Over 35 million women and men in the United States are missing all of the teeth in either their upper or lower jaw. This absence of teeth can cause pain and discomfort. Using a procedure known as All-on-4Ⓡ, Dr. Eugenia Prokopets in Chevy Chase, Maryland, immediately replaces your missing teeth and dentures. Call or make an appointment online today for more information.
Traditional dental implants and the All-on-4 one-day dental implant treatment consist of small titanium screws that fit inside your jawbone, serve as a foundation, and replace tooth roots. Dr. Prokopets attaches a natural looking, feeling, and working prosthetic tooth to your implant.
All-on-4 requires only four precisely placed implants that take advantage of denser areas of bone. Dr. Prokopets positions each screw at an angle, avoiding the nerve canals in your upper and lower jaw. This process differs from traditional implants, which require a separate implant for each crown or bridge.
When you see Dr. Prokopets for All-on-4 dental implants, your consultation begins with a review of your medical and dental history. She takes detailed X-rays to ensure proper implant placement and determine if your case requires bone grafting.
When you return for the procedure, Dr. Prokopets performs any extractions and places your implants. Next, she fits you with temporary, functional teeth. Finally, she explains proper aftercare, including brushing and flossing techniques and what food to avoid.
Dr. Prokopets monitors the healing of your implants, as well as the look, fit, and function of your new teeth. To ensure a proper fit, aesthetically and functionally, Dr. Prokopets performs any necessary adjustments.
Once healing is complete, you come in for a final appointment where she attaches your final set of replacement teeth.
Along with its high success rate, the All-on-4 one-day dental implant procedure virtually eliminates the need for invasive, uncomfortable, bone grafting.
The entire procedure takes approximately two hours to complete and provides you with a fully functioning mouth comprising natural-looking teeth that work effectively and efficiently.
Because the All-on-4 procedure permanently affixes the implant in place, it prevents future jaw bone loss and helps you maintain a youthful facial structure and better oral health.
To get back to smiling, speaking, and eating with renewed confidence, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Eugenia Prokopets in Chevy Chase, Maryland, to find out more about All-on-4 dental implant treatment.