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The Six Step All-on-4 Tooth Replacement Process

November 15, 2017

All-on-4 denture modelIf you’ve never heard of All-on-4 implant dentures, you’re in good company. This innovative treatment option is still relatively new, but if you need of advanced tooth replacement, All-on-4 may be your best option. In six simple steps, All-on-4 allows a skilled dentist to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.

Step 1 Consultation

As is the case with most dental procedures, your All-on-4 treatment begins with a consultation. During this appointment, the dentist examines your oral health. Then, they lay out all of your tooth replacement options, including All-on-4.

Step 2 Preparation

If you choose to proceed with All-on-4, the doctor will create your personalized treatment plan, using diagnostic images and specialized software. We may also need to remove any teeth that are failing or extensively damaged.

Step 3 Implant placement

In most cases, we’ll place the dental implants on the same day as the tooth extraction. The implant placement technique is what makes All-on-4 different than traditional dental implant supported dentures. Rather than spreading implant posts evenly across the jaw line, the implants are anchored to the front of the jawbone. Two implant posts are placed vertically to support the front of the denture. The other two implants are placed diagonally supporting the back of the denture.

Step 4 Temporary Dental Restoration

Once your implants are in place, we place protective caps that allow the implants to fuse with the jaw. Then, we place a temporary denture, so you don’t have to spend any time without your smile.

Step 5 Osseointegration

For several months, your implant posts will need to integrate with the natural supportive structures. This process is called osseointegration. When the implants have fused with the gum and bone tissue, you’re ready for the final step.

Step 6 Final Restoration Placement

Once your implants have fused with the underlying tooth structures, mimicking the lost tooth roots, we place the final, custom denture. Once this custom restoration is in place, it will look, feel, and function just like your lost smile.

Meet Dr. Carrollo

If you’re in need of full tooth restoration in Florham Park or one of our surrounding communities, you can trust skilled restorative dentist, John A. Carrollo, DMD, to provide a wide range of effective treatment options. From traditional dentures to full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Carollo and his dental team offer a number of restoration options to put the smile back on your face. With years of experience successfully placing and restoring dental implants, Dr. Carrollo is the go-to Florham Park implant dentist. Call our team to schedule your consultation and get started down the road to a full, functional smile.

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