Missing teeth can significantly impact your daily life. They can make it difficult to chew comfortably, speak clearly, and affect your confidence in social situations. At Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, a leading oral surgery practice near Altadena, CA, we offer the innovative All-on-4® (full arch) treatment concept to help you regain a complete smile in a single day.

Meet Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Chan

At Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, exceptional patient care is our top priority. Dr. Christopher Chan, Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, exemplifies this commitment. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, while maintaining active hospital privileges at Huntington Hospital.

His advanced specialty training and affiliations promote the highest standards of patient comfort, safety, and care. Following your procedure, you will receive Dr. Chan’s personal phone number for any questions or concerns. Our friendly and well-trained team will guide you through each step, making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Traditional Dental Implants vs. All-on-4®

Traditional dental implants have long been a successful solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth. They involve surgically placing an artificial tooth root (implant) into the jawbone. This implant serves as a stable foundation for a new, natural-looking replacement tooth.

However, replacing all upper or lower teeth with traditional implants can require multiple surgeries and follow-up appointments over several months. Moreover, patients who have experienced bone loss due to missing teeth may not be ideal candidates for traditional implants without additional bone grafting procedures.

The All-on-4® treatment concept offers a revolutionary alternative.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept: A Same-Day Smile Solution

The All-on-4® treatment concept utilizes strategically placed implants, typically four to six, to support a full, fixed denture for your upper or lower jaw. Unlike traditional implants that replace individual teeth, All-on-4® provides a complete arch of new teeth in a single surgical procedure.

Benefits of All-on-4® Dental Implants

  • Reduced Treatment Time: Experience a complete smile restoration in just one day.
  • Fewer Appointments: Eliminate the need for multiple surgeries and follow-up visits.
  • Suitable for More Patients: All-on-4® can be an option for patients with some bone loss, potentially eliminating the need for bone grafting.
  • Improved Stability and Function: Fixed dentures provide superior stability and function compared to traditional dentures.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Enjoy a natural-looking smile that restores confidence in your appearance.

The All-on-4® Treatment Process

The All-on-4® treatment process for Altadena patients involves a collaborative effort between your restorative dentist and Dr. Chan, our experienced oral surgeon.

  • Consultation: Our team will work with you to determine if All-on-4® is the right solution for your needs. We will discuss your medical history, perform a thorough oral examination, and develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • Preparation: Special surgical guides and temporary teeth are digitally planned to ensure precise implant placement and immediate functionality.
  • Implant Surgery: The surgery is performed under IV sedation or local anesthesia and typically takes about an hour and a half. During the procedure, any remaining teeth in the arch are removed, and the All-on-4® implants are placed.
  • Same-Day Teeth: Within a few hours of surgery, we will attach a set of temporary teeth. These temporary teeth will function normally while your implants integrate with the jawbone over the next few months.
  • Permanent Teeth: After a healing period of typically four to six months, your restorative dentist will replace the temporary teeth with a permanent, custom-made denture securely fixed to the implants.

Restore Your Smile and Confidence with All-on-4® Near Altadena

If you are looking for a long-lasting solution to missing or damaged teeth, All-on-4® dental implants can offer a life-changing experience. Contact Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options for regaining a complete and confident smile. We are conveniently located near Altadena, CA. Call us at (626) 792-3161 to learn more!