Traditional dentures restore smiles, but they also present an array of unpleasant side effects including sores, trouble speaking clearly, and difficulty eating. All-on-4 dental implants provide a safe and effective alternative that’s long-term solution without any of the hassles. At Westchester Smile Design, expert dentist Shay Markovitch, DMD, and his team can restore your smile using all-on-4 dental implants. To get started, schedule a consultation online or call the Yonkers, New York, office today.
All-on-4 implants are a type of false teeth that are surgically implanted into your jaw. They look, feel, and function like your permanent teeth. In addition, they:
In addition, all-on-4 dental implants allow you to chew confidently. Clinical studies say men and women with all-on-4 dental implants bite with up to 70% more force.
Traditional dental implants generally require between six and eight implants per arch. All-on-4 dental implants, on the other hand, are unique to every patient, meaning there’s no time wasted during the installation process and the doctors use necessary required amount of implants per arch. All of this can be done on the same day.
Getting all-on-4 dental implants requires at least two separate appointments at Westchester Smile Design.
During your initial consultation, your dentist takes X-rays of your mouth and performs a thorough oral exam. If you’re a good candidate for all-on-4 implants, Dr. Markovitch schedules an appointment for surgery a week or two later.
At your second appointment, Dr. Markovitch administers a local anesthetic and sedatives, ensuring you’re comfortable and feel no pain.
Next, he makes a series of surgical incisions, placing the necessary amount of implants required to complete the procedure.
Once your operation is finished, your sent home and your mouth heals for a period of six months. After that, you return to Westchester Smile Design, and the team applies your permanent crowns.
Yes, the team at Westchester Smile Design regularly uses all-on-4 implants in coordination with implant-supported dental bridges.
Implant-supported bridges benefit men and women who have one or more missing teeth. They’re also used to alleviate jaw pressure for people with dental implants, particularly individuals who grind or clench their teeth.
If you’re embarrassed by your smile and are ready to take action, call Westchester Smile Design or schedule a consultation online today.