The All-on-4 dental implant procedure provides a permanent and affordable solution to patients who have lost all of their teeth. The All-on-4 technique provides patients with new teeth in one day rather than over several months with individual implants.
An all-on-four dental implant treatment uses four dental implants to support an entire arch of teeth. Your dentist will attach a temporary set of implant-supported dentures to these four titanium posts immediately after they are placed. These will last while your bone heals around each post, after which time you will return to the dentist’s office for your permanent restoration. In some cases, the permanent restoration will be placed on the same day as the temporary restorations are removed. In other cases, healing may take several months, and temporary restorations will be used during the interim period.
This method requires far fewer implants than a traditional full-mouth reconstruction procedure and is an affordable option for patients who want to regain a complete smile but are on a budget. Patients who undergo this procedure find that it maintains their quality of life and their speech, as well. The implant posts are strategically placed in a way that ensures they will not affect a patient’s tongue or chewing ability.
The All-on-4 system involves four individual dental implants that are surgically implanted in the jawbone, which receives special stability from the metal framework that is secured over the implants. Once the implants are placed and properly healed, patients can come back for their final restoration appointment to have the replacement teeth attached. The entire process usually takes about four months, from consultation to final tooth placement.
One of the biggest benefits of choosing all-on-4 dental implants is that they do not damage surrounding healthy teeth or gums like traditional dentures can. Traditional dentures often rely on suction to hold them in place, which puts pressure on your gums and remaining natural teeth, causing them to shift over time. This can cause many negative side effects, including mouth pain, bone loss, gum recession, and more. The All-on-4 dental implant procedure looks natural and allows you to maintain a proper diet without worry of slippage, irritation, or other painful symptoms.
Additionally, the All-on-4 dental implant procedure is more affordable compared to most other implant procedures, making it a more financially accessible option for restoring your smile. With proper care and maintenance, your permanent All-on-4 dental implant procedure can last the rest of your life. In contrast, traditional dentures generally need to be replaced every five to eight years on average.
Finally, all-on-4 dental implants require less recovery time than other tooth replacement options, such as bridges. With an All-on-4 dental implant procedure, patients can go back to normal activities the next day. In comparison, patients who choose a bridge may require up to two weeks of recovery.
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