Dental implants have become the gold standard for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. Implants improve all aspects of oral health, providing long term stability and natural function. Traditional implants required ample healthy bone structure in the jaw for lasting support, often leaving edentulous patients with the choice of extensive bone grafting or foregoing implants altogether.
As technology has advanced, implants have become a more viable option for patients with varying stages of bone loss. All On Four is an innovative, graftless implant technique that uses extensive pre-treatment planning to optimize healthy bone tissue for the placement of as few as four implants to permanently secure a hybrid denture. Implementing modern dental technology, customizable dental materials, and digital imaging, Dr. Jospeh Cavallo offers All-On-Four implants for patients missing a full arch or all of their teeth.
What to Expect: All On Four
The All-On-Four technique uses a minimum of four smaller dental implants to secure a custom hybrid denture. Dental implants increase the function and stability of the denture and will also support better long term oral health.
The All-On-Four dental implant procedure relies on digital imaging technology for precise pre-treatment planning. Dr. Cavallo takes images of the bone, gums, and teeth and creates a 3-D computer model of your smile. Using these high-quality images, Dr. Cavallo is able to strategically map out the placement of the implants. Implants are placed at predetermined angels that optimize healthy bone tissue. Dr. Cavallo is able to avoid placing the implants in compromised bone tissue and utilizes the most stable areas of tissue for increasing long-term success rates.
All-On-Four dental implants can eliminate the need for extensive bone grafting reducing the cost of receiving an implant secured denture.
The implants are surgically placed in the comfort of our Woodbridge dentist office by Dr. Cavallo. Patients will discuss sedation options with Dr. Cavallo prior to their surgery for their optimal comfort. Implants typically take 3-6 months to fully heal and fuse with the jaw. During the interim period, Dr. Cavallo may fit you with a temporary denture.
Patients will return to the office post-op to work with Dr. Cavallo to design a custom denture that will look and function like their natural teeth. Once the implants have healed, the final denture will be fit and secured.
Teeth In A Day
For some patients, All-On-Four can be completed in just one visit to our Woodbridge, VA area dentist office. With a detailed pre-treatment plan in place, Dr. Cavallo is able to place implants and a temporary denture in a single appointment for beautiful teeth in a day. Once the implants have successfully fused with the jaw bone, a permanent denture will be custom designed and securely fit.
- Are All-on-Four implants right for me?
Most patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth, or who need all or most of their teeth removed will benefit from an implant supported denture using the All On Four procedure. Dr. Cavallo provides free seminars on dental implants as well as dental implant consultations in our Woodbridge, VA dentist office. You can call our office to schedule your personalized and comprehensive implant consultations to learn which implant procedure can improve your oral health.
- Can I secure an existing ill-fit denture with dental implants?
In most cases yes. Dr. Cavallo will provide patients with a thorough oral health exam to determine a long-term solution to improving the comfort and fit of their denture. Many patients will benefit from an implant secured denture.
- How much do All-On-Four dental implants cost?
The total cost of All-On-Four will vary depending on the need for additional treatments to restore oral health. Our dental care team will outline all associated costs during your personal consultation.