All-on-5 Dental Implants
Replacing one single tooth with a dental implant isn’t so bad. But when it comes to needing a more extensive restoration, it can be challenging to know exactly what your options are and what will benefit you the most. At Acre Wood Dental in Waco, Temple, and Gatesville, Texas, we offer All-on-5 implants, more commonly known as All-on-4 implants. It is the best way to get a complete mouth restoration while spending less money and dealing with a less invasive procedure. We use five dental implants for the price of four implants to give you a brand-new smile. If you have any questions about dental implants at any time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
What are All-on-5’s?
All-on-5’s are commonly known as All-on-4 dental implants. However, we use five dental implants instead of four to give you a more robust and longer-lasting foundation for your new smile. We use five strategically placed dental implants to create a base for the different prosthetic teeth we will be using. This treatment will preserve the health of your jaw bone by allowing it to function normally again. Each dental implant will follow the standard procedure of placing a post, an abutment, and finally, a crown. We can also employ bridges or partial dentures, depending on your tooth anatomy.
How many teeth need replacing will help us determine what route we take when it comes to your prosthetic teeth. We can take full denture arches with artificial teeth and gums that clasp onto the implants. We can also create parietal dentures or a bridge to connect to the dental implants or use regular dental crowns. We will walk through each step of the procedure to know what you are getting.
The first step in the procedure is ensuring that you are good enough to handle the different surgical placements. Your jaw bone needs to be strong, and there should be no sign of tooth decay or periodontal disease. As this is a surgical procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic to help you feel no pain during the process. Don’t be afraid to ask us about our different sedatives. Your comfort is our number one priority!
The All-on-5, or All-on-4, treatment follows the same procedure for a regular dental implant. We will first place each post, and your mouth will need time to heal around the post to secure it in place. At a later time, we will place each abutment onto the posts. We will give you temporary bridges or crowns (depending on your situation) while you wait for your mouth to heal. While waiting, we will create each arch of prosthetic teeth for you. Once your mouth is healthy again, we will clasp the arches onto the implants. The fit should be perfect for your mouth. You will once again have a brand new smile!
Benefits of All-on-5
- All-on-5’s are just like All-on-4’s, except we offer one extra implant to create a stronger and longer-lasting foundation.
- Your mouth will once again function correctly. You can enjoy all of your favorite foods and speak clearly.
- Your confidence and self-esteem will increase! You will want to show off your smile.
- The results are permanent and will last you years to come.
- It is now easier than ever to practice good oral hygiene.
If you have multiple missing teeth and are looking to restore your smile, All-on-5, also known as All-on-4, is the best decision for you! We can completely change the appearance of your smile.
Give Acre Wood Dental a call or come into our Waco, Temple, or Gatesville, Texas dental office. In addition to All-on-5 implants, we offer numerous services including general, family, and cosmetic dentistry is Waco, Texas.