Having healthy gums means you will enjoy a healthy smile for years to come. Many people struggle with loose teeth, decayed teeth, or missing teeth and want a solution. You can have a healthy, beautiful smile again. Through proper periodontal treatment and the use of dental implants, it is possible to restore your smile to a natural-looking, stunning appearance as well as a much healthier mouth. At Bunker Hill Dentistry, we take pride in helping you achieve a healthy, attractive and confident smile. To do this, we will do our best to save your natural teeth and improve their appearance and health. There are instances in which it is not possible to save the existing teeth, or doing so will put you at risk. This is when we’ll encourage you to consider All-on-4 implant-retained bridge. All-on-4® Dental Implants – A Revolutionary Solution to Tooth Loss Why should you consider dental implants such as All-on-4? Our team at Bunker Hill Dentistry will provide you with one-on-one support to answer all of your questions. Here are a few key reasons our patients love this solution to tooth loss: A tremendous improvement over traditional dentures. This solution creates very natural looking teeth that look and function like your natural teeth would as well as helps you maintain your jaw bone volume and density. Get rid of all of your tooth problems. All-on-4 provides you with a comprehensive solution to tooth decay and gum disease. A straightforward procedure; we always ensure you know what to expect from this procedure. Affordable financing options are available to you. You can afford to get your teeth fixed for good. Costs are more manageable than you may realize. This is a permanent solution. With proper maintenance, the longevity of these dental implants is fantastic. In most cases, this procedure provides you with a life-changing solution in one day. In fact, you come in with loose dentures in the morning and will come out with teeth that stay in your mouth! It is important to understand the pros and cons of the procedure. Look at before and after pictures and explore the reviews you will find for our services. All of this information can give you a better idea of what to expect from this procedure. It’s more detailed than a bridge procedure but offers alternatives to ongoing dental health problems. Get the health care you need and deserve. Why a Dental Implants Periodontist Isn’t the Only Option to Restore Your Smile with the All-on-4 At Bunker Hill Dentistry, we provide All-on-4 treatment to our patients who need it. It’s important to have a dentist you trust to handle this need. Our goal is not to just remove teeth. Rather, we want to help you with a restorative process when it is right for you. When you come in to see us, and you have damage to your teeth or bone, or you have missing teeth and ongoing tooth loss, the treatment process begins. With proper radiographs including a state-of-the-art 3-D i-CAT Cone Beam CT scan, we will examine the condition of your mouth and health, discuss what your goals are and how we can help you achieve those in a timely and affordable way. All-on-4 is only one of the solutions we can offer you. We at Bunker Hill Dentistry encourage you to become informed about your condition and solution before proceeding with any irreversible procedure. What does All-on-4 Involve? All-on-4 involves inserting four titanium implants to the gum line, and then securing a set of custom-made, artificial teeth into those implants. As in any dental treatment, the All-on-4 procedure begins with a comprehensive oral examination, health history and status evaluation as well as what you need and desire. Once it has been determined and agreed that this treatment is what you decide upon, we will proceed with a work-up involving model work, custom-fabricated prosthesis, custom-ordered implant and restorative parts. The pre-surgery portion may take 2-4 weeks. Once everything is in place, the surgery, implant placement, any necessary bone graft and extractions as well as the delivery of your fixed implant-retained bridge will take place in one day. In most cases, you will come out with teeth that stay fixed in your mouth. There are several options for tooth material, including acrylic, porcelain and zirconia. We will also review care and diet instruction in detail. Note that immediate prosthesis is transitional while waiting for your body to integrate the implants before we fabricate a more solid long-term prosthesis in the next 6 months. We charge for the whole service and you will not have to pay any extra for the final prosthesis. During the 6-month waiting period, we will see you for follow-up, bite adjustment, etc. We will be there for you for the whole journey as well as helping you maintain it afterwards. Are You a Candidate? Who Should Get All-on-4 Implants? Each patient has very specific needs. Our goal is to determine the best solution for you. We may recommend All-on-4 implants to those who have specific needs including those that: Have a significant amount of decay; if your teeth are very damaged and we cannot save them, we will recommend this type of solution for you. If you have severe gum disease, especially if that gum disease is more advanced or otherwise untreatable, we may recommend this procedure for you as well. Individuals who have other health problems and need to remove infection or damage right away, such as those who are undergoing chemotherapy, may be a candidate for this procedure. Individuals who are unable to see significant benefits from restoring the teeth or those who cannot have teeth restored. What Are the Advantages of All-on-4? Every patient should look at all of the pros and cons of this procedure and others. It is our goal to help you to learn how All-on-4 can help you. There are many benefits to using this particular type of dental implant solution. Here are some of them: You get to have healthy, new teeth in a very short amount of time. You will improve your appearance in a short amount of time. You will gain confidence from this procedure. You will get rid of all types of health issues from which you are currently suffering including gum disease. You’ll get a long-lasting smile, one you simply love looking at and showing off to those around you. You can eat what you want. You no longer have the same type of limitations you once did. It becomes easier to care for your teeth. You can take pride in keeping them looking fantastic. You enjoy better mouth feel. You can feel warm foods again and improve your overall taste. How Does the Procedure Work? There is a significant amount of planning for this procedure. It starts with gathering information about your teeth as well as your oral structure. We will take x-rays and provide you with an overall health consultation to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. We use this process not only to ensure you are healthy but also to gather information about your oral structure. We make your new teeth in advance of your procedure day. This ensures we can have an exceptional fit for you. The day of the procedure, you will be put under anesthesia. We will then be able to place each one of your new implants into place. This is a single day visit for the actual surgery. During the surgery, we may need to graft more bone into place. This may be necessary if you have bone loss in various areas due to advanced gum disease. When you leave after this procedure, you may have a bit of discomfort and swelling, and there will be a healing process. However, you will have your healthy, new teeth in place. And, over time, they will continue to look and feel better. We will recommend repeat appointments to check on the overall health and results from the procedure. All-on-4 or Traditional Dental Implants? At Bunker Hill Dentistry, we provide you with the best solution for your needs. We do not force you or push you towards the wrong option. Instead, we want you to make the best decision for your needs. For this reason, when you come in for an appointment, we’ll discuss all ways to preserve and restore your teeth. If this is not possible, then we will discuss all types of dental implants. This includes our All-on-4 solution as well as traditional dental implants. Which option is right for you? This isn’t a simple decision. It is our job to educate you about which options fit your needs. The decision is based on the condition of your mouth and teeth. All-on-4 can be implanted more strategically. For those who have a significant amount of work or have lost most of their teeth (or need to have them removed), this solution tends to be less painful and less overall invasive. We encourage you to learn more about All-on-4 and the dental implant services our team can offer to you. We encourage you to call Bunker Hill Dentistry at 832-834-5281 for an appointment. We can offer recommendations to you at this time. Call us today.