Dentist in Palo Alto, CA describes the use of dental implants for all on four dentures
At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, our dentist, Dr. Shivani Gupta, fully understands the importance of a healthy, functioning smile. Patients in the area of Palo Alto, CA and the surrounding communities who are dealing with tooth loss want to work with a dentist who can fully describe the benefits of certain procedures. Dr. Shivani Gupta finds that many patients faced with the need for full dentures may want to ask their dentist about using all on four dental implants as a solution to ill-fitting, poorly situated full dentures.
What is all on four?
All on four dental implants is the placement of four implants along the dental arch to be used in providing a permanently fixed full denture. Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth. These acrylic restorations are known for becoming problematic, especially if they do not fit properly. Traditional full dentures have a tendency to shift within the smile and fall out at the most inopportune times. However, for many patients, full dentures are the only way to restore the smile. By using all on four dental implants to complete A4 complete dentures, patients at Peninsula Dental Implant Center can smile with confidence and ease. Instead of worrying about their dentures falling out of place, they can have several implants surgically placed along the dental arch to stabilize the dentures. The dentures fit firmly over these implants for strength and patients can enjoy all their favorite foods without hesitation!
Who is a candidate for all on four dental implants?
Dental implants do require patients to have sufficient bone structure of the jaw remaining to grow around the implant and keep it in place. Without this bone, patients may be at a much higher risk of having an unsuccessful placement. Smoking is another risk that may prevent implants from integration with the jaw bone. Dr. Shivani Gupta and her patients work together to decide if patients are proper candidates during their initial consultation appointment and evaluation. Using in-office, 3D CT Scan, she can check bone growth of the jaw and decide if patients can benefit from bone grafting to prepare the area for implants. Then, the placement of implants is done during an oral surgery appointment. A temporary denture is placed over the implant as a process called osseointegration occurs. This is the growth of bone around the implant which gives it the proper foundation it requires to stabilize dentures. Once complete, the full final dentures made of zirconia or PMMA are placed along with the implants and patients enjoy their brand-new smile!
What are the benefits of A4 complete dentures?
This method of stabilizing dentures is:
- Strong and durable
What other methods of replacing teeth are available?
At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, we don’t just focus on implants. We also provide more traditional dentures, including full and partial dentures, as well as dental bridges which can be used in a similar manner with dental implants as a source of stabilization and anchoring. Our practice also provides accompanying procedures that are often used alongside dental implants such as bone and block grafting, guided implant technology, and sinus lifts. During a consultation appointment, we can evaluate a patient and determine how we can work together with individuals to help them obtain the smile of their dreams, even when dental problems arise.
Can I receive general dentistry at Peninsula Dental Implant Center?
Absolutely! We also provide general dentistry solutions for our patients including cleanings, examinations, fillings, and restorations such as dental crowns. We want to be a full-service practice for patients in and around the community who are seeking a competent and experienced professionals.
Find out more about A4 complete implant solutions
Patients in the Palo Alto, CA area who are interested in visiting a dentist who can provide restorative solutions such as dentures and dental implants are encouraged to ask about the all on four denture solution. Dr. Shivani Gupta and her staff at Peninsula Dental Implant Center is dedicated to providing individuals with the options they need to improve the functionality, beauty, and health of their smile after tooth loss. Our practice recommends patients book a consultation appointment to ask about this and other restorative treatments available with our dentist by calling (650) 232-7650 and visiting the office which is conveniently located in San Carlos, CA.
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