Bucktown Wicker Park Dental
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Chicago, IL
When you lose teeth, you may think your only options are dentures and individual tooth implants. But that’s not the case. At Bucktown Wicker Park Dental in Chicago, Michelle Schwartz, DDS, and Melissa Daza, DDS, offer All-on-4® implants. With this innovative system, they can restore all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth with just four implants. To learn more, call them or book your appointment online.
All on 4 Implants Q & A
What are All-on-4 implants?
Traditional dental implants use a metal post implanted into the jaw that serves as the root for an individual new tooth. If your jawbone isn’t sufficiently strong in that area, you may need a bone graft. You may also need to wait for your jaw to strengthen around that post, meaning traditional dental implants can be a multi-step procedure that takes time and leaves you missing teeth throughout it.
All-on-4® implants are different. With just four implants placed strategically throughout your jawbone, this innovative procedure can replace the full set of your top or bottom teeth. Because two of the posts are placed at an angle, it provides support for your new teeth while eliminating the need for bone grafting. In fact, this treatment is an option for you even if you’ve been told you can’t get implants because of bone loss.
How long is the wait between getting my implants and new teeth?
You don’t have to wait at all. One of the best things about All-on-4 implants is that they allow Dr. Daza or Dr. Schwartz to place your teeth the same day as your implant procedure, meaning you can walk out with your beautiful new smile.
What’s more, since only four implants are needed to restore your full arch of teeth, your recovery time is significantly shorter than other full-arch implant procedures.
What’s the difference between All-on-4 implants and dentures?
All-on-4 implants restore the full arch of your teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile this is firmly and permanently rooted in your mouth. While dentures can also restore the look of the full arch of your teeth, they must be fixed in place with a special adhesive. This adhesive can have issues, causing embarrassing challenges while chewing or talking.
All-on-4 implants, on the other hand, are designed to function just like your natural teeth. Because they are rooted in place, you can eat, drink, talk, laugh, and do all the other activities you love without having to worry about your teeth moving in your mouth.
If you want a beautiful, comfortable smile, call Bucktown Wicker Park Dental or schedule your appointment online to ask about All-on-4 implants.