The use of dental implants has revolutionized tooth replacement, including the placement of dentures with permanent and stable results. Dr. Lotardo has the advanced training and experience needed to offer patients full service dental implants, including the All-on-4™ procedure for securing a top or bottom denture.
All-on-4® uses as few as four dental implants that are strategically placed in the jaw for maximum health benefits in securing a hybrid denture. Using smaller implants, this procedure is often available to patients who have diminished bone structure in the jaw and may not have been considered a good candidate for traditional implants.
All-on-4®: About the Procedure
With advanced treatment planning, Dr. Sal Lotardo is often able to complete your All-on-4™ procedure in one day without the need for bone grafting. Using technology and digital imaging, Dr. Lotardo will strategically plan the placement of four dental implants to secure your denture: two will be placed at an angle to provide stability without the need for a adding bone with a graft or a lengthy recovery.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Lotardo will place the dental implants into the jaw and then attach a temporary denture. This enables you to enjoy the benefits of a functional smile while the gums heal. After a recovery period of about 3 months, your new denture will be permanently secured to the implants. This allows for the final restoration to be made after the gum tissue has healed, allowing for changes in shape and structure that may have occurred.
Dr. Lotardo will provide important oral hygiene and dietary guidelines for the recovery period to ensure proper healing and a lasting result. After the placement of your custom cosmetic denture, you can enjoy a normal diet without fear of your teeth “falling out” or slipping when you speak.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth and would like to learn more about dental implants, the All On Four procedure, dental implants vs. dentures, the cost of dental implants and the benefits of dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lotardo in our Riverhead dentist office. He will evaluate your dental health and discuss your concerns and goals before recommending the most suitable treatment for restoring a comfortable smile.