Newport Center Smile Design
K. Douglas Barker, D.M.D.
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA
If you’re looking for a healthier and more comfortable alternative to traditional dentures, then All-on-4® dental implants are for you. At Newport Center Smile Design in Newport Beach, California, K. Douglas Barker, DMD, can provide you with All-on-4 dental implants to make your dentures feel more secure and look even better. To get started, schedule a consultation with Dr. Barker by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are tiny metal posts embedded in your jawbone. They’re made from materials that integrate with your bone tissue, which enables them to fuse with your jawbone as you heal from the procedure.
Once they’ve fused, your dental implants function just like artificial tooth roots, providing your jawbone with healthy stimulation and serving as a foundation for a restoration.
Newport Center Smile Design uses implants from Neodent®, a Straumann Group Brand, which makes the most trusted and reliable dental implants available today.
What are All-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 dental implants are a type of implant-supported denture that replaces all of the teeth in one of your dental arches using only four implants. Instead of having to use one implant for every tooth, Dr. Barker strategically places these four implants to securely hold your dentures.
What are the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 dental implants offer benefits, including:
- Enhanced appearance
- Improved oral health
- Easier to chew food
- Better speech
Compared to other restorations, like traditional dentures, All-on-4 dental implants provide many advantages. Because they’re attached to your mouth with dental implants, unlike the suction or adhesive mechanisms used in traditional dentures, All-on-4 implants are more stable and secure.
Because they’re connected directly to your jawbone, your All-on-4 dental implants provide the bone tissue in your jaw with healthy stimulation. Traditional dentures sit on top of your gums and therefore don’t properly stimulate your bone tissue. This can lead to bone loss and a changing appearance in your facial features, which All-on-4 dental implants help to prevent.
Are All-on-4 dental implants right for me?
You need to have healthy gums and a sufficient amount of bone tissue in your jaw for dental implants to succeed.
When you come in for your All-on-4 consultation, Dr. Barker inspects your mouth with a DigitalDoc© intraoral camera and takes a scan with an iTero Element® digital scanner to ensure that your mouth is suited for implants.
To learn more about how All-on-4 dental implants can improve your smile, schedule a visit with Newport Center Smile Design today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.