. They don’t provide any support to your jawbone and can fall out when you’re eating or speaking.
All-on-4 dentures are secured to your jaw with dental implants for unmatched stability. They’ll never fall out of place and they stimulate your jawbone to prevent deterioration. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about any special cleaning solutions or adhesives.
Is the All-on-4 procedure painful?
Dr. Alfano will apply local anesthesia to numb the surgical area before your treatment. This will ensure you don’t feel any pain while your dental implants are placed. We also offer oral and nitrous oxide sedation for patients who suffer from dental anxiety.
As with any surgical procedure, you’ll likely experience some discomfort for a few days after treatment. Most patients only report mild symptoms, but Dr. Alfano can prescribe pain medication if needed.