The replacement of missing teeth is important for many reasons, from aesthetics to your daily quality of life. Dr. John Cranham offers patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth or have been struggling with poor fitting dentures a solution for restoring or securing their smile with dental implants.
The All On Four technique uses as few as four strategically placed dental implants that will secure a cosmetic denture for a functional and stable smile. This unique treatment approach can bring back full function without the need for daily maintenance, dietary restriction and garbled speech that often accompany traditional dentures.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
- They are cost effective using few dental implants
- It is a minimally invasive procedure
- Still get to enjoy the benefits of natural looking results
- If cared for properly, they can last a long time
- Reduces the need for bone grafting
- More stable and comfortable than traditional braces
- It’s a quick treatment – you can have a full set of teeth in a single visit
All On Four: About the Process
All On Four is a revolutionary type of dental implant procedure that maximizes the use of available bone and offers patients Immediate Function™. This means that patients who may have previously been denied dental implants as a treatment option due to bone loss in the jaw can enjoy the benefits they offer for long term dental health.
The first phase of your treatment is the most important- treatment planning. Dr. Cranham will use digital impressions and cone beam CAT scans to produce high resolution 3-D imaging for treatment planning. Dr. Cranham works with a local radiologist to carefully read and interpret the scans for the accurate placement of the implanted titanium posts. One of the key features of the All On Four procedure is the use of strategic angling of the posts to take advantage of healthy bone tissue for a secure, lasting placement.
Dr. Cranham uses advanced technology and the highest standard of materials for the best possible outcome. Your new dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with good dental care. On the day of the implantation of the posts, Dr. Cranham will also place a temporary denture. This will enable you to leave our Chesapeake dentist office with a fully functional smile. After the bone and soft tissues have healed, the final restoration will be permanently secured.
All On Four will enable you to enjoy the best possible quality of life and confidence in your smile. No slipping, no discomfort and no maintenance.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Types of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
- Dental Implant for a Single Missing Tooth
Schedule A Consultation
If you have a full set of missing teeth, Dr. Cranham provides consultations for the all on four technique in his Norfolk, VA and Chesapeake, VA area dentist office. He will evaluate your dental health and discuss your goals to determine if the All On Four procedure is right for you. Contact our office at 757-656-4109 or request an appointment online.