Using all-on-4 dental implants for denture retention

Several options are available to patients who need to restore their smiles after tooth loss. Dr. Paige Woods of Brighton Dental in San Diego, California, may recommend dental implants for full mouth restoration. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of the teeth in the smile, dental implants can play a role in repairing the smile’s appearance and functionality.

Understanding full mouth restoration using all-on-4 dental implants

Patients with significant tooth loss may find that all-on-4 dental implants are the most desirable way to restore the smile. While traditional full dentures are often used to replace all the teeth in the dental arch, patients are also finding all-on-4 implants to be a great solution as well. 

Using four mini-implants along the dental arch, a more conservative, removable denture can be made that snaps in place with the implants to restore the function and appearance of the smile. Because the implants are solid with the natural bone of the jaw, all-on-4 implants or “implant-retained dentures” are one of the most desirable options for those who are unhappy with traditional full dentures.

Am I a good candidate for the all-on-4 dental implants?

Dr. Paige Woods encourages patients to schedule an evaluation to determine candidacy for this or other tooth restoration solutions available at Brighton Dental. During this time, our team will determine if the smile is healthy enough to pursue tooth restoration options and speak to individuals about their current lifestyle. X-rays may also be used to evaluate the jaw bone to decide if implants have enough foundation to successfully maintain placement in the mouth. If you are a candidate, our team will then work with you to plan your dental implant procedure and design your new smile!

Schedule a visit at Brighton Dental today!

Dr. Paige Woods and her team in San Diego, CA, work with patients to help them choose restorative treatments that are designed with their smile and lifestyle in mind! If you are considering dental implants or all-on-4 dental implants for smile restoration, call (619) 831-8559 to request an appointment at the office located at 10450 Friars Road, Suite G. The office is open to new patients in and around the communities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Lakeside, Riverside, and Ramona, CA.