Don’t Live With Tooth Loss Any Longer
If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, we understand how it can impact your life, health, and overall happiness. While traditional dentures may work for some patients, the sliding and shifting that occurs can be troublesome. At Southern Cal Smiles, our Woodland Hills dentist, Dr. Fredericks, offers various tooth replacement options to meet the needs of all our Southern California patients. All-on-4 dental implants can restore your smile and give you a natural-looking, comfortable tooth loss solution.
With All-on-4 dental implants, you’ll receive a durable, long-lasting solution for a full arch of missing teeth. Dr. Fredericks provides services to patients across Southern California, including Bell Canyon, San Fernando Valley, West Hills, and more.
What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants replace an entire set of teeth in either jaw. This restoration doesn’t require a single implant for every missing tooth, as it only needs four dental implants per arch. This minimally invasive procedure allows you to have a full set of teeth without undergoing multiple surgeries and replacements to place a set of implants. Best of all, most cases can be completed in just one appointment at our Woodland Hills dental office.
The All-On-4 Benefits
If you qualify for All-on-4 dental implants in Woodland Hills, you’ll experience the following benefits:
- Immediate, same-day results
- Stable, long-lasting smile
- Quicker recovery period
- Easy maintenance
- Stimulates healthy bone growth
- Enhanced appearance
- Enjoy all your favorite foods
- Customized restoration
Who Should Get All-On-4?
Any patient suffering from tooth loss may qualify for All-on-4. All-on-4 allows individuals to live a full and healthy lifestyle without dealing with slipping and sliding from traditional dentures. For patients who don’t have enough bone density to support individual implants or are working with a smaller budget, All-on-4 is an ideal treatment.
Ready to see if All-on-4 in Woodland Hills is the choice treatment for your oral health needs? Call our Southern California dentist today at (818) 346-3337 to schedule your consultation.
Traditional Dentures vs. All-On-4 Implants
Missing multiple teeth can wreak havoc on your daily life. Fortunately, modern dentistry provides various options for replacing all of your teeth for a natural look and feel. However, how do you know which restorative treatment is best for you? At Southern Cal Smiles, Dr. Fredericks offers both traditional dentures and All-on-4 dental implants.
While dentures are the tried and true tooth replacement, All-on-4 has proven to feature several more benefits that provide comfort and convenience, including:
- Patients can care for All-on-4 the same way as their natural teeth by brushing and flossing each day.
- There’s no need to be cautious of what you eat or drink with All-on-4 as they’re a permanent restoration.
- Due to All-on-4 being a non-removable treatment, patients can bite down on food with 70 percent more force than with dentures.
- You’ll receive a natural-looking tooth replacement with All-on-4 — no one will ever be able to tell you’re wearing a dental prosthetic.
- Better oral health benefits! All-on-4 helps prevent bone deterioration in the jawbone and will help restore your facial features by fighting resorption.
The All-On-4 Implant Process
Receiving All-on-4 dental implants in Woodland Hills can be completed in four simple steps. Depending on your unique situation, our implant dentist can finish your treatment in one appointment.
Initial Consultation With Woodland Hills Dentist — Dr. Fredericks
You’ll visit our Southern California dental office for a thorough examination of your oral health. We’ll examine your teeth and determine if All-on-4 is the best option. Then, we’ll capture 3D images of your oral structures to map out the surgery and create your custom prosthetic. These scans will also give us vital information about where the bone sinuses and nerves are located.
Placing The Implants
Dr. Fredericks will place all four implants in your jawbone where its density is the most substantial. Your procedure will be pain-free, as we’ll use dental sedation to ensure your comfort. You can expect the surgery to take around two hours or 30 minutes per arch.
Once your implants are placed, you’ll enter the osseointegration period. This is the natural process where your dental implants fuse to your jawbone. It can take three to six months to complete. During this time, we’ll provide you with a temporary set of prosthetic teeth while a dental lab creates your permanent restoration.
After your mouth has fully healed, you’ll return to our Woodland Hills office once again. Dr. Fredericks will attach your permanent dental prosthetic, ensuring it’s a comfortable and stable fit. You’ll leave our dental practice with a beautiful new set of teeth.
Does Insurance Cover All-On-4 Treatment?
Typically most insurance providers will cover at least a portion of your All-On-4 treatment costs. Our Woodland Hills office will help file your claim as well as contact your dental insurance provider to calculate the potential out-of-pocket costs. Dr. Fredericks will discuss with you what payments are accepted by our office and our available financing options.
Frequently Asked Questions
All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent dental solution to replace missing teeth. With proper oral care, biannual checkups, and professional cleanings at Southern Cal Smiles, your implants can last a lifetime. While the implants are permanent, the acrylic denture that’s affixed to the implants may need to be replaced with normal wear and tear.
The recovery period following an All-On-4 procedure varies from patient to patient. However, many patients can resume normal activities within a few days following their procedure.
Here are some helpful tips to aid in a proper recovery:
- Stay hydrated
- Use an ice pack to reduce any pain or swelling
- Maintain a good oral hygiene routine
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Limit any physical activity for the first few days
- Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching your incisions on the day of your procedure
If you have any questions about recovery, please contact our office at (818) 346-3337.