All-on-4 Dental Implants in Valencia, CA
Missing teeth can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Dentures have long been a popular option for replacing teeth because they compensate fairly well for tooth loss and filling out the facial structure. However, they could slip and certain foods still had to be restricted with dentures. Another effective solution for replacing teeth is with dental implants. These provide more stability than dentures because they are connected directly to the jaw bone. With the All-on-4 dental implant procedure, patients who are missing a full set of teeth can have it restored with just four dental implants. Dr. Javid in Valencia, CA offers this treatment to help patients enjoy full functionality of their teeth to eat, talk, smile, and laugh as before.
What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?
Essentially, this is a system of false teeth. The dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. They support the dentures that restore the actual functionality to the teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, this dental prosthetic is not removable. Instead, it will require twice-daily brushing and daily flossing, as natural teeth would. Additionally, regular appointments with Dr. Shawn Javid in Valencia, CA will still be needed in order to monitor the condition of the gum tissue and dental implants.
In a regular implant procedure, six to eight implants are required to support dentures. Thanks to careful positioning and a specific size, only four dental implants are required for this procedure: All-on-4 implants are set at an angle in the jaw, which creates greater strength and stability in the jaw bone. The implants used for this procedure are also slightly smaller than standard implants, which makes the need for bone grafting less likely.
Immediately following the implant surgery, where the posts are put in place, a temporary set of dentures will be fixed to the implants to give you some usage of the teeth until the permanent restoration is created. Placing this temporary set gives your gums time to heal while it gives the implants time to bond with the surrounding bone tissue, creating a stable anchor for the dentures. Once the posts have fully integrated into the jaw bone, and the tissues have healed completely from surgery, the permanent All-on-4 dentures will be attached.
In addition to restoring usage to the teeth and allowing more freedom in what foods can be enjoyed, the implants have another benefit in that they stimulate healthy new bone growth as the natural tooth roots once did. By stimulating it to grow more bone, there will be less of a likelihood of bone deterioration in the jaw.
If you have been suffering from the challenges of missing teeth, contact Dr. Javid in Valencia, CA today to book a consultation and determine whether the All-on-4 procedure is right for you.
Dr. Shawn JavidDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Shawn completed his undergraduate studies at California State University Northridge (CSUN) where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biological sciences.