All-on-4 Implant Hybrids in Fairfield, CT
Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfield
If you are looking for a dentist in Fairfield, CT, who provides All-On-4 dental implant procedures, Dr. Christine Lee is here for you! Call us at (203) 259-7073 today to schedule a consultation and to learn if you are a candidate for the All-On-4 procedure.
What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4® dental implants are an all-inclusive option for people who are missing an entire arch of teeth. Four or more implants are placed into the patient’s bone, and a single piece hybrid denture is attached to the implants to replace your missing teeth.
If you are missing several teeth, or all of the teeth in one arch, the All-on-4 treatment is the most efficient option at replacing all of your teeth, without the need for a removable denture.
How do Dental Implants Replace Teeth?
There are many options for missing teeth, and replacing missing teeth is vital to your oral health and function. Whether you have a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or an entire arch of teeth, dental implants offer the most permanent and supportive solution. However, before we explain more about All-on-4 implant treatment, you should understand how the primary implant works.
Dental implants have three parts:
- The Titanium Implant Post: The actual implant part that is embedded into the jawbone and acts as the natural tooth roots.
- The Abutment: The part that screws into the implant and attaches the crown to the implant.
- The Implant Crown: The artificial tooth that is above your gum line.
Did you know that you do not need a dental implant for every tooth you are missing? For All-on-4 Implants, you only need four precisely placed dental implants to restore an entire arch of your smile!
Does the All-on-4 Process Hurt?
Dental implants are placed with the use of local anesthesia, so that the procedure is painless. We also offer sedation options for those who are anxious or simply want to relax more during the implant procedure, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, or IV sedation. Safety is always our priority, and we always make sure you are supervised properly while under our care.
The All-on-4 implants process takes about 2-3 hours to complete, and most patients report little to no pain or discomfort after placement. With our team of specialists and advanced technology, we can place your All-on-4 implants in one day! You will have to wait some time for the gums and jawbone to heal around your implants, but you will leave our office with a temporary that is not removable and stays in your mouth. Once your gums have healed, you will return for the placement of the permanent teeth.
Conventional Treatments vs. All-on-4
Before dental implants, the removable denture was one of the only options for patients missing several or all of their teeth. Once implants started being incorporated into full mouth restorations, patients had the option for a fixed restoration that stayed in the mouth. However, these conventional techniques required many more implants, possibly eight or more per arch, resulting in a much higher cost. The traditional treatments also typically required more bone, which meant that many healthy patients were disqualified from implant procedures.
With the All-on-4 technique, as little as four implants can be placed to support a fixed prosthesis that stays in the mouth. The hybrid denture also requires less bone volume due to the angulation of the implants. This revolutionary treatment technique has opened the doors for more patients to be able to afford this type of advanced implant treatment.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
Dr. Christine Lee specializes in same-day implant dentistry and can provide many options to fit your missing tooth (or teeth) needs. Implants provide the look and functionality of natural teeth and adjacent teeth. For more information about how much our dental implants cost or to schedule a consultation, contact our dental office in Fairfield, CT at (203) 259-7073.