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All-on-4 Specialist

Global Facial Aesthetics

Cosmetic Dentists & Implant Specialist located in River Forest, IL

More than 99% of people who choose All-on-4® for tooth replacement enjoy excellent aesthetics and durability, even years after their original treatment. At Global Facial Aesthetics, skilled cosmetic dentists Gary Alder, DDS, FAGD, DAAPM, and Irene Skirius, DDS, offer All-on-4 because it’s a convenient and cost-effective option for permanent tooth replacement. Learn more about All-on-4 by calling the River Forest, Illinois, office or clicking the online appointment scheduler.

All-on-4 Q&A

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a system that combines dentures and dental implants to replace an entire arch of teeth. With the All-on-4 system, you have four dental implants — metal posts that support replacement teeth — in your bottom or top mouth arch. 

Usually, two implants go in the front part of your arch and the other two position in the molar area. The dental implants hold a permanent denture in place, which gives you a complete arch of teeth. 

What are the advantages of All-on-4?

All-on-4 offers many advantages, including:

Permanency

All-on-4 is a permanent (implant-retained) denture. While ordinary dentures are removable, the All-on-4 dental implants hold full arch dentures in place permanently so you will never need to take them out.

Function

All-on-4 gives you prosthetic teeth that work like regular teeth. You can chew without worry because your implants securely hold all of your replacement teeth in place.  

Appearance

Global Facial Aesthetics produces your All-on-4 replacement teeth in their on-site dental lab using advanced digital imaging and CAD/CAM technology like CEREC. Because your specialists have a 3-D blueprint of your mouth to work with, they can create the most natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing replacement teeth possible. 

Cost

A full mouth of dental implants is more expensive than dentures. All-on-4 gives you an in-between option. It’s still affordable since you only need four implants in each arch. 

Time investment

All-on-4 typically takes only one appointment at Global Facial Aesthetics. You’ll receive local anesthesia, and then you can leave with your new teeth in place. 

All-on-4 could be the right option if you want an easy path to tooth replacement. Global Facial Aesthetics can perform an All-on-4 assessment to determine whether this is a good choice for you. 

What is recovery after the All-on-4 procedure like?

After your All-on-4 procedure, you can expect to feel back-to-normal in only a few days. Be sure to follow your discharge instructions closely. That means eating a soft diet initially as you grow accustomed to your new teeth. 

Anti-inflammatories and external ice packs can minimize any discomfort or pain you may experience.

Overall, recovery is considerably faster than with a full mouth of dental implants.

Are you looking for a way to replace all your teeth permanently? All-on-4 makes it easy. Call Global Facial Aesthetics or click on the online link to book your All-on-4 assessment.