Your teeth are much more than just what meets the eye. They help you properly chew your food, they’re involved in your smile and self-esteem, and they help to give a normal contour to the lower part of your face. If you have a great number of broken, loose, missing, discolored or decayed teeth, then you’ve probably considered some sort of restoration work. Here at Southland Dental Care, we specialize in dental implants. We are conveniently located in Sherman Oaks, but our patients come from cities all around to see our skilled and caring dentists and staff. We always extend a warm welcome to new patients.
Regardless of what has stopped you from doing something about your teeth, there is a procedure that you should know about. It’s called the All on 4 dental implant, and it can turn your smile and dental health into something you’ve only dreamed about! Ignoring missing teeth and other dental problems is not a good idea. It can lead to further gum, tooth and bone loss in the future.
Traditional dentures can cause many problems. If you have them now you’re probably already familiar with some of them:
You may also have lost confidence in your smile, your laugh, and even yourself.
The All on 4 dental implant procedure will put an end to all of that. It will restore your mouth to near-natural function along with excellent appearance.
The All on 4 dental implant procedure was developed by a company called Nobel Biocare and has been available for about the past 20 years. It’s a type of denture that is supported by four to six implants that are placed into the bone of the jaw during a brief surgical procedure. The number of implants can vary a bit; not everyone is the same. Your dentist will make the determination as to what is best for you. Some of the implants are placed at a 45 degree angle, making the most use of the available bone, which avoids the need for time-consuming bone grafts. A metal known as titanium is used for the implants. Because of the properties of titanium, the metal will fuse to the bone, somewhat similarly to how a natural tooth root would form to the natural bone.
With All on 4, there is no need for individual implants to support each tooth. An entire upper or lower dental bridge of teeth can be supported by just four to six implants. A custom-made denture is then placed onto these implants, which partially extend into the mouth from the jaw bone. There is a perfect fit, not the uncertain, haphazard fit you often see with even well-made traditional dentures. This denture fits securely and stays put. It’s also very strong. With conscientious care, implants can last the rest of your life.
Well, first we have to determine certain things, such as bone structure and bite alignment. We do this with a special series of x-rays. The dentist will evaluate them. You will receive a thorough dental examination. You will also be asked about your general health. We like our implant patients to be in good general health, with any chronic conditions under adequate control. Smoking may be a concern as well. If you smoke, this would be a good time to quit. Tell the dentist about any chronic diseases that you may have, such as diabetes. Please be honest with us. We need this information in order to care for you properly.
After we complete our evaluation, we will be able to tell you exactly how we can help you restore your mouth. At Southland Dental, we have a 98% success rate with our dental implants. It’s unlikely that you will have a problem, but if you do, know that we stand behind our work. We will do whatever it takes, including repeating the procedure, to correct any problems you may have.
The All on 4 dental implants cost in the Los Angeles area is between $20,000 and $50,000 per arch, depending on individual factors. Average All on 4 dental implants cost is about $28,000. It’s not cheap, but consider first the cost of individual implants. A single implant for a single tooth can cost upwards of $3,000. If you have more than nine or ten teeth on one arch that are bad enough to require implant surgery to fix them, then that right there is more than what All on four dental implants cost.
At Southland Dental, we offer financing and low monthly payments, so don’t let the cost be the factor that stops you. Call us to discuss financing before you decide. Feel free to ask any other questions that you may have. Remember, we are here to serve you.
Dental implants and dental health aren’t just about money. They’re about your self-esteem and self-image, not to mention your overall health, as well. It might even affect your career and personal relationships. Think of it as an investment in yourself.
Take just a moment, right now. Imagine yourself with a beautiful new set of permanent dentures. All on 4 dental implants, that is. Imagine that you brush your teeth just like you once did when you had natural teeth. No more gloppy, gunky denture creams and strange fizzy cleaning concoctions. Picture it! No more shying away in social situations. Open your mouth and laugh out loud, secure that no one can tell that you’re even wearing a dental bridge. Flash a big smile with pure confidence. Eat what you like, knowing that your bridge is strong enough to handle any food. Be able to chew your food properly for better health. Nutrition actually begins in the mouth, not the stomach.
Then, call us here at Southland Dental. We can be reached at (818) 788-8787. A professional, friendly associate will be able to answer all your questions. It’s a good idea to write them down before you call. There’s no obligation, and it’s completely confidential. We look forward to your call.