All on Four
Apex, Cary, and Raleigh, North Carolina
Are you one of the 35 million Americans who currently live without an entire dental arch of teeth? Restore your smile and receive new teeth in just a single day, by receiving All-On-4 implants from the team of restorative dental professionals at Triangle Periodontics.
What is the All-On-4 implant system?
All-On-4 implant system is a revolutionary new option in tooth replacement that consists of these parts:
- Four dental implants made of titanium, anchored at strategic locations in the mouth to provide support
- An abutment attached to each implant that serves as the connecting piece between your implants and replacement teeth
- A fixed bridge of replacement teeth, which are color-matched to look like natural teeth – only better
All-On-4 system vs. Dentures
The All-On-4 system is an upgrade over dentures, which must be removed to be cleaned and have a full upper palate that covers the roof of your mouth. However, the All-On-4 system is essentially like a denture without the upper palate, except that it stays in place permanently, unless the dentist has to remove it. All-On-4 also is much more convenient than having implants installed to replace each individual missing tooth, which is significantly more expensive, requires multiple appointments, and takes upwards of six months to heal.
Patients who receive the All-On-4 system, by contrast, report regaining 90 percent of their chewing ability. They also frequently report looking younger; patients with traditional dentures often end up developing a sunken-in look when the dentures are removed. All-On-4 provides more facial support, preventing this look of premature aging.
What can I expect from an All-On-4 procedure?
After you arrive at our office, we will take impressions of your mouth, which provide a model to fabricate your fixed bridge of replacement teeth. Then, after administering a local anesthetic, we install the four implants. Your replacement teeth will be ready later that day and, once prepared, can be quickly installed into your mouth. The replacement teeth will also have a small amount of natural-looking artificial gum tissue that fits over the ridge of jawbone in your mouth but does not cover the upper palate (roof of the mouth).
Installing an All-On-4 system is a complex restorative procedure. Make sure to seek a dentist with expertise and experience in restorative dentistry. You can also check out our page regarding Questions about teeth-in-a-day to provide you with more information about the procedure. It is important, however, that you maintain good oral hygiene so that your implants can last a lifetime.
Affordable dental care
At Triangle Periodontics, we understand that paying for expensive dental procedures can be costly for some families, which is why we are excited to offer a variety of payment options for our patients. We accept cash, check, credit cards, and we even offer third party financing through CareCredit or Springstone Financial. You may even qualify for interest-free, low monthly payments that allow you to undergo the All-On-4 implants procedure now, and pay for it in small monthly installments.
Why live with the agony and embarrassment of significant tooth loss any longer? Contact our office by calling 919-782-9536 to schedule a consultation.
Triangle Periodontics welcomes patients in Apex, Cary, and Raleigh, North Carolina.