All on Four

All on Four

Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA

Tooth loss is much more common than you might realize. In fact, more than 35 million Americans lack all of their upper and/or lower teeth.

An advance in the science of restorative dentistry now provides a solution. Laser Dentistry of Erie can replace a complete dental arch of teeth using the All-On-4 system of dental implants.

What is the All-On-4 system?

All-On-4 implants consist of the following components:

  • Replacement teeth, matched in shape and color to look like your remaining natural teeth
  • Four dental implants, placed strategically in the mouth to support the replacement teeth.

Here is what a patient can expect when Laser Dentistry of Erie installs an All-On-4 system:

  • That morning, our staff will take impressions of your mouth before installing the four implants into the mouth.
  • You can then go home, or wait in the office, while the replacement teeth are made in the laboratory.
  • Next, permanent replacement teeth are placed in the mouth—which often can occur the same day the implants are installed.

The benefits of All-On-4

  • You receive your replacement teeth quickly. With a regular dental implant, you might have to wait at least three months for the healing process to run its course. The healing process typically takes approximately three months, and a diet of soft foods is advised for the first six to eight weeks following the procedure.
  • Any additional bone loss is prevented. This is because the implants are fused into the jawbone, replacing the roots of missing teeth.
  • The facial structure of patients with All-On-4 often looks younger.
  • It is a convenient and cost effective way to permanently replace missing teeth on the same arch, especially compared to having a dental implant to replace each lost tooth.

Installing an All-On-4 system is a complex procedure that requires special additional training in restorative dentistry, as well as oral surgery. The staff at Laser Dentistry of Erie has this training. If you or a member of your family is living with a lost dental arch of teeth, regain your smile and your oral health in a single day. Contact the office by calling (814) 616-3130 to schedule a consultation and learn more about All-On-4 implants, or any of our other restorative treatment options.

Laser Dentistry of Erie serves Erie, PA and the surrounding areas.