If you’ve lost permanent teeth due to damage or decay, All-On-4® implants can restore your smile. At Pierce Robotics in Beverly Hills, California, Sean Pierce, DDS, boasts years of experience placing and restoring All-On-4 dental implants. To see if you can benefit from this advanced prosthodontic technique, make an appointment at the Los Angeles area practice by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.
All-On-4 is a prosthodontic technique that restores an entire arch of missing teeth with just four implants. Traditionally, dental implant placement involved receiving one post for each missing tooth. All-On-4 makes the process quicker and less complicated, allowing for a speedy recovery and little risk of side effects.
All-On-4 implants provide a variety of advantages, including:
All-On-4 implants also improve your oral health. Because the implants integrate with your jaw, they significantly lower the risk of bone loss and gum recession.
To determine if All-On-4 implants will benefit you, Dr. Pierce conducts an oral exam and takes 3-D digital X-rays of your gums and jaw. He uses your X-rays to assess the quality, quantity, and volume of your bone. Even if you have low jawbone volume, you’ll still likely qualify. About 95% of candidates do, regardless of their oral health history.
At Pierce Robotics, getting All-On-4 implants takes two appointments.
At your first appointment, Dr. Pierce conducts an oral exam and takes digital impressions of your mouth. He sends your impressions to a dental laboratory that manufactures a pair of implant-retained dentures to attach to the implants. When the laboratory completes your dentures, you return to the office to undergo the implant placement procedure.
At your second appointment, Dr. Pierce administers a local anesthetic. Once you’re comfortable, he places four posts beneath your gums in your upper or lower jaw. If you’re missing all of your teeth, he places four implants on top and four implants on the bottom. Then, he attaches your implant-retained dentures to the implants.
Following the procedure, Dr. Pierce moves you to an observation room and provides care instructions. When the anesthesia wears off, a friend or family member drives you home.
If you take good care of them, All-On-4 implants often last a lifetime. To keep yours in optimal shape, Dr. Pierce recommends brushing twice daily and visiting the dentist every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
To protect your dentures from damage caused by teeth grinding or physical contact, wear a mouthguard. In addition, avoid bad habits like opening objects with your teeth or chewing on popcorn kernels.
To learn more about All-On-4 implants, make an appointment at Pierce Robotics by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.