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.
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. Our La Mesa All-on-4 dental implants involve the use of implants and a fixed full arch denture to replace your missing teeth. The fixed dentures are supported by four to six dental implants made from materials such as a cobalt-chromium frame, monolithic zirconia, porcelain stacked and titanium.
For patients who are missing many teeth, on both the top and bottom, and are looking for All-on-4 dental implants La Mesa dentist, Dr. Richard Feinberg, can place eight implants precisely where they're needed, 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.
To be considered for all-on-4 implants, you will need to:
Patients who are missing multiple teeth may be candidates for all-on-four. The ideal patient has healthy gums and sufficient jaw bone to support the implants. The procedure is not right for everyone. Dr. Feinberg will discuss the pros and cons to help you choose the best dental restoration for your particular needs.
If you are interested in a long-lasting tooth replacement option with little-to-no maintenance, consider all-on-4 dental implants. When you see Dr. Feinberg for your La Mesa all-on-4 procedure, you can rest assured that your implants will be securely placed, easy to clean, and natural in appearance. He will provide you a new smile that makes you proud to be you.
When it comes to tooth replacement, many patients have questions about whether all-on-4 dental implants or dentures are the best choice. After speaking with Dr. Feinberg, many come to realize that all-on-4 is a better option. One issue with traditional dentures is that they can reduce tasting ability since the roof of the mouth may be partially blocked by the prosthesis. That is not an issue with all-on-4 implants. Another advantage is that all-on-4 implants require nothing more than regular brushing and flossing to maintain. Conventional dentures, on the other hand, must be removed, cleaned, and soaked daily. Studies have found that all-on-4 implants fuse to the bone, preventing jaw bone loss in the future. Finally, all-on-4 implants provide a more secure fit, so it is comfortable to bite, chew, and speak confidently. No one will know you have them.
Dr. Feinberg specializes in upper arch replacement, lower arch replacement, and full mouth restoration in La Mesa. During your consultation, he will tell you about the following options depending on where you have missing teeth.
This option is for patients that are missing multiple teeth on the upper arch only.
This option is suitable for patients that are missing a number of teeth on the lower arch only.
He may suggest all-on-4 implants on your upper and lower arches if most of or all your teeth are missing.
All-on-4 dental implants can last up to 20 years as long as the bones remain healthy and the gums are stable. Maintaining good oral health by 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 in 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, All-on-4 dental implants are dentures that are 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.
Our La Mesa All-on-4 dental implants are a new and innovative permanent tooth replacement solution offered by Dr. Feinberg.
Being one of seven highly trained prosthodontists in San Diego with the level of training and skill to perform the highest quality dental implant surgery and full mouth restoration, it’s no wonder that Dr. Feinberg is a top choice when considering dental implants.
The dental implant denture is installed as a permanently placed single device which will endure, with proper care and maintenance, for a decade or longer. Your implant-supported full arch dentures 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. All-on-4 dental implants prevent further loss of bone tissue that can affect facial appearance, making the cheeks look shrunken, and the mouth to appear shorter and collapsed. This makes Dr. Feinberg’s All-on-4 implants an attractive alternative to traditional dentures.
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Not sure what 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.
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.
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, and 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, requiring a new fit after your gums alter over time. Traditional dentures do not protect your bone the way dental implants can.
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.
Used when only one tooth needs to be restored. A fixed bridge relies on the teeth on either side of it. Those teeth require being ground down in order to fit the bridge securely in place. The teeth on both sides support the artificial tooth in between them. It can be made from porcelain or other metal alloys.
“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!”
Depending on the scope of your La Mesa All-on-4 dental implants, 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, as the suction may cause blood clots to break. Do not exercise for at least four days and be aware of sudden movement that can increase bleeding.
Dr. Feinberg is a highly-trained prosthodontist in La Mesa who specializes in replacing teeth and restoring your oral health through dental implants, bridges, cosmetics, crowns, dentures, temporomandibular disorder (TMJ/TMD) treatment, 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 implant procedures.
Have you ever left a dental visit feeling uncertain about your condition and the treatment options that are available to you?
As one of only a few highly-trained prosthodontists in San Diego with the level of training and skill to perform top-notch dental implant surgery, Dr. Feinberg ensures you have an accurate diagnosis and will match you with the ideal dental treatment to restore your smile to optimal health.
With NewTom Go, Dr. Feinberg can obtain high-resolution 3D panoramic images of your mouth for a faster, safer, and more accurate diagnosis than ever before. The 3D scans of your mouth can also provide excellent levels of detail to help our dentists pinpoint exact dental implant placement, or to determine if there is even enough bone. This innovative technology can even show surrounding soft tissue, and nerve pathways, which is very important for implant placement.
NewTom created the world’s first dental CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) unit in 1996. They reimagined dental X-ray imaging with NewTom Go to help doctors visualize dental problems with crystal-clear image quality and ultra-fast scans that take just seconds to perform.
The smart technology minimizes your radiation exposure and ensures a comfortable, painless experience. With an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Feinberg can perform any corrective dental procedure you may need, such as our all-on-4 dental implants, in-house, saving you time and hassle at the dentist. NewTom Go is an essential part of providing you with the highest quality of dental care in La Mesa.
Dr. Feinberg takes your safety seriously. Limiting your exposure to radiation during X-ray imaging is a must. NewTom Go’s SafeBeam™ technology limits your scan to the lowest radiated dose needed to obtain a diagnosis. It automatically adapts to your unique anatomy, controlling both the power and intensity of radiation for improved patient safety.
NewTom Go is self-adaptive. Dr. Feinberg uses this feature to position you for a perfect result quickly. Guided alignment brings the target site in your mouth into focus with exceptional clarity. ApT technology provides detailed panoramic images of your mouth, while aPAN technology allows five layers of panoramic imaging to be captured in a single scan.
NewTom Go is flexible, so it comfortably fits patients of any stature. It ensures stable and painless head positioning, so there is no discomfort while your images are taken. You simply need to stand in place and let NewTom Go do the rest. The procedure is comfortable and is finished before you know it.
NewTom Go rapidly finds the ideal position, so your examination is quick and seamless. The scan time is lightning fast at just three to six seconds. And because Dr. Feinberg is among the 20% of dentists that perform dental implants and all-on-4 dental implants in La Mesa (without having to refer you to a specialist), you can get the prompt care you may need in less time, and replace your missing teeth fast.
Dr. Feinberg can treat all conditions, from minor dental problems to full arch implant supported dentures. Regardless of your dental concern, NewTom Go’s automated technology ensures precise results and consistently clear imaging. That means it provides more accurate and reliable diagnoses than ordinary X-rays.
Dr. Feinberg can read your results and tell you precisely what is going on, so he can treat your dental condition quickly. He'll be able to see your bone level, your nerve paths, and surrounding soft tissue clearly, providing him with all the information needed to safely, and effectively place your implants. The sooner you are treated, the sooner you can get back to doing your normal activities (instead of worrying about your teeth!).
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