Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Dr. Keith Chertok is pleased to offer All-on-4 dental implants near Oakland for local residents. This revolutionary dental implant procedure makes it possible for patients to receive dental implants even if they do not have a sufficient amount of bone to qualify for traditional implant procedures. For those wear conventional dentures, this provides an exciting opportunity to receive a more stable method of tooth replacement.
Dental patients may find themselves in need of dental implants near the Oakland area if they lose teeth because of injury, gum disease, or severe decay. However, some patients who need to receive a dental implant procedure may not qualify for traditional implants due to insufficient bone tissue. Others may not be able to afford traditional dental implants, especially if their insurance does not cover the procedure. The All-on-4 technique provides a solution to these concerns by making it possible for patients to replace their missing teeth even if they are dealing with limited bone tissue or a restrictive budget.
During the All-on-4 procedure, patients can expect to receive four immediate implants that attach to an existing or temporary denture instead of having to go three to six months without teeth while waiting for their gums to heal, as is typical of standard implant procedures. The All-on-4 procedure does not usually require bone grafts either, which means that patients who have limited bone density may still be able to qualify for the procedure. Once Dr. Chertok determines that a patient is eligible to receive the All-on-4 procedure, he will then numb the area thoroughly to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible and cannot feel any pain. Once thoroughly numbed, the patient then receives four dental implants which are placed in strategically selected areas of the jaw bone.
Once the dental implants are placed in the mouth, temporary dentures are attached the very same day. These temporary dentures allow the patient to eat and speak normally until their implants have fully integrated into the jaw bone and a permanent set of teeth can be affixed to them. This process typically takes three to six months to complete.
All victims of tooth loss who need dental implants near Oakland are encouraged to find out more about the All-on-4 dental implant procedure by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Chertok’s office today.
About the Doctor
Keith Chertok, DDS is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for Berkeley, CA gum disease patients. Dr. Chertok graduated in the top five percent of his class from the New York University College of Dentistry and was elected to the honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He received the Quintessence Award for excellence in Periodontics and went on to complete a Hospital Residency program at the New York VA hospital. Dr. Chertok arrived in California to study Periodontics and Implantology at UCSF. He taught at the Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF dental school and continues to teach education courses to dentists and dental hygienists. Dr. Chertok is the attending periodontist in charge of periodontal education for the dental residents at the Veterans Hospital Healthcare System of Northern California at Mare Island. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Keith Chertok and his dental services, visit his website at http://www.berkeleyperiodontist.com and call 510-423-0748.