All-on-4 Dental Implants
Dental implants and restorations are a sturdy solution to missing teeth, but people with low bone density may not be good candidates.
The All-on-4® dental implant method can support a full denture without the need for bone grafting first.
Dr. Daniel E. Stragier can place your All-on-4 dental implants in San Diego, CA, to restore the look and function of your smile.
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Missing teeth can impact your self-esteem and oral health, so it can be discouraging to be told you're not a good candidate for dental implants. Fortunately, the All-on-4 method is an effective solution for patients who have low bone density. Request a consultation at our San Diego, CA, dental practice today.
What Is the All-on-4 Method?
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The All-on-4 Method Can Save Your Oral Health
Your natural tooth roots stimulate your jawbone each time you bite down. When you lose a tooth, those roots are no longer able to aid in that stimulation. Your jawbone begins to atrophy, leading to issues like loose teeth and sunken facial features.
Once implants have been placed, they will fuse with your jawbone over the next three to six months in a process called osseointegration. Your dental implants will mimic the function of natural tooth roots to prevent bone atrophy, promote oral health, and maintain your appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for All-on-4 Implants?
Have Significant Tooth Loss
The All-on-4 method is used to treat patients who are missing most or all of their natural teeth. Alternative dental plans may be recommended for those with less extensive tooth loss.
Be in Good Health
To undergo this surgery, candidates must be in good overall and oral health, aside from their missing teeth. Certain conditions like uncontrollable diabetes and periodontal disease will need to be managed before implant surgery. Tooth extraction may be required to remove any unhealthy teeth.
Smoking increases your risk of complications during surgery and your chances of implant failure. Our dentist recommends that you quit smoking well before your implant procedure.
Find Out if You're a Candidate Request Your Free Consultation Today
Balboa Dental Care is passionate about helping patients maintain their oral health and explore solutions to improve functionality. That is why we offer free consultations. It will cost you nothing to see if the All-on-4 method is the right treatment for you.
Dr. Stragier has been practicing dentistry since 1985 and is a member of the San Diego Implant Study Club. With his experience, he can help develop a dental implant treatment plan that meets your oral health needs.
Contact our San Diego, CA, dental practice today to request your free consultation.
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The All-on-4 Process What You Can Expect Throughout Treatment
The All-on-4 technique can restore your appearance and your oral health.
Are There Any Risks?
Though it's normal to experience mild bleeding, swelling, and soreness following implant surgery, your risk of infection is low when you choose an experienced and skilled dental surgeon like Dr. Stragier. Be sure to follow all post-operative instructions to prevent infection, as this can lead to implant failure or your implants not fusing to the bone.
Recovery After Dental Implant Surgery
Get Some Rest
We recommend that you take about a week off work following your procedure. You should take this time to rest and avoid any strenuous exercise or physical activity.
Inflammation and discomfort around the surgical site are normal following surgery. Any pain can be managed with over-the-counter medication, and you can apply ice to minimize swelling.
You should still maintain good oral hygiene while you heal from your procedure but be sure to brush gently around the surgical site.
Eat Soft Foods
Your diet should consist of only soft foods until your dentist says you can reintroduce solids. Hard or crunchy food like nuts, chips, and apples should be avoided until your implants have fully fused to the bone and your gums have healed.
Visit Our Office
You will need to come into our San Diego, CA, practice several times following your surgery so Dr. Stragier can ensure you are healing properly and that there are no signs of infection.
Paying for All-on-4 Implants
The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. For example, patients with oral health issues like periodontal disease will require preparatory procedures, which will increase their overall cost. Our San Diego, CA, dental practice accepts most forms of dental insurance, and we also offer payment plans and financing options.
Our practice takes pride in providing our patients with quality dental care at a price they can afford. Your insurance plan may contribute to the cost of your implant-supported denture but will not cover your All-on-4 implants. Fortunately, our prices are usually in the 80th percentile when compared to other San Diego area practices, so treatment is more affordable.
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