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. Also, if you are currently wearing dentures and are unhappy with them, we can place your implant denture without the need for a bone graft which will reduce the recovery time and cost considerably.
The Benefits of All-on-4® Dental Implants
There are many benefits to choosing the All-on-4 implant method to replace your missing row of teeth:
- Lower overall cost compared to conventional implant procedures
- Able to wear a temporary denture while recovering from the implant placement procedure
- Available to patients with less available bone
- Through strategic planning, the denture can be placed with only four implant posts
- The implants replace the teeth at the root reducing bone loss
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 that will maximize the available bone. These implants will be used to secure your denture. Two of the implants will be placed at an angle to provide stability without the need to add bone with a graft or a lengthy recovery.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Lotardo will surgically 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 and the implants fuse with the surrounding bone. 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.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs. Dentures
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
- Multiple Teeth Dental Implants
Schedule A Consultation
If you have a full set of missing teeth, Dr. Lotardo provides All-on-4 dental implants in Rosyln, NY and Riverhead, NY. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Lotardo, an experienced dental implant dentist. He will evaluate your dental health and discuss your concerns and goals before recommending the most suitable treatment for restoring a comfortable smile.