All-on-Four is an advanced dental implant technique that allows you to replace all of your missing teeth at once. Over 35 million Americans suffer from missing teeth, and most of them use dentures for teeth replacement, even though dentures don’t resemble the appearance and functionality of natural teeth. At Energy Dental, we provide All-on-Four implants in Houston as an effective, safe, and convenient means of replacing all of your missing teeth with only four implants on each arch. The results are indistinguishable from natural teeth.
What are all-on-four implants?
All-on-Four is an advanced technique wherein the dentist can replace all of your missing teeth with only four strategically positioned implants. Dr. Laya Omranian places four titanium screws on the upper arch or lower arch (or both) to replace the root structures of your missing teeth. Over time, your jawbone tissues grow around the implants via a process known as osseointegration, grounding the implants in place. Finally, a complete denture is attached to the implants, replacing an entire arch of missing teeth.
The benefits of all-on-four implants:
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Maintenance is similar to natural teeth
- The dentures can’t be removed on your own
- No need for messy adhesives
- No risk of the dentures slipping or sliding out
- Permanent replacement for missing teeth
- Completely comfortable
- Allows you to eat whatever you want
- Prevent jawbone deterioration
Suitable candidates for all-on-four:
All-on-Four implants in Houston are suitable for edentulous patients, i.e., those missing all of their teeth on one or both arches. Instead of getting traditional dentures, you can get implant-supported dentures with only four implants. However, you must have a sufficiently healthy jawbone to support the implants, and you should be in overall good health. Most of the patients who are rejected for single and multiple implants can get All-on-Four implants. Dr. Laya Omranian runs numerous tests to ensure you’re a viable candidate for the procedure.
All-on-four vs. single implants
- You can replace all of your missing teeth with only four implants on each arch. You don’t need one implant for each of the 28 functional teeth, as you would for single implants.
- Less costly than getting 28 implants for all of your missing teeth.
- Less time-consuming than getting 28 implants over multiple sessions.
- You can replace all of your missing teeth in one session — you don’t need multiple sessions.
The all-on-four process at Energy Dental
Your All-on-Four process starts with a personalized consultation with our talented dental implant specialists. Our dentists examine your teeth, discuss your goals, review your dental history, and take numerous intraoral x-rays and CBCT (cone beam CT) scans to curate a personalized treatment plan. In some cases, we may need to perform a preliminary bone grafting to improve your candidacy and build up your jawbone tissues.
During the in-office surgery, the dentist will administer local anesthesia with intravenous sedation to ensure optimal comfort. Dr. Laya Omranian will surgically place titanium screws in four strategic locations around your upper or lower jaws (or both), following which they’ll attach the abutments on all implants. Finally, the complete denture is fastened to the implants, thereby replacing all of your missing teeth.
Over the next 2 to 6 months, your jawbone tissues will grow around the implants, firmly grounding them in place. The implant-supported dentures will eventually feel like a natural part of your anatomy, giving you a second chance with flawless teeth.
Why choose Energy Dental for All-On-Four Implants?
Energy Dental is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in the latest dental implant techniques, including All-on-Four and Fix-on-Six implants. Dr. Laya Omranian carefully examines your teeth and run advanced tests to curate the ideal personalized treatment plan. Each treatment plan is designed according to your unique requirements to ensure optimal safety, convenience, and natural results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for All-on-Four implants in Houston, TX.