All-on-4™ Immediate-Load Implants
In addition to traditional implants, we are also happy to offer our patients “All-on-X” immediate-load implants. The concept of All-on-4™ implant-retained dentures is that instead of replacing every single tooth with an implant, we use a few implants to securely hold full zirconia prosthetics (dentures) in place that never need to be taken out. We like to call them “All-on-X” because we can use 4, 6, or 8 implants, depending on each patient’s unique needs.
Part of the reason for the flexibility is that we are opening our own in-house laboratory and design studio. This allows us to perform guided surgery while placing the implants, increasing precision and leading to more predictable results. Our new lab also allows us to design and build almost all of our restorations on site, instead of sending them out and having them take weeks to come back.
In the past, when a patient lost teeth through trauma, disease, or extraction and opted to have dental implants, they would most often need to be referred to an oral surgeon. The surgeon would place the implants and send the patient back to the regular dentist to have the teeth placed on the implants.
But with All-on-4 and our in-house lab, you can arrive in our office with missing or unhealthy teeth and leave with beautiful, functioning teeth – all in the same day! The implant posts are made of titanium, so they eventually fuse with the jawbone, making for strong support and preventing future bone loss that causes a sunken, aged appearance. Immediate load implants can withstand pressure immediately without having to wait for the bone to heal around them, so you get to have a beautifully complete smile right away.
Don’t live with missing teeth any longer! Call (318) 855-1600 for a no-obligation implant consultation today to determine your suitability for dental implants.