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All-on-4 Implants Q&A

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All-on-4 Implants services offered in Mesa AZ

All-on-4® is a revolutionary treatment that uses just four dental implants to hold a complete upper or lower denture permanently in place. At Arizona Dental Heights, the dental care experts, including Alok Ahlawat, DMD and his team use All-on-4 implants as a cost-effective and convenient way to help you reclaim your smile. In many cases, you can even get your dental implants and dentures placed on the same day. Book your appointment by calling the Mesa, Arizona, office or use the online scheduling link.

All-on-4 Implants Q & A

What are All-on-4 implants?

All-on-4 implants are a permanent tooth restoration option that merges dentures and dental implants. The All-on-4 system can permanently restore an entire arch of teeth all your upper or lower teeth using dentures anchored to four dental implants. 

All-on-4 implants can complete your smile, protect your oral health, and restore your chewing and speaking abilities in as little as one day.

How does the All-on-4 implants process work?

The first step in the All-on-4 process is a full exam along with X-rays and a cone beam CT scan. The comprehensive imaging shows your mouth's supporting jawbone and even the nerves beneath it. 

The Arizona Dental Heights team uses this imaging to plan the ideal dental implant placement for your upcoming procedure. The specialists also use these detailed images to create your custom denture arch, ensuring your new teeth look proportionate and natural. 

On the day of your procedure, your Arizona Dental Heights dentist surgically implants four titanium rods into your jaw. In many cases, they can immediately attach your denture arch to the implants so you can leave with a completely restored smile.

How does All-on-4 compare to individual dental implants?

All-on-4 offers several benefits when compared to individual dental implants, including:

  • Less invasive 
  • No bone graft needed
  • Faster (often a one-day treatment)
  • Cost-effective

While individual dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement, a full mouth of implants isn’t right for everyone. All-on-4 gives you the benefits of dental implants even if you’re not a good candidate for full-mouth implants.  

How does All-on-4 compare to removable dentures?

For many people, the All-on-4 system is a significantly better option than removable dentures. With All-on-4, the advantages include:

  • No need for denture adhesive 
  • No need for denture removal — All-on-4 is permanent
  • No daily denture cleaning — just brush and floss as normal
  • Dental implants prevent jawbone loss
  • Natural look and feel

All-on-4 is a little more expensive than removable dentures, but when you consider the benefits, many people feel it’s the best way to restore their oral health for the long term. 

All-on-4 is like having your own natural healthy teeth, and it looks so realistic that nobody will know you have prosthetic teeth. Learn more about this innovative dental implant and denture hybrid by calling Arizona Dental Heights or clicking on the online appointment scheduler.