Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery

Northern Virginia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Surgeons located in Burke, VA, Reston, VA & Alexandria, VA

If you’re looking for a healthier and more comfortable method for wearing dentures, then All-on-4® implants are for you. The team of dental experts at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery offers patients the state-of-the-art All-on-4 system from Nobel Biocare™ at their clinics in Burke, Reston, and Alexandria, Virginia. To learn more, book a visit today by calling the office or scheduling online.

All-On-4 Q & A

What are All-on-4 implants?

All-on-4 implants are a revolutionary method for keeping your dentures more securely and comfortably attached to your mouth. With All-on-4 implants, the team at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery keep an entire arch of your dentures in place using four strategically placed dental implants. 

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts an oral surgeon embeds into your jawbone. Because titanium is a biocompatible material, your implants fuse with your jaw, effectively mimicking the form and function of natural tooth roots. This enables them to provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone and serve as a sturdy foundation for your denture, which abutments connected to your implants hold in place. 

All-on-4 implants are an effective system for both your upper and lower jaw.

What are the benefits of All-on-4 implants?

Unlike traditional dentures, which use suction or adhesive to stay in place, All-on-4 implants attach to your jawbone, which is a more faithful recreation of the natural structures of your mouth.

By anchoring to your bone, All-on-4 implants provide you with a more secure, comfortable, and natural-looking denture experience, doing away with the need for messy adhesives and enabling you to eat and speak with much greater ease.

All-on-4 implants also provide stimulation to your jawbone, which has several benefits in and of itself. Your bones are living tissues that are in a constant state of regeneration. When you’re missing teeth, your jawbone doesn’t receive as much stimulation, and ultimately starts to maintain less bone because it is unneeded.

This process, called resorption, leads to bone loss and a sunken-in appearance in the face. It also leads to your jaw changing shape over time, which, in turn, requires you to continually reline or replace your dentures as they no longer fit over your newly atrophied jaw.

All-on-4 implants prevent all of these problems from occurring because they directly connect your dentures to your jawbone and give your jawbone all of that healthy stimulation that it’d otherwise be missing.  

Can I get All-on-4 implants in a day?

Yes! One of the major benefits of All-on-4 implants is that you can have your extractions performed, your implants placed, and your dentures attached all in one day! Thanks to advanced 3D imaging software and a unique method of placing your implants, All-on-4 implants enable you to replace your smile without having to endure the lengthy waiting period that traditional implants or dentures typically require.

Are All-on-4 implants affordable?

The health benefits that All-on-4 implants have on your smile make them significantly more cost-effective in the long run. The prevention of atrophy in your jaw ultimately saves you money on relining and replacing dentures as your jaw changes shape. 

And because All-on-4 implants keep your smile generally healthier, you have less risk for developing bone and gum conditions that might otherwise require expensive and invasive procedures to treat.

Improve your denture experience today by scheduling an All-on-4 implants consultation with the team at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery. You can book your visit by phone or online.