Dental restorations, or dentures, are a great way to restore a full arch of missing teeth to restore full functionality. A modern alternative to standard dentures is called All-On-FourⓇ, which uses as few as four tiny implants strategically placed in the mouth to restore a full arch. Chapel Hill, NC dentists Dr. James P. Furgurson and Dr. Nathan O. White can remove teeth, insert implants, and secure your new smile in just one trip to our office.
What Are Implant-Secured Dentures?
Implant-secured dentures, commercially referred to as All-On-Four, is a revolutionary treatment that restores full functionality without dealing with unreliable dentures. Using modern imaging and treatment planning, your smile can return to its full functionality and appearance with permanent dental restorations.
Implant-secured dentures improve the health and integrity of the jawbone in addition to restoring a natural appearance. All-On-Four removes the need for denture adhesives, allowing patients to eat, drink, speak, and smile normally.
How Do Implant-Secured Dentures Work?
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth due to their longevity, durability, and ability to restore your smile to the same or better functionality you had with natural teeth. Four implants are used to restore a full arch of permanent dentures. Instead of just replacing one or two teeth at a time, All-On-Four can restore your smile all at once.
If natural teeth must be removed prior to treatment, your dentist will perform those extractions first. Then, they will place four implants in the jaw and attach a temporary restoration to allow the implants to heal. Once they are healed, you’ll come back for your final restorations.
You’ll never be without teeth for the All-On-Four procedure. You’ll receive temporary restorations to allow you to return to your normal activities, then you’ll come back for your final restorations once your mouth has healed from the implant procedure.
Schedule An All-On-Four Consultation
Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers dental implant consultations in our Chapel Hill, NC dentist office. This provides the opportunity for you to learn more about how dental implants can solve your dental problems and restore your smile. To schedule your appointment, request an appointment online or call 919.213.9767 today.