The advanced All-on-4 technique allows patients to immediately receive dentures for their dental implants. In one appointment, Dr. Ron Shiver can surgically embed four implants into the jaw and attach a full dental arch. This single-visit approach to implants is much more convenient than traditional implant treatment, which requires at least four to six months between surgery and restoration. Dr. Shiver is proud to provide the innovative All-on-4 therapy at his office in Valdosta, GA, to quickly restore oral function and aesthetic.
While All-on-4 treatment is not always right for every patient, it can have a substantial, positive impact on those patients who qualify.
One significant advantage of All-on-4 implants is the need for a reduced amount of jawbone tissue. Where atrophied bone can significantly undermine your jaw's ability to support traditional dental implants, implants for an All-on-4 treatment are inserted at an angle and thus require less bone tissue to anchor themselves. This key difference makes All-on-4 a viable treatment option for many patients with missing teeth.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Shiver, he will review your medical and dental history and examine x-rays of your teeth and adjacent oral anatomy. With this information, he can determine if All-on-4 is the most advantageous therapy or if other treatments, such as dentures, better serve your oral health needs.
Once you are comfortable, the doctor can extract teeth in preparation for implant placement, if the teeth in question have not fallen out yet. Next, he will create four small holes in the gums and the jawbone below, through which titanium posts are threaded and secured. Once these are secured, the doctor can attach your previously customized denture. Patients can leave our office with a complete set of stable dentures that will not slip out of place when they chat, dine, or simply enjoy everyday life.
This single-visit approach to implants is much more convenient than traditional implant treatment, which requires at least four to six months between surgery and restoration.
While the All-on-4 technique minimizes trauma to the jaw, most patients will still need a few days off from work to recuperate. Patients may experience some swelling and discomfort, but they can typically control these symptoms with over-the-counter medications. In many cases, patients will receive temporary dentures at the time of surgery and return to our practice about six months later for permanent dentures placement.
Find out for yourself how convenient and dependable All-on-4 dentures are. Call our practice today at (229) 247-0923 or contact us online to make your appointment with Dr. Shiver.