All On 4 Dental Implants in Sunnyvale, CA

Restore your smile with All on 4 dental implants

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Replacing missing teeth with All-on-4 dental implants.

All-on-four dental implants are individual implants that are used to support entire dentures, rather than just a few teeth. These implants have the potential to permanently replace a full set of teeth. All-on-four dental implants can be used for both upper and lower teeth and jawbone replacements with only four implants on each side.

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DISCLAIMER: We DO NOT provide traditional metal braces.
DISCLAIMER: We DO NOT provide traditional metal braces.

What are All-on-4 dental implants?

The All-on-4 system uses 4 individual implants to support a full denture. It is a fast and efficient way to get permanent dentures. The implants are placed in areas that have the strongest and densest bone, which means you don't have to worry about grafting bone into your jaw before receiving the treatment. This makes the entire process quicker and less invasive.

Who needs All-on-four dental implants?

You might need implants if you loose teeth due to:

  • Cavities
  • Root fracture
  • Gum disease

All-on-four implants could also help when teeth are damaged beyond repair:

  • Chipped teeth with a severe damage
  • Infection due to a periodontal disease
  • Dentures that don’t fit
  • Jawbone deterioration

What are the benefits of All-on-four dental implant surgery?

  • Prevents bone deterioration
  • Mirrors the color of your natural teeth
  • Restore bite force
  • No more cavities
  • Easy to maintain
  • Adjacent teeth are supported

Traditional implants vs. All-on-4 implants?

As mentioned, the main difference between the All-on-4 dental implant option and traditional dental implants is the fact that patients can receive an entire arch of new teeth with as few as 4 dental implants, as opposed to traditional implants which need 1 dental implant per 1-3 teeth.

What to expect during your first visit?

The first step to a beautiful smile is a consultation with our implant specialist. We will discuss your oral health condition, insurance benefits and treatment options.

During your next visit, our specialist will create a surgical guide using computer imaging software that ensures accurate placement of the abutment posts for optimal function of your new teeth. After the surgical guide is prepared an implant treatment takes place where the abutments are inserted into the holes and secured in place. Don't worry, you will feel no pain!

Pain-free

At Trident, implant surgeries are completely pain-free and stress-free. Enjoy hotel-style treatment with hot towels, massage chair, Netflix and a soothing beach décor.

Specialists

We are proud to have Dr.Kim among our team of experts. Dr. Kim is an implant specialist, with a feat of having successfully conducted more than 500 implant procedures.

Affordable

Worried about your dental payment? We will gladly help you with your insurance and financial arrangements, so you don’t have to worry about unexpected bills.

Let's not forget

We provide the most hygienic and sterile environment by enforcing preventative measures.

Book an appointment with the best All-on-4 implants specialists in Sunnyvale, CA

If you are looking for the best dental specialists in Sunnyvale, CA for your all on 4 implants, look no further. Our friendly staff and experienced doctors will make your time with us both enjoyable and efficient.

From booking to post dental implant care, a top implant dentist in Sunnyvale will assist you during the whole process.

Step 1 

Booking

If you're not sure whether you would be a good candidate for All on 4 implants, zero worries. All you need to do is book a consultation for a check-up and we will take care of the rest.

Step 2

Consultation

Your dentist will perform x-rays, personalize a treatment plan just for you and discuss your insurance and payment options so you don’t have to worry about any unexpected fees.

Step 3

Treatment

Implant surgeries are quick and painless. Your new All on 4 implants will mirror the color of your natural teeth and won't require any special treatment outside of brushing andflossing.

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Visit Trident Smiles Dental in Sunnyvale, CA

Our offices are conveniently located in Sunnyvale, CA, just a short drive from most parts of town. We have a flexible schedule that works with your busy life. If you want to get started as soon as possible, contact us today!

Trident Smiles Dental

Address: 681 Tasman Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9AM - 6PM

Phone: (408) 505-1777

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FAQs

How long do all on four implants last?

With proper care, they can last a lifetime.

Proper care means:

  • Regular check-ups with a dentist
  • Good oral hygiene practices including brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash
  • Not smoking
How many teeth are in all-on-4?

All-on-4 is a full-arch, made up of 12 front teeth and 12 back teeth, which means you get 24 replacement teeth on each side.

Do all-on-4 dental implants look natural?

All-on-4 dental implants are as natural-looking as your own teeth.

How do you clean under all-on-4?

You can clean your all-on-4 using a soft bristle brush. Brush after every meal, and floss at least once per day. Rinse with salt water or an alcohol-free mouthwash after brushing and flossing.

Are all on four dental implants comfortable?

It can be worrying to have many implants fitted at once, but the all-on-four dental implants technique has been tried and tested for years. The procedure is fine, and you should feel no discomfort. In fact, many patients say they experience less pain with all-on-four than with traditional dental implants.

How long does pain last after all on 4 implants?

Most people can control their symptoms with over-the-counter painkillers. The amount of discomfort you experience is dependent on the amount of bone grafting you may have needed.

What to expect after all-on-four surgery?

Some people feel better almost immediately after the procedure while others take time to recover. The first few days after surgery, you will likely be very swollen and sore. After about a week, however, you should begin experiencing less swelling and fewer symptoms overall, which means you'll be able to eat more solid foods and get back into your normal routine relatively quickly.

What are the problems with all on 4 dental implants?

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or any other condition that causes your immune system to be compromised, then you may not be able to get this procedure done. Additionally, if you smoke, you will want to find another solution because the nicotine in cigarettes can cause your implants to fail.

There is a chance that your jawbone will not support the implants properly. This is because the bone is not strong enough to hold up under the weight of these new teeth.

Are all on 4 dental implants removable?

If you're looking into getting All on 4 dental implants, you may have heard that implant dentures are removable. While there are removable options out there, they're not always the best choice. And some All on 4 options aren't removable at all, which can be a good thing! We're here to help you understand what you’re All on 4 options are, so you can make an informed decision about your dental future.

Are All-on-4 dental implants permanent?

Yes! All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They're made of titanium, which is one of the strongest materials available in dentistry.

What are the stages of All-on-4 dental implants?

If you are a candidate, here's what you can expect during the treatment process:

1. Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth and send them to a dental laboratory that creates the implant posts.

2. They will surgically place the four implant posts into your jawbone.

3. In approximately 3 months, they will attach an abutment to the implant post, which connects it to the crown (also called a prosthesis).

4. The crowns are attached to your implants.

Can you eat anything with All-on-4 dental implants?

After your All-on-4 procedure, you can eat anything with your new implants—though it may take some time for your teeth to adapt.

All-on-4 vs. All-on-2 dental implants?

Both types of implants are designed to provide a long-term solution for missing teeth. With All-on-4, four implants are placed in your jawbone, and they will support a full set of replacement teeth. With All-on-2, two dental implants are placed in your jawbone; these support two prosthetic archways that hold your teeth in place.

Both the All-on-4 and All-on-2 dental implant systems are meant to give patients the ability to eat and speak without worrying about denture slippage.

Trident Smiles Dental only offers All-on-4 dental implants.

Fun facts about Dental Implants :)
  • Dental implants and spaceships have something in common. They’re both made from titanium. That’s right, the implant in your mouth will be as strong as the rockets that head to Mars and beyond.
  • In 2000 BCE ancient China, missing teeth were replaced with bamboo. The Mayans, in 600 AD, used a hammer and seashells as rudimentary dental implants.
  • During the early days of dental implants, between 1500 to 1800, a patient who wanted to replace a missing tooth bought loose teeth from the poor or took them from cadavers.
  • While experiments with dental implants were going on in the 1930s and 1950s, real progress didn’t happen until about 1965. That’s when titanium was first used.
  • Unlike dentures that must be replaced every decade or so, dental implants can potentially last the rest of your life.

Instructions

Pre-op instructions

It is CRITICAL to follow all the instructions to prepare for surgery. Your procedure WILL NOT be carried out, if these precautions are not followed. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone surgery if any of the instructions are not followed. If you have any questions, please call or text (408) 505-1777. Notify our practice of any changes to your health before your procedure.

Activity

  • Get full night’s sleep before and after the treatment. The human body recovers the most when at rest. Most of the "repairs" are done while a person is asleep, so make sure you get a lot of sleep to make the recovery from the procedure as smooth as possible.

Diet

  • Avoid anything to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Consumption of alcohol must be avoided, 24 hours prior to the surgery.
  • If you use tobacco or marijuana products, please refrain from using it at the day of the procedure and be prepared to stop for a period afterwards. It is advisable to use anti-smoking aids (Ex. Lozenge, Patch, Anti-smoking pills)

Medication

  • If you are taking any medication, please inform your dentist immediately. If you take prescription medication, take them at your normal times unless otherwise directed by your physician or dentist. DO NOT stop taking any prescription medication unless directed by your physician and dentist.

Oral hygiene

  • Please brush your teeth and rinse thoroughly before surgery.

Driver/Caretaker

  • Your driver/caretaker MUST be present at the time of sedation and must be able to stay with you during the procedure, take you back home and stay with you. We will discuss the post-operative instructions with you and your driver/caretaker prior to sedation process.

Clothing

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for the procedure. Your clothes may stain during the procedure so dress accordingly. Wear Flat-soled shoes that support your ankle.
  • Do not wear cosmetics around the mouth, as they may be inadvertently transferred in the surgical area during the procedure. Prior to surgery, your nose, cheeks, lips, and chin will be disinfected.

Time

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Time is set aside specifically to place your procedure. We have reserved enough time to ensure that the operation proceeds smoothly so that the outcome will be successful. If you feel you will have any problem keeping your appointment, please give us as much notice as possible so that we might utilize your time for another patient.

Alcohol

  • Consumption of alcohol must be avoided, 24 hours prior to the surgery.
Post-op instructions

These instructions are intended to minimize DISCOMFORT and promote HEALING. If you experience any unusual problems or have any questions, please call or text (669) 260-5834.

For the remainder of the day

  • Do not spit. Use a tissue to wipe your mouth as needed or swallow your saliva.
  • Do not drink through a straw. Drink straight from the cup.
  • Keep fingers and tongue away from the surgical area.
  • Keep 600 mg of Ibuprofen accessible and consume them as the pain medication wears off.
  • Spitting, the use of a straw, smoking, and poking the surgical area can dislodge the blood clot that is forming and will cause bleeding from the area. Also, smoking can increase the chances of an infection.
  • If your surgeon placed bone graft material at the time the dental implant was placed, you might notice some gritty material in your mouth. This is nothing to worry about and should subside within a day or two.
  • No driving for 24 hours after surgery and while taking sedative medication.

Diet

  • Adequate food and fluid intake is very important for recovery BUT avoid hard, crispy, or granular foods for 2 weeks so healing is established.
  • Avoid carbonated, caffeinated or alcohol beverages until healing has been established (5-7 days)
  • A liquid diet for the first two days after surgery is recommended. These may include nutritional drinks, smoothies, ice cream, soups, broths and juices. Do not use a straw.
  • Diabetics must maintain their regular diet and medication.
  • After eating, it is important to keep the surgical site clean from food debris. Read oral hygiene instructions below.
  • Do not smoke for 7 days or until healing is established after surgery.

Pain

  • Take 600 mg of ibuprofen every six/eight hours to control the expected post operative pain unless otherwise directed by physician or dentist. NOTE: If you are taking PLAVIX or COUMADIN, do NOT take Ibuprofen or Aspirin products. Please ask your doctor if you can substitute it with 500 mg of Tylenol.
  • Take the prescribed medications (Antibiotics) as directed on the prescription bottle. If medication makes you have nausea, please contact our office.

Oral hygiene

  • The best way to care prevent infection and ensure healing is to keep your mouth clean.
  • After 24 hours you may RINSE gently with warm salt water (approx. 1 tsp. per 8 oz. glass of warm water) to help clean and maintain surgical site. DO NOT spit out the water but let it spill out slowly.
  • Do not brush the area near surgical site for 1 week. After 1 week, use the Ultra soft bristle toothbrush provided during your appointment to keep the surgical site clean.

Swelling

  • Swelling is the body’s normal reaction to surgery and healing. The swelling will not become apparent until 24 hours after surgery and will not reach its peak for 2-3 days. After this time, the swelling should decrease but may persist for 7-10 days.
  • To minimize swelling, gently apply Ice packs to area for periods of 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for the first 24 hours. If the swelling or stiffness persist for over 10 days, please contact our office.

Bleeding

  • Slight bleeding, oozing or reddened saliva is normal during the first 24 hours. Pink or blood-tinged saliva may be seen for 2-3 days following the surgery and does not indicate a problem.
  • If bleeding continues, bite on a moistened black tea bag for thirty minutes. The tannic acid in the tea bag helps to form a clot by contracting bleeding vessels. Do not rinse for the first 48 hrs after surgery.
Call your specialist if...
  • You develop an allergic reaction
  • You develop a fever
  • You develop a swelling
  • You notice a pimple forming on your gums
  • You have difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Pain increases over time and or becomes severe
  • You have any concerns or questions

Email: care@tridentsmilesdental.com

Phone: (408) 505-1777

If you are unable to contact your dentist and are in pain or have other concerns, go to your nearest emergency room.

If you experience any life-threatening problems, call 911 immediately for assistance.

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