All-on-4 Dental Implants 

in Jacksonville, Lake City, and Fernandina Beach

What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

First Coast OMS is offering All-On-4® dental implants. Biting into food like an apple, steak, or corn-on-the-cob are completely possible and effortless. The All-On-4® is a screw-retained device, supported on as few as 4 dental implants, and replaces an entire arch of teeth. It is the most functional choice and performs like your natural teeth. It is a permanent solution without covering the roof of your mouth, and gives you up to 95% of your chewing ability, compared to traditional dentures.

Why choose All-On-4 Dental Implants

If you are currently struggling with your dentures, or are missing teeth, the All-On-4® is for you! It is an excellent procedure for patients who have a complete denture or are missing most or all of their teeth. It is unfortunate, but losing teeth are a common happening among adults. In the United States alone, there are 25 million people missing all of their upper and or their lower teeth. Because of dental implant technology, there is no need for the discomfort and hassle that comes with dentures. Instead, opt for All-On-4® dental implant restoration. With the use of just four implants, all of your teeth on either the top or bottom of your mouth can be replaced. It will be fixed into place, feels and function like natural teeth.

 

Here are a few other benefits:

• Can be done in as little as one day
• Replaces All Teeth
• Feels & Functions like Natural teeth
• Fixed into placed
• Eat the food you desire
• Preserves jawbone
• Long-term solution that is the best value

The great thing about All-On-4® dental implants is that you don’t need to place an implant for every single tooth that you are missing. At First Coast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,  for All-On-Four® implants, you'll receive four perfectly placed implants for your top arch and four implants on your bottom arch. Between the 8 implants in the whole mouth, your smile will be completely restored. 

 

Why select Dental Implants over more traditional types of restorations?

There are several reasons: A dental bridge can sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge the space of the missing tooth/teeth. In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Want to learn more? Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

Permanent Solution

Improved Chewing & Speaking

Natural Function & Look

Improved Facial Appearance

Prevention of Bone Loss

No Special Care Required

Very sturdy and secure

No Diet restrictions

Can Be Changed & Updated

PAYMENT OPTIONS

For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients.  Payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 904-565-1505. Many times, a simple telephone call can clear up any misunderstandings.

INSURANCE

At First Coast OMS we make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and here to assist you. They can be reached by phone at 904-565-1505.

Both of our offices accept most PPO Dental Plans.

Do you still have questions? Schedule an Implant Consultation Today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Implants

How Many Implants Do I Need?


Most frequently, one implant per missing tooth is placed. Because many of the larger teeth in the back of your jaws have two or three roots, the most common approach is to replace missing back teeth with larger implants.




What will I use for teeth while the Implants heal?


Many options are available, and they are tailored to your specific requirements. If you need a replacement tooth while the implants are healing, temporary removable teeth or a temporary bridge can be made. If all of your teeth are missing, we can usually modify your present complete denture or make you a new temporary denture. If you would prefer non-removable teeth during the healing phase, temporary transitional implants usually can be placed along with the permanent implants, and temporary teeth may be made and inserted the same day. Depending on your particular situation, some implants can be placed and “loaded” immediately. This means a temporary or permanent replacement tooth can be placed on, or shortly after, the day the implant is placed.




What are the potential problems with Implants?


Although it is natural to be concerned about the pain that may be caused by these procedures, most patients do not experience severe or significant post-operative pain. Pain medication and antibiotics will be prescribed for you to make your recovery as easy as possible. Occasionally, some people develop post-operative infections that require additional antibiotic treatment. Even though great care is taken to place the implant precisely, occasionally adjacent teeth are injured in the placement process. In addition, there is a chance that the nerve in the lower jaw, which provides sensation to your lower lip and chin, may be affected. If you are missing quite a lot of bone, it might be difficult to place an implant without infringing on the nerve space. Although we take great care to avoid this nerve, occasionally it is irritated during the procedure, resulting in tingling, numbness or a complete lack of sensation in your lip, chin or tongue. Usually these altered sensations will resolve within time, but they can be permanent and/or painful. If you notify us of post-operative numbness as soon as possible, it will allow us to manage your care in the most appropriate way.




How long will Implants last?


Implants usually last a long time. When patients are missing all of their teeth, long-term studies (more than 30 years) show an 80 to 90 percent success rate. For patients missing one or several teeth, recent studies show a success rate of greater than 95 percent, which compares favorably with other areas in the body that receive implant replacement (such as hips or knees). However, if one of your dental implants either doesn’t heal properly or loosens after a period of time, you may need to have it removed. After the site heals (or on occasion at the time of removal), another implant usually can be placed.




When are the replacement teeth attached to the Implant?


The replacement teeth are usually attached to the implant when adequate healing has occurred and your jawbone is firmly fused to the implant. Depending on a variety of factors, it may be possible to begin this phase of your treatment immediately or shortly after implant placement. We will review the most appropriate treatment sequence and timing for your particular situation. The dental work required to complete your treatment is complex. Most of the work involves actually making the new teeth before they are placed. Your appointments are considered more comfortable and more pleasant than previous methods of tooth replacement. Frequently, this process can be performed without local anesthesia. Your restorative treatment begins with specialized impressions that allow us to produce a replica of your mouth and implants. We will also make “bite” records so that we see the relationship of your upper and lower jaws. With this information, we will make the abutments (support posts) that attach your replacement teeth to your implants. Various types of abutments exist. Frequently, we can use “off the shelf” abutments. Other times, custom abutments must be made of gold or a tooth-colored ceramic material. As you can imagine, these custom made abutments add to the cost and treatment time involved. Which abutment to use is a decision that often cannot be made until after healing is complete and impressions have been made.




How do I clean my Implants?


As with natural teeth, it is important that you clean implant-supported restorations regularly with toothbrushes, floss and any other recommended aids. You should also visit your dentist several times each year for hygiene and maintenance. As with regular dentures and other tooth replacements, your implants and their associated components are subject to wear and tear and eventually will need repair, including clip replacement, relines, screw tightening, and other adjustments.




Will one Doctor do the entire Implant procedure?


Usually, a dental surgeon places the implant(s) and performs other necessary surgical procedures – your general dentist provides the temporary and permanent replacement teeth. Both doctors are involved in planning your dental treatment. Also, depending upon a variety of factors, different dental specialists may help with your dental care.




How much do Implants c ost?


Before treatment begins, every effort will be made to give you an accurate estimate of all the expenses involved in placing the implants and making your replacement teeth. In many cases, there is an initial charge for the diagnostic work-up, including study models, x-rays, and the fabrication of a surgical template to ensure the best possible result. In addition you will be charged for the abutment or support post(s), plus the crown, dentures, or anything else that will be placed over the implants, including temporary restorations. Periodic maintenance such as hygiene visits, tissue conditioners, denture relines and other repairs will also incur additional charges. When different doctors are involved in your treatment, you will be charged separately for their services. We will try to assist you in estimating what your actual payments will be after we evaluate your insurance coverage or other third party payments. Also, you should consider your personal financial investment in each treatment option as some insurance companies provide limited or no coverage. Each patient is unique, and it is not possible for us to discuss every option and every contingency for treatment outcome. This booklet is intended to help you understand the general treatment options available to you. If your specific treatment options are not clear, please contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about your dental care.




Why select Dental Implants over more traditional types of restorations?


There are several reasons: A dental bridge can sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge the space of the missing tooth/teeth. In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.





 
FIRST COAST ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY 

 

Jacksonville Oral Surgeons, Dr. Andrew L. Skigen and Dr. Anthony Massaro, manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. For more information about the oral and maxillofacial surgery services we provide, or to schedule a consultation, click the button below! You can also call our Jacksonville, FL office to talk to a team member!

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