Reston All-on-4 Dental Implants Dentures
Replacing a full row of missing teeth can be a stressful experience for patients, but at Smiles by Myles, we’re here to help take all the stress off of our patients’ shoulders. We work with Reston dental patients to fully restore damaged smiles, and our team offers a wide range of tooth replacement options, including removable dentures, implant supported dentures, and the innovative All-on-4 dental implant dentures. If you want to learn more about repairing your smile, call to schedule a tooth replacement consultation in our Reston dental office today. Our team will be happy to walk you through all of your treatment options and help you find the solution that meets your needs.
What to Expect from All-on-4 Treatment
Removable dentures are crafted to fit snuggly against the gums to create suction that holds the prosthetic teeth in place. These solutions allow patients to smile confidently, and they restore about 20% of chewing function. Removable dentures need to be refitted or replaced every five to ten years to remain functional. For increased stability and longevity, traditional implant dentures use dental implant posts positioned along the gum line to support a denture. However, the surgical placement of dental implant posts can be difficult for many patients, and we may need to provide invasive tissue grafts to ensure successful implant placement. The innovative All-on-4 method allows us to utilize the naturally denser parts of the jaw to provide support for the whole denture.
The All-on-4 Process
The All-on-4 process is completely unique. To anchor the denture, two implants are placed vertically into the jaw to support front part of the denture. Two posts are then positioned diagonally into the front, supporting the back of the denture. In many cases, we are even able to attach a temporary denture at the same appointment where your implants are placed, so you don’t have to spend even one more day without a healthy smile.
Benefits of All-on-4
There are a number of benefits to All-on-4 denture treatment, including:
- Typically, patients don’t need to undergo complex tissue grafts
- Increased chances for successful implantation
- Patients receive a long lasting, stable full arch tooth replacement
Caring for Your Smile After All-on-4 Treatment
Once your All-on-4 denture is in place, you should continue to brush teeth for at least two minutes at a time twice a day. We recommend using ultra soft toothbrushes and minimally abrasive toothpastes to avoid damaging your denture. We are happy to review your specific oral hygiene products and help you to choose the best ones. Flossing can be a bit of a challenge, so in order to limit plaque buildup around the edges of your denture, we may recommend that you use an air or water flosser. Our team can also prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse to limit the numbers of oral bacteria and reduce plaque production. You will also need to visit us at least twice each year for dental exams and teeth cleanings, so we can help you maintain your All-on-4 denture.