Baytown Gentle Dental offering All-On-4® dental implants. Biting into food like an apple, steak, or corn-on-the-cob is completely possible and effortless. The All-On-4® is a screw-retained device, supported on as few as 4 dental implants, and replaces an entire arch of teeth. It is the most functional choice and performs like your natural teeth. It is a permanent solution without covering the roof of your mouth, and gives you up to 95% of your chewing ability, compared to traditional dentures.
Why Choose this Treatment?
• Can be done in as little as one day
• Replaces All Teeth
• Feels & Functions like Natural teeth
• Fixed into placed
• Eat the food you desire
• Preserves jawbone
• Long-term solution that is the best value
To understand what an All-On-4 dental implant is, you first need to know what an implant is. A dental implant is a small (usually titanium) screw that’s inserted into your jawbone in the space left by a missing tooth. Once the implant is placed in your mouth, your dentist will attach a fake tooth to the screw.
Now, multiply this idea by four and you get an All-On-4 dental implant. Instead of using an implant for every missing tooth, you can simply use four implants on top and four on the bottom as the main anchors. Then your dentist can attach a denture at those spots.
What’s The All-On-4 Dental Implant Procedure Like?
It can be scary to get implants for the first time. Most of that fear is probably due to the uncertainty, so here is the step-by-step process for getting an All-On-4 dental implant.
First, your dentist will want to make sure your comfortable, so either local or general anesthesia will be administered.
Second, the dentist or surgeon will prepare your mouth for the implants, which involves removing your remaining teeth that are failing. They will then remove any diseased or infected tissue from your jaw and gums.
Next, they will begin the implantation process. This means they will insert the titanium screws into your jawbone. Most likely, they will place two implants toward the front of your mouth and two towards the back of your mouth so the “anchors” can evenly bare the force of the denture.
After the implants have been placed, they will thoroughly clean the surgical sites and suturing all the incisions. Then you’ll be taken to a recovery room where you can relax and take time to wake up from the anesthesia.
The basic All-On-4 implant procedure involves anesthesia, preparation of the area, placing the implant, and post-operative cleaning and suturing.
Alpharetta All-On-Four® Dental Implants
If you are currently struggling with your dentures, or are missing teeth, the All-On-4® is for you! It is an excellent procedure for patients who have a complete denture or are missing most or all of their teeth. It is unfortunate, but losing teeth is a common happening among adults. In the United States alone, 25 million people are missing all of their upper and or lower teeth. Because of dental implant technology, there is no need for the discomfort and hassle that comes with dentures. Instead, opt for All-On-4® dental implant restoration. With the use of just four implants, all of your teeth on either the top or bottom of your mouth can be replaced. It will be fixed into place, feels, and functions like natural teeth.
After you choose this procedure you will be able to eat and enjoy all of the foods that you love. You can bite into an apple, you can eat raw vegetables like salads easily, you can also enjoy meat. A lot of people enjoy corn on the cob and that also is easy to eat. They look beautiful and natural and patients enjoy having them.
All-On-4® Vs. Traditional Dentures
|• Feels closest to natural teeth.||• Bulky appliance and can be uncomfortable.|
|• Does not move||• Can fall out.|
|• Preserves Bone||• Denture sores may occur.|
|• Can last a lifetime||• Bone loss will occur under the denture|
|• Ability to taste food||• Will continually need to be refitted and replaced.|
|• Gain up to 95% of your natural ability biting force||• Requires adhesive to secure and may affect the clarity of speech.|
All-On-4® Traditional Dentures
Timeline expectations for All-On-4® Dental Implants
At Baytown Gentle Dental, All-On-4® dental implants can transform your smile into something new in just a few visits.
You need to know that while you may be walking out of our office with a new smile that came about in one day, these arches are only temporary. The implants (titanium screws), was placed surgically, which means that there is a healing that needs to take place and over time they will completely fuse to your jawbone. We will consult you on what the time frame typically is and is estimated on a patient-to-patient basis. Once the healing and fusion are complete, you will return to our office and our team will then replace your temporary teeth with your permanent, customized smile that we designed specifically for you.
We love our patients and love to help them form healthy dental life that will last them a lifetime. For more information call us today to answer all of your questions so get an appointment today.
Dr. Seif received an award in Aesthetic Dentistry and an Advanced Standing Achievement Certificate and held a position as a part-time clinical instructor.
Dr. Seif has more than 15 years of experience as a dentist and has obtained two dental degrees. Dr. Seif earned his first degree in dentistry in Syria in 1998 and practiced general dentistry until coming to the US to advance his education by earning a second dental degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, a world-renown dental institute. While at Loma Linda, Dr. Seif received an award in Aesthetic Dentistry and an Advanced Standing Achievement Certificate and held a position as a part-time clinical instructor.
Dr. Seif’s compassion and friendly nature is evident to his patients. He believes that every individual should be treated in a kind, caring and respectful manner. Dr. Seif is dedicated to life-long learning and enjoys participating in post-graduate courses that enable him to provide his patients and community with the excellent dental care he believes every person deserves.
Moving from the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2014, Dr. Seif now calls Baytown his home. Along with cooking, friends, family and his dog, Sophie, he enjoys southern culture. He is enthralled by the friendliness and hospitality he finds in Texas, saying, “This is exactly the kind of community I want to live and practice in!”