The All on 4 Procedures in Lakeway, TX
All on 4 is a popular treatment that helps edentulous patients restore a complete smile in a single day, after the treatment planning phase is complete.
In this procedure, the oral surgeon will place four dental implants near the front of the jaw. Those four implants secure an entire prosthetic arch, and the outer two implants are angled underneath the gumline to enable them to support the denture’s entire weight.
Dental implants are made of titanium, and bone can form a bond with that material. This quality makes dental implants a durable, stable anchor for the prosthetic arch because the implant becomes a fixture in the jaw.
Although bone loss can present a challenge to dental implant placement, even many long-term denture wearers who have lost a significant amount of bone can still qualify for Lakeway All on 4 dental implants. Because the implants are located at the front of the jaw, where the bone is thicker, most patients will still have enough bone to support the osseointegration process.
At the initial consultation, the oral surgeon will examine your bone structure visually and by taking x-rays. This information will allow the oral surgeon to assess your bone quality and plan for the procedure, including determining the implant placement locations.
When the oral surgeon is ready to move forward with the surgery, the patient will schedule an appointment for dental implant placement. That session is typically completed within several hours, and the patient is fitted with a prosthetic appliance before leaving the office.
Over the next several weeks, as you heal from the procedure, the bone will begin to form that essential bond with the implant. After osseointegration is complete, the patient may return to the office to be fitted with a stronger, permanent prosthetic.
The All on 4 dental implant placement procedure can be completed in a single appointment with your oral surgeon. Patients who need to replace an entire arch of missing teeth can contact our Lakeway, TX location to schedule an informative consultation.