The idea of dental implants appeals to many people who have suffered extensive tooth loss. However, they may hold back from scheduling a consultation with our dental team because they have heard that the dental implant process is long and expensive. They may not even believe they are a candidate for dental implants. If you can relate to such individuals, we invite you to talk to us about All-on-4 dental implants from our Springfield, MO dentist. This remarkable procedure may be able to provide you with a new smile in a single appointment!
After you complete your dental implant tooth replacement consultation and any necessary preliminary treatment, you’ll undergo your implant placement surgery. Dr. Tolliver will place two implants toward the back of your jawbone and two at the front, in places where the bone is naturally strong and thick. They will act as substitute tooth roots. Then, you’ll get a provisional denture to go on top of your implants right away. After you have healed sufficiently, you’ll receive a permanent denture to replace the provisional one.
Most patients who have lost all or most of their teeth are candidates for All-on-4 in Springfield — including many who have already suffered bone loss in their jaw. Such individuals might not even need a bone graft prior to their implant placement surgery.
Of course, the best way to find out whether you are a candidate for All-on-4 is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tolliver. In general, candidates for the procedure:
Some noteworthy benefits of the All-on-4 treatment include:
Some key differences between All-on-4 and traditional implants include:
With all of that being said, there are some cases in which traditional treatment is better suited for a patient. Dr. Tolliver will help you compare all of your treatment options and settle on the one that best fits your circumstances.