Traditional dentures restore smiles, but they can 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 a long-term solution without any of the hassles. At Personalee Dental, board-certified oral surgeon James Lee, DDS, and his team can restore your smile using all-on-4 dental implants. To get started, schedule a consultation online or call the office in Woodland Hills, California, today.
All-on-4 implants are one type of false teeth that are surgically implanted into your jaw. They look, feel, and function like your permanent teeth.
This type of dental implant can restore your smile, prevent bone and soft tissue deterioration, and help you enjoy eating again. Unlike dentures, all-on-4 implants are not removable.
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 can 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.
Instead of having multiple dental implants on each arch, your set of false teeth can be supported by just four implants. The fewer number of implants means less discomfort and downtime. Dr. Lee generally completes your implant procedure on the same day.
Getting all-on-4 dental implants requires at least two separate appointments at Personalee Dental.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Lee and the team take X-rays of your mouth and perform a thorough oral exam. If you're the right candidate for all-on-4 implants, the practice schedules an appointment for surgery a week or two later.
At your second appointment, Dr. Lee administers a local anesthetic and sedatives to ensure 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, you are sent home to allow your mouth to heal for several months. After your implants heal, you can return to Personalee Dental so that the team can apply your permanent crowns.
If you're embarrassed by your smile and are ready to take action, know that you don't have to keep struggling or pursue a lengthy procedure.
Call Dr. Lee and the team at Personalee Dental to see how all-on-4 dental implants can help restore your oral health and confidence. You can also book online using the convenient scheduling tool.