all-on-4 dental implants chula vista

Leading Implant Dentist
Chula Vista, California

What Is All-On-4?

The term ‘ALL-ON-4’ refers to the replacement of ALL teeth ON FOUR dental implants, which support them. It is a modern technique where the back implants are tilted 45º to provide the required support for total rehabilitation.

The tilting of the back of implants helps overcome bone deficiencies often found in the front of the jaw and most often avoids the need for bone grafting.

Why Consider All-On-4?

Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. While these are all serious issues, the most devastating is bone loss?

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and become brittle. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

Benefits of All-On-4

All-On-4 offers many benefits. One of the most impactful is it’s ability to maintain your jawbone and facial appearance because it is supported by dental implants that act like the root of a tooth.

All-On-4 requires just 4 implants to replace a full set of top or bottom teeth. It is done by tilting the implants placed at the back of the jaw. By placing the implants at an angle, we are able to avoid thin or low-density areas. This not only means that we can avoid the need for bone grafting, but we can rely on these areas to support a prosthesis fitted within days of the surgery.

And since less implants are used by comparison to older methods, we can achieve better, more predictable results and do it at a much lower cost.

Patients who would otherwise not qualify for dental implant treatment because of low jawbone density can now be good candidates for treatment.

And because the prosthetic is made of material impervious to cavities and staining, patients enjoy simpler long-term maintenance and uncomplicated cleaning.

The “All-On-4” Process

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CONSULTATION

Meet the Doctor for a dental exam and imaging to determine your eligibility and plan your best outcome.

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DESIGN

Our dental lab builds your ideal smile based on your preference for teeth color, size, shade, material and bite.

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SURGERY

Same day surgery. You'll wake up from the procedure with your brand new smile and "healing" set of teeth all within ONE Day!

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FOLLOW-UP

After a short time to heal, you'll return to the office to replace your "healing" teeth with your final set of permanents.

How “All-On-4” Works

With the “All-On-4” treatment you are never without teeth. You show up the day of your procedure with your missing or failing teeth. You’re sedated, you receive treatment, and you wake up a few hours later with a brand new smile.

Included with your “All-On-4” procedure, are two sets of teeth: your healing set and your permanent set.

After your implants are placed, you will be fitted and sent home with your healing set of teeth. These are what you’ll have while your body is healing from surgery and the implants properly fuse with your jawbone.

Your Healing Teeth

Your healing teeth are nearly indistinguishable from your permanent set, but they are made to accommodate a soft food diet and are designed to break if you bite or chew on something hard enough to damage your implants. This is a safety feature much like a car is designed to crumple to protect its passengers.

Your Permanent Teeth

After your implants have successfully integrated with your jawbone, the doctor will schedule you for placement of your permanent teeth. This is a painless procedure that typically takes 30 minutes to place.

​Your permanent teeth are customized for your ideal color, shape, length and bite. They are impervious to cavities, won’t stain, and do not require flossing. And with proper care, will typically outlast your lifetime.

Real Benefits

Treatment Benefits

  • Replaces entire set of upper or lower teeth
  • One procedure completed in the same day
  • Avoid bone graft surgery
  • Maintains jawbone and your youthful appearance
  • Restores your natural smile
  • Restores 90% of your natural bite force (eat what you want)
  • Simple maintenance
  • Immediately eradicate gum disease and gingivitis
  • Immediately eradicate cavities and bad breath caused by gum disease
  • Permanent, long term solution
  • Affordable financing options

Frequently Asked Questions

When you come in for your first appointment, you will fill out paperwork so we can get to know you better. Next you will meet a dental assistant for x-rays and 3D imaging from our CT Scanner. An examination is then completed by the dentist. You will receive a treatment plan for any dental treatment you may need or want. You will check out with the receptionist and make your next appointment.

In our experience, most people can safely receive dental implants. Even age is not necessarily a factor when determining dental implant placement. Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, dental implants may be the best choice for you. Plus, at My Smile San Diego Dental Center, our doctors are experienced in treating patients with complex cases that may even have been turned away by others. The best way to find out if you’re a candidate is to visit us for a free consultation.

Our doctors do everything they can to make you as comfortable as possible. Depending on the procedure, you can elect to have local anesthesia or sedation. Many of our patients opt for sedation so they don’t feel anything during the procedure. Afterward, most of our patients reported that they experienced far less pain than anticipated.

Dental sedation varies depending on the patient and their medical history. We will go over all your options when you come in for your free consultation.

No. After the procedure, you will leave our office with temporary teeth or denture that allows you to eat and enjoy your everyday life. You will return to our office some time later where we'll replace your temporary teeth with your new, permanent teeth or denture.

Recovery time differs for every patient but many patients say they don’t experience significant discomfort and don’t even need pain medication after the procedure.

Thanks to precise technology and our all-inclusive centers, the cost of dental implants is much less than it was even a few years ago. However, many of our patients still need financing options to help pay for the procedure. That’s why we work closely with leading healthcare financing companies to provide payment plans for our patients who qualify. During your consultation, we will help figure out a financing strategy that fits your budget. Together, we’ll explore every option available.

We accept many dental insurance plans and will file claims on your behalf, saving you the time and hassle. Our knowledgeable benefit coordinators can help you maximize your dental benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket cost. We will tell you upfront what your insurance plan will pay for and offer options for taking care of any remaining balance.

We offer many financing options to make quality dental care a reality for thousands every year.

  • We accept most Indemnity Insurance*
  • We accept most major credit cards: MASTER CARD, VISA, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS
  • CASH AND PERSONAL CHECKS accepted
  • We offer 24 Month-NO INTEREST financing with Lending Club and Care Credit on approved credit.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

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My Smile San Diego Dental Center