Patients who have had missing teeth or relied on removable dentures for an extended period of time are likely to experience bone loss. In the past, this meant that a bone grafting procedure was necessary before dental implants could be placed. However, this is not always the case these days. Dr. David Edelson now offers All-on-4™ dental implants in Plainville, CT for patients with low bone density. This is a solution which places four implants in specific locations to maximize the use of available bone.
The All-on-4™ technique uses four dental implants that are available for immediate function. This is accomplished by placing the implants in specific locations, at specific angles, to maximize the use of available bone mass. Since there is usually no need for bone grafting, this is an ideal solution for patients who have experience bone loss in the jaw due to missing teeth or removable dentures.
The All-on-4™ technique works by placing two implants in the front of the mouth and two in the back. The two front implants are placed at a 90 degree angle while the back implants go in at a 45 degree angle. In this way, the implants are able to receive enough pressure to bite down, but cannot be lifted out of their sockets. While the implants are able to function immediately, they do still require a three to six month healing period before they become fully integrated with the jaw. Once this process is complete, you will receive a permanent set of dentures to be attached to your implants.
All-on-4™ dental implants provide patients with several benefits. These include:
If you have suffered bone loss due to missing teeth or the use of dentures, this tooth replacement technique may be right for you. To learn more about All-on-4™ dental implants in Plainville, CT, contact Dr. Edelson to schedule your consultation today!