With recent advances in restorative dentistry technology dental implants have become the standard for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants once required a stable and strong bone foundation in order to create a successful dental implant. This requirement eliminated many dental implant candidates or required extensive and costly bone grafting. Through the use of the most modern dental implant technology and materials, Dr. Mark Sowell offers his Dallas area patients the “All On Four™” dental implant procedure.
A revolutionary concept in dental implants, All On Four allows patients who would have previously been ineligible for dental implants to receive the procedure. All On Four requires less stable bone structure for the implant process, opening dental implants to a broader group of patients. With a nearly 99% long term success rate, patients report that dental implants offer a permanent, natural and comfortable solution to missing teeth.
Dr. Sowell will use state of the art dental technology to produce a 3-D computer image of your teeth, bone, and gums. This highly accurate and realistic image will help Dr. Sowell determine how to strategically place and angel four titanium posts for optimal results. By understanding the appropriate angle to place the implant Dr. Sowell is able to avoid previously damaged tissue and bone. The posts will be placed in healthy root canals providing more natural feeling results.
By utilizing the healthiest tissue a better fitting, more natural result is possible. This often allows Dr. Sowell to avoid extensive bone grafting. Bone grafting is an invasive procedure that is costly and requires many months of recovery prior to receiving dental implants. With All On Fours Dr. Sowell will utilize the healthiest bone and tissue to secure the posts for long lasting and durable dental implants. Once the posts are secured and the tissue has healed your denture, bridge or crown will be securely and permanently attached.
All On Four Vs. Dentures and Dental Bridges
Traditional dentures can become ill-fitting over time, leading to slippage and difficulty with eating and speaking. The placement of a traditional dental bridge will require the neighboring teeth to be reduced to accommodate the restoration. With the use of All on Four, Dr. Sowell can help give patients back their confidence and optimal oral health through a secure, stable smile.
All On Four secures the dental bridge or dentures to the jaw bone using strategically placed implants. Securing the dental appliance to the bone helps to maintain long term bone and jaw structure. Unlike dentures that need special cleaning, All On Four Dental Implants can be cared for like your natural teeth. All On Four implants require normal oral hygiene, including daily brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist office.
If you are suffering from missing teeth or are frustrated by your ill-fitting dentures or bridge, we invite you to contact Dr. Sowell and his oral health team. We welcome new patients and can answer your questions about how to get back a smile you feel good about. Contact our Plano, TX dentist office or schedule an appointment online.