Suffering from full mouth tooth loss can impact your life in many ways—from functional concerns to aesthetic embarrassments and even psychological effects. Without properly functioning teeth, diet becomes severely limited, forcing the inconvenient and unsatisfying consumption of mostly soft foods. Without teeth, the jawbone begins to deteriorate as well, changing the shape of the face and making it embarrassing to smile. And the most unseen effect of missing teeth is how those affected suffer mentally, knowing that their incomplete mouth hinders them from interacting with friends and loved ones, often causing isolation. If you or a loved one is suffering from full mouth tooth loss, we encourage you to speak to Dr. Howard Cooke about life-changing All-on-4® dental implants in Dallas, TX.
All-on-4 dental implants are a modern solution for those with full mouth tooth loss, making it possible to restore a complete smile. This teeth replacement option utilizes dental implants and a full arch bridge prosthesis to restore both top and bottom teeth, often in just a single appointment! Like the name suggests, All-on-4 uses as few as four dental implants placed strategically within the jaw to support a bridge of brand-new teeth. Once in place, our patients will be able to experience virtually all the benefits of having healthy, natural teeth again and the return of self-confidence and quality of life.
The All-on-4 procedure is a streamlined treatment that is customized to each individual patient. The process begins with our oral surgeon, Dr. Cooke, capturing detailed 3D images of the mouth, jawbone and remaining teeth to form a treatment plan. During the implant surgery, we use these images to strategically place each implant into areas of the jaw with the most bone density and volume. If none exist, we can perform bone grafting treatments to restore lost bone prior to surgery to help patients qualify. Often, Dr. Cooke will use a dental implant guide when placing implants to direct him to the exact angle, depth and position for proper implant placement, which takes all the guesswork out of the surgery. We also offer advanced anesthesia options, including general anesthesia and IV sedation so patients can practically sleep through the All-on-4 surgery and not experience sensations of pain or discomfort. Once the implants are in place, a temporary set of teeth are attached that look and feel natural. This is worn for several months while the implants heal and your permanent set of teeth are created by a skilled dental lab. Once your finalized teeth are ready, you’ll have them permanently attached so you never need to worry about taking them in or out and can enjoy a virtually 99 percent return to a natural, healthy smile!
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, many patients choose between removable, traditional dentures or fixed, modern All-on-4 dental implants. While dentures are a common solution, they do not provide nearly the same benefits of implants. And while many people are worried about the cost of dental implants, over a lifetime of constant denture repairs, realignment and fittings, the final cost adds up to be comparable to fixed full mouth solutions but without all the added perks. Below is a comparison chart between dentures and All-on-4 dental implants to better help you visualize the differences.
With All-on-4 dental implants and our oral surgeon’s skill and experience, you or your loved one can benefit from a lifetime of happy smiles, delicious meals, and confident interactions with others. Dr. Cooke has been in practice for over 20 years and places implants on a virtually daily basis. This gives us the advantage when it comes to successful results and the long-term health of your smile. We also offer the most advanced and soothing anesthesia options administered by trained and certified professionals who will monitor your health throughout the entire procedure. Our team is dedicated to you and your health first and foremost, making ourselves available to you before, during and after your dental care. When you’re looking for the best tooth replacement solution, why not choose the leading implant practice and oral surgeon in the Dallas, TX area?