Complete Your Smile With Dr. Shlafer
Patients who are missing a full arch of teeth often assume that their smile is beyond repair. Thankfully this isn’t the case, as the All-on-4 procedure allows Dr. Shlafer to secure a full denture with just four dental implants.
The implants are strategically placed in the densest areas of your jawbone to ensure your dentures remain stable. There’s also no need for bone grafting to qualify for All-on-4, making it an ideal option for patients with limited bone mass.
Best of all, Dr. Shlafer will place all your implants in just one appointment and provide you with a set of fully-functional temporary teeth. This means you won’t have to live with gaps in your smile while you wait for your permanent dentures.
Can I Replace a Full Arch of Teeth With Dental Implants?
Yes! For patients who are missing a full arch of teeth, we can customize a set of complete dentures just for you and secure them with implants. Implant-supported dentures offer greater comfort and stability than traditional dentures, in addition to stimulating healthy bone growth in your jaw. If you’re missing all of your teeth, we can even replace both arches with implant-supported dentures.
Benefits of All-on-4
All-on-4 implant-supported dentures offer several unique benefits, including:
- Doesn’t require a bone graft
- Minimal recovery time
- Looks natural
- Restores chewing function
- Easy to care for
- Secured to your jaw
- Stimulates healthy jawbone growth
- Long-lasting results
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants Compared to Dentures?
There are so many reasons you might prefer dental implants over dentures for your smile restoration needs! The main advantages of dental implants compared to dentures are:
- Dental implants are permanent.
- Dental implants look and act like your natural teeth.
- Unlike dentures, dental implants can prevent jaw bone loss. Dentures can actually accelerate bone loss.
- Implants don’t need to be removed for cleaning.
- Implants don’t require messy adhesives.
- Dental implants will never slip out of place.
- Implant recipients don’t need to worry about the discomfort and embarrassment of ill-fitting dentures.
How Our Technology Improves Your Procedure
Before your surgery, we’ll use our 3D computer imaging software to produce a virtual model of your smile. This gives Dr. Shlafer high-quality images of your entire mouth, allowing him to identify even the smallest issue that could interfere with your implants.
By anticipating any potential setbacks in advance, Dr. Shlafer can place your implants with total precision and ensure your safety. Ultimately, our advanced technology will reduce your time spent in the dental chair so you can enjoy your new smile sooner.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-4?
The biggest advantage of All-on-4 for many patients is that it maximizes your available bone tissue, eliminating the need for a bone graft. This allows lots of patients who otherwise wouldn’t qualify for implants to take advantage of this procedure.
For patients who suffer from jawbone deterioration, All-on-4 presents a treatment option that previously wasn’t available or affordable to them. Thanks to this innovative technique, more patients can restore their smile than ever before.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does All-on-4 last?
Combining proper oral hygiene which includes daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing after meals, with visits to our Farmington Hills office, your All-on-4 restoration can last a lifetime. Because the implants are surgically placed within your jaw, you never have to worry about replacing them. With proper care, the prosthetic teeth attached to your implants could last 20 years before they need to be replaced.
Is All-on-4 comfortable?
Yes—unlike traditional dentures that need to be removed every night, or sit on top of your gums and cause inflammation, All-on-4 is permanent and designed to be comfortable. They will not press down on your gums and you’ll be able to enjoy the full function of your teeth again.
How do I care for All-on-4?
Your All-on-4 implant-supported dentures look and function just like natural teeth, which means you can care for them as you would natural teeth. Dr. Shlafer recommends:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing at least once a day, preferably before bed
- Rinsing after meals
- Scheduling an appointment at our Farmington Hills office once every six months
Following a consistent at-home care routine paired with routine visits not only preserves the life of your restoration but also keeps your mouth free from tooth decay.
How long does it take to heal from dental implants?
Generally speaking, the healing process for a dental implant takes about four to six months but this is heavily dependent on factors such as the patient’s unique physiology and how many implants they receive.
Visit Dr. Shlafer for All-on-4 Dental Implants
Give us a call at (248) 579-4925 to schedule your complimentary consultation or stop by to meet our exceptional team of dentists. We proudly serve patients from Westland, Livonia, Birmingham, Novi, Farmington Hills, and throughout Michigan.
Don’t wait, come and see how dentistry is done differently at Roman Shlafer, DDS.