What is All On Four?
By San Diego Dental Implant Center
June 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental ImplantsDid you know that bone loss happens after tooth loss? it's true. Your jaw bone recedes after teeth are extracted, says the National Institutes of Health. Also, conventional bridgework and dentures cannot correct this problem. If you have substantial tooth loss and wish to improve your jaw bone integrity, oral function, and facial appearance, explore All-On-Four at the San Diego Dental Implant Center. Dr. Joseph Yang is the expert in these "teeth in a day."

Just what is "All-On-Four?"

All-On-Four is a unique tooth replacement system. Permanent, stable, and bone-building, All-On-Four dentures replace teeth beautifully and recreate natural oral function and bone strength.

How does All-On-Four work? In short, the San Diego dentist inserts four titanium implants into the jawbone. These small metal devices support a full custom-made denture, allowing the patient to experience realistic biting, chewing, and speaking. There's no speech slurring, compromised chewing (Yes, you can eat corn on the cob.) or gooey adhesives common to traditional tooth replacements.

Amazingly, the dentist accomplishes the All-On-Four treatment in just one day (two to three hours per arch) at the San Diego Dental Implant Center. A careful pre-procedure examination with digital imaging tells your dentist if you're a candidate for these outstanding artificial teeth. Most people are!

Why are dental implants so stable?

It's because of a natural process called osseointegration. Here's how it works. When the dentist places a titanium implant into the jaw, the bone starts to adhere to the device almost immediately. Over several weeks, the healing process is complete, allowing the patient to bite and chew his or her favorite foods, to speak normally and to brush and floss easily.

With All-On-Four dental implants and tooth replacements, the patient has a great smile, youthful facial contours, and increased self-confidence. Plus, with good oral hygiene at home and check-ups and cleanings at the San Diego Dental Implant Center, All-On-Four implants last for years and years.

Come see us in San Diego

If dental extractions are in your future, or if you are sick and tired of old-style, unstable dentures, come to San Diego Dental Implant Center for a consultation. Dr. Yang is a board-certified periodontist and has the expertise to evaluate your options so you can have a great smile. Call the office today to arrange your appointment: (858) 578-2205.