All-on-4 Dental Implants In La Mesa

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When all of your teeth are missing or in poor condition, it may be necessary to get All-on-4 dental implants.

Also known as full arch replacement, this procedure restores your smile to a natural appearance. When electing to receive All-on-4 dental implants, it is essential to find the best prosthodontist in your area. Dr. Richard Feinberg has over three decades of experience providing top quality full arch replacements in La Mesa making him one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentists in the region.

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Before the development of dental implants, people with missing or severely decayed teeth relied on dentures.

With technological advances, you can now enjoy a permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution for your missing teeth. The All-on-4 dental implants involve the use of implants and a fixed bridge to replace your missing teeth. The bridges are supported by four to six dental implants made from materials such as a cobalt-chromium frame, monolithic zirconia, porcelain stacked and titanium.

The beauty of the All-on-4 dental implants La Mesa procedure is you only need eight precisely placed implants, four on the top of your mouth and four on the bottom, to fix your teeth issues and restore your full smile. A titanium implant fuses to your bone and becomes part of your jawbone. The bone fusion helps prevent future bone loss in the jaw, gives you a more youthful facial structure and a more attractive appearance.

The beauty of the All-on-4 dental implants La Mesa procedure is you only need eight precisely placed implants, four on the top of your mouth and four on the bottom, to fix your teeth issues and restore your full smile. A titanium implant fuses to your bone and becomes part of your jawbone. The bone fusion helps prevent future bone loss in the jaw, gives you a more youthful facial structure and a more attractive appearance.

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All-on-4 FAQs

All-on-4 dental implants can last up to 20 years as long as the bones remain healthy and the gums are stable. Maintaining a good oral health such as brushing and flossing every day is important to keep the implants strong and healthy.

You need to treat your dental implants the same as your natural teeth by brushing and flossing every day. Dental implants are the same as your natural teeth in that they can get infected and bacteria can build-up just the same. There are different dental instruments available that allows you access the hard-to-reach areas and remove plaque in spaces between your implanted teeth.

You may feel minor discomfort after your procedure. Pain medication can be prescribed to reduce inflammation and swelling. The discomfort is minimal and goes away after a couple of days. Most people resume normal activities shortly after their procedure.

The average cost of an All-on-4 dental implants La Mesa varies based on what you will need to get done. There are many factors involved in the final cost, including the materials used for the procedure, how many implants are required, and the technology used by your dentist.

No, an All-on-4 dental implant is a denture that is supported and fixed on by four or more implants that are embedded in the bone. It stays firmly inside your mouth for the rest of your life. Only Dr. Feinberg can remove it for cleaning and examination.

All-on-4 Procedure

The La Mesa All-on-4 dental implants is a new and innovative permanent tooth replacement solution offered by Dr. Feinberg.

The dental implant bridge is installed as a permanently placed single device which will endure, with proper care and maintenance, for a decade or longer. Your implant-supported bridge will be strong, reliable, durable, and natural-looking. Dr. Feinberg uses Prettau® Zirconia, one of the strongest materials in dentistry, that offers comfort, durability, aesthetically pleasing and will not crack, chip, stain or attract plaque.

Following your full arch replacement, your new teeth will be almost impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth. You will be able to eat and perform everyday activities without worrying about your teeth. A La Mesa All-on-4 dental implants prevents further loss of bone tissue that can affect facial appearance. This makes Dr. Feinberg’s All-on-4 implants an attractive alternative to traditional dentures.

Five Weapons for your bathroom

To keep your teeth healthy and strong, you will need these five weapons in your bathroom arsenal.

  • Toothbrush: look for special brushes (like gentle interdental brushes or angled brush heads) that is an extra soft bristle brush to avoid damage to your teeth. Make sure to brush twice a day or after every meal.
  • Interdental brush/proxabrush: this type of brush can be useful in cleaning areas that are hard to access. Use only in areas where it can be inserted fairly easily or you’ll risk your gums to recede around your implants if you push it into tight spaces.
  • Floss: Choose a floss designed for dental implants. Unwaxed floss is good. Check with your dentist to see what is best for you. But flossing daily is an important tool in the fight against gum disease and maintaining good oral health.
  • Oral irrigator/water pick: It should be used twice a day to help irrigate in and around your teeth and implants. Can help against bleeding gums, inflammation and gingivitis.
  • Mouthwash: Choose an antimicrobial rinse to use twice a day to kill bacteria in your mouth and reduce gum inflammation. Mouthwash is very useful, especially to access those hard-to-reach areas in your mouth.

Not sure why type of implant is right for you? Dr. Feinberg is a La Mesa dental implant specialists who will help determine what is best for you and your specific needs. Learning about your options will help you decide what is best for your unique situation.

Full arch implant alternatives

Removable partial denture

A removable dental device that is held in place by adjacent teeth or clasps around existing teeth. It usually clips around the existing teeth or sticks to the gum. Partial dentures can be made from nylon or acrylic. You remove it at night for cleaning and to recover overnight.

Removable complete denture

The denture rests on the area that held your natural teeth. It is supported by the gums. These types of dentures can be bulky and uncomfortable affecting how you can chew food limiting your choice of foods. They can move around in your mouth while you talk to someone, when you smile and when you eat. On average, dentures can last several years require a new fit after your gums alter over time.

Resin-bonded bridge

These types of support are usually suitable when replacing front teeth where you bite and chew less. A resin-bonded bridge has wings that are attached to a tooth being replaced. It is made from metal alloy or all-ceramic material. Resin-bonded bridge can work better than removable dentures but weaker than a fixed bridge.

Tooth-supported fixed bridge

Used when only one tooth needs to be restored. A fixed bridge relies on the tooth on either side to be replaced being grounded down to fit the bridge securely in place. So, the teeth on both sides support the artificial tooth in between them. It can be made from porcelain or other metal alloys.

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“I went to Dr. Feinberg for dental implants because I was embarrassed about my two missing teeth. I was always trying to hold back laughter and refrain from smiling. I now have the best dental implants and I can laugh and smile again. You can’t even tell I have them!”

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All-On-4 dental implants recovery

Depending on the scope of your All-on-4 dental implants La Mesa procedure, you will need to be extra gentle when you brush your teeth for a while.

You may have to eat soft food for a few days, maybe up to six weeks. Consider smoothies (fruits and vegetables) and protein shakes as well as pureed foods as alternatives while you recover. It is best to avoid alcohol, very hot foods and hot beverages like coffee and tea. Do not use a straw to drink until the healing process has been completed. Do not exercise for at least four days and be aware of sudden movement that can increase bleeding.

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Dr. Feinberg is a highly-trained prosthodontist who specializes in replacing teeth and restoring your oral health through dental implants, bridges, cosmetics, crowns, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD) and more.

He is an advanced implant dentist who has been AIC certified by the Advanced Dental Implant Research & Education Center to perform in-office dental implant procedures. As a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. Feinberg stays on top of the latest research in dental implants and incorporates these state-of-the-art techniques to ensure successful outcomes for his All-on-4 dental implants La Mesa customized procedures.

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Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

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