Natural-looking All-on-4 dental implants
Temecula Center for Wisdom Teeth & Dental Implants is a trusted choice of patients in the Temecula region who are interested in advanced oral and dental surgery and procedures such as All-on-4 dental implants. All-on-4 dental implants are sets of 4 or more implants designed to replace your upper or lower arch, which makes the procedure more cost-effective than individual implants. Ideal candidates are patients with missing or failing teeth, but healthy jaw bone. Each dental implant has one small titanium post that a surgeon inserts into the bone. At the end of the procedure, a custom prosthesis is attached to the implants, giving the patient a set of teeth that look and feel natural.
Dr. Tsvetov will devise your individualized treatment plan and walk you through the stages of the procedure to help you prepare for it. Dr. Tsvetov has the expertise and experience to complete your All-on-4 procedure comfortably and efficiently and help restore your winning natural smile. At our practice, your All-on-4 procedure includes follow-up care: we always follow through to ensure you get your desired outcome. It’s time to get the quality dental and oral care you deserve!
A risk-free procedure to restore your health and comfort
For many patients, just coming to a dental office and having to sit in the chair is tantamount to a living nightmare. But at our office, your satisfaction and safety come first. This is why we go out of our way to make patients feel relaxed and comfortable when they visit our office in Temecula. We take special care when planning your All-on-4 procedure to reduce the risk of complications. We also offer a scope of anesthesia options patients can choose depending on their safety concerns, pain tolerance, and anxiety levels: a local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthesia.
Benefits of All-on-4 dental implants
Ensuring your safe and predictable healing process
We are here to ensure your comfort and your desired outcome, and we will accomplish it by performing a precise diagnosis and ensuring a more predictable healing process. Timing is of essence for many of our patients, which is why we strongly advise you to visit Temecula Center for Wisdom Teeth & Dental Implants as soon as possible and find out if you are a candidate for All-on-4 dental implants placement. If you are, we can get the process started as soon as you’re ready. The free initial evaluation includes:
- Free X-rays & Cone Beam Scan
- Detailed examination
- One-on-one consultation
- Reviewing of medical history and other relevant information
- Discussing All-on-4 and other available treatment options and desired outcomes
- Addressing questions and concerns
- Discussing anesthesia options
- Going over aftercare and recovery process
We follow through for however long it takes
Quality follow-up care is an integral part of your All-on-4 treatment at our Temecula office. We will ensure that every step in the process goes smoothly and that you experience quality care from the moment you step into our office for your initial consultation to the moment we complete your final follow-up appointment. We help you restore your health and regain your confidence while leaving you with a gorgeous, natural-looking smile and peace of mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
The All-on-4 treatment is a possible solution for patients missing an entire arch of teeth or having multiple missing, decayed or broken teeth. Patients with severe gum disease who may lose their natural teeth in the future are definitely good candidates for the procedure.
This method eliminates the need for patients with missing teeth to get individual implants.
The All-on-4 method relies on four strategically placed implants designed to support the whole arch. All-on-4 dental implants are typically a same-day procedure, which Dr. Tsvetov can do in under 4 hours.
All-on-4 dental treatment consists of placing dental implants inside the arch during the first stage in the process and attaching a custom-made permanent fixed dental bridge to the implants in the second stage. This ground-breaking procedure is the closest thing possible to natural teeth, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality, as it helps patients restore up to 90 of their original chewing efficiency, without limiting them in terms of the foods they can enjoy.
During your initial consultation, you will get a custom cost estimate. Our Dr. Dmitry Tsvetov is a skilled and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will perform a comprehensive evaluation and consider your needs and expectations before offering you personalized recommendations, be it All-on-4 dental implants or an alternative.
While it is important for patients to weigh their options carefully and take their finances into consideration before deciding whether to undergo the procedure, we advise them to never make cost the decisive factor. Namely, there is a limited period of time during which a patient will remain a good candidate for the procedure. If they miss this window of opportunity, they may need to settle for an inferior, less comfortable, and less durable dental restoration solution.
Dental implants are used to support the jawbone structure and the fixed arch, and the objective is for the implants to fuse with the jaw and for the bridge to mimic natural teeth so patients would enjoy like-natural form and function.
Either All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants can be a reliable and effective long-term solution for you. As long as the implants are placed strategically, you can enjoy reinforcement, support and stability. Whether you need four or more implants depends on your specific situation, which is why an in-depth evaluation is performed during the consultation.
In addition to being immediately functional and natural-looking, All-on-4 dental implants are semi-permanent replacement teeth which can last a lifetime when properly managed. All-on-4 dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
But executing the All-on-4 concept requires surgical placement of the four implants into the jawbone, which is why the first step in the process is to evaluate if the patient is a good candidate for a dental implant procedure in our office in Temecula. This depends on several factors, including the state of the patient’s dental and oral health and their health in general.
For instance, patients who take certain medications or struggle with uncontrolled underlying chronic conditions may be unable to heal implants properly, which can lead to an unfavorable outcome. Other medications can have a negative impact on the long-term success of the procedure. Patients with limited blood supply in the bone or limited bone volume are not generally considered good candidates.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Tsvetov will look into the circumstances you are in and recommend possible solutions to help you make the most of the procedure.
All-on-4 implants are sometimes referred to as the teeth in a day procedure because it replaces all the missing or non-salvageable teeth in an arch with 4 or more implants. A provisional or temporary prosthesis is then attached to the implants. The patient may experience some discomfort during the adjustment period.
The final or permanent prosthesis which is custom-made is attached to the implants once the patient has fully healed. It normally takes about 6 months for the implants to become fully integrated with the bone.
Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4 dental implants do not press down on a person’s gums which automatically makes them more comfortable to wear. The new set of natural-looking teeth is non-removable and connected securely so there is no risk of shifting that came with traditional dentures.
All-on-4 dental implants are fixed, which means the prosthesis does not have to be removed nightly like conventional dentures. However, if needed, your oral surgeon in Temecula can have them removed for you if needed.
One of the key advantages of dental implants is that they prevent bone deterioration and loss that may occur as a result of tooth loss. Additionally, this procedure does not normally require extensive bone regenerative procedures.
All-on-4 dental implants do not take long to heal and the recovery process begins almost instantly. The majority of patients are ready to return to their normal routine in just a few days.
Patients can expect to experience mild to moderate discomfort for 3 to 5 days after this relatively quick outpatient procedure which does not require extensive bone regenerative procedures. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications or, if needed, stronger painkillers may be needed to manage discomfort.
However, the recovery process is rapid after this brief period of adjustment and the patient can quickly regain confidence and enjoy the many benefits of the procedure:
- Enhanced aesthetics
- Improved chewing functionality
- More cost-effective than individual implants
- Greater stability in comparison to removable dentures
- Restored normal sensation and ability to enjoy a diverse diet and better nutrition
As a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Tsvetov will have your best interests in mind and recommend whichever solution is most favorable for you. For patients in Temecula region who are struggling with an impacted wisdom tooth or require an emergency dental extraction and for patients interested in sophisticated teeth replacement solutions such as dental implants, our Temecula office is the go-to place.
If you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants, he will ensure you get the lasting, natural-looking results you have been looking for. If you are not a good candidate, he will attempt to turn you into one or recommend an alternative.
But even if you are a good candidate right now does not mean you have all the time in the world to go through with the procedure. The sooner you schedule your All-on-4 procedure consultation, the better results you are going to get. The longer you wait, the higher the risk that the procedure will be more complex and more costly.
Dr. Tsvetov can give you your desired clinical outcome and restore your health, wellbeing and confidence. Let us help you feel like you again. Schedule now!