Dr. Kelly Halverson DDS FAGD
Biological Dentist & Dentist located in Richardson, TX
When it comes to replacing your natural teeth, dental implants are the gold standard, and All-on-4® dental implants are the most convenient way to restore your smile. Kelly Halverson DDS FAGD is a general and biological dentist in Richardson, Texas, who specializes in the latest dental technologies and treatments, like All-on-4 implants. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional dentures, call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn about this outstanding tooth replacement option.
All on 4 Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial teeth that replace one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Unlike removable dentures, implants become a permanent fixture in your mouth, and they function just like your natural teeth. The beauty of dental implants is that they bond with your natural jawbone and provide a solid base for a crown — the artificial tooth.
Dr. Halverson attaches an implant to your jawbone with four small medical-grade titanium posts that function as the artificial roots of the teeth. Implants look, feel, and work like your natural teeth, so you can eat, chew, and talk without worry.
What are All-on-4® dental implants?
All-on-4 dental implants are a revolutionary alternative to traditional dentures, which require adhesives and don’t always fit properly. All-on-4 implants use just four titanium posts to anchor an entire upper or lower set of teeth. All-on-4 dental implants can provide you with a fully functioning set of teeth in only one procedure.
Instead of having a metal post for each missing tooth, as with traditional dental implants, All-on-4 implants require Dr. Halverson to place just four titanium screws into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. Once affixed to your bone, these posts act as anchors for your permanent set of upper or lower teeth.
All-on-4 implants are an excellent option when you need to replace most of your upper or lower teeth, as long as your jawbone and mouth are in good overall health.
What are the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants?
There are many benefits to the All-on-4 dental implant system, including:
- There’s no need for a bone grafting procedure
- They are a permanent, cost-effective solution to missing teeth
- You only need four posts in your jawbone for a full set of teeth
- They help retain the natural shape of your face
- They restore your smile and give you more confidence
- You get immediate results with just one procedure
- They protect your healthy jawbone
- They look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- They prevent future cavities since cavities can’t form in implants
Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of dental implants is that they improve your overall health. Since oral health is closely linked to heart health, removing infected or decayed teeth and replacing them with implants can help prevent gum disease and keep your heart healthy. And, All-on-4 implants allow you to eat healthy foods like nuts and raw vegetables without concern, so you can radically improve your diet with implants.
Call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking system to find out if dental implants are right for you.