All-on-4 Implants

Living with missing teeth and relying on dentures can be a hassle. You have to make sure that they’re always clean, you have to make compromises on what you can eat, and you may even worry about them falling out or losing them and having to replace them.

There are other options for those who are fed up with dentures or are looking for a permanent replacement for their missing teeth.

What Are All-on-4 Implants?

All-on-4 implants are dental implants consisting of 4 parts that are used to replace the upper or lower row of teeth. They are a more permanent alternative to dentures.

How Are All-on-4 Implants Installed?

The procedure to get these dental implants installed is very precise and takes a bit of time to ensure that you are getting the perfect treatment for your dental concerns. There are many steps involved that begin before the implementation has actually begun. The installation process for getting all-on-4 dental implants may consist of:

  1. Extracting any teeth along the future implant site.
  2. An X-ray of your mouth so that your dentist can figure out where the optimal placement for the implant is.
  3. Titanium posts are strategically installed into the gums to act as the root of the teeth and secure the implants in place.

The procedure usually takes about two and a half hours per arch to complete. Afterward, there may be slight pain or discomfort as the body tries to adjust to the implants.

How Long Does It Take To Recover After The Procedure?

The recovery time depends on the patient. Some people feel completely fine a few weeks after the procedure and some take an extended amount of time to feel like they’ve fully recovered.

How Long Do They Last?

These dental implants are meant to stand the test of time and last for decades. If the dental implants are properly taken care of they can last longer than 20 years. However, improper care can lessen their longevity.

What Are The Benefits Of Getting All-on-4 Dental Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants offer a variety of benefits for patients who have them. The list ranges, but some of the benefits include:

  • Immediate results- Once the implants are secured they provide a drastic improvement in comfort and chewing ability.
  • Beautiful appearance- Immediately after the procedure your teeth will look stunning! The implants can also improve face and jaw shape.
  • Freedom with food choices- Instead of avoiding certain foods to avoid irritation and pain, you can now enjoy your favorite foods again.
  • Long-lasting results- Most all-on-4 implants will never have to be replaced so the results will last a lifetime.
  • Better quality-of-life- Many people with missing teeth may feel self-conscious smiling, all-in-4 dental implants eliminate that fear and encourage people to show off their stunning results. Additionally, these implants reduce the health risks associated with having missing teeth.

The all-on-4 dental implants can provide patients with more confidence and a much better standard of living. Patients will no longer be restricted by their dentures and can embrace more freedom in their routines.

Who Is A Candidate For All-on-4 Implants?

An ideal candidate for all-on-4 dental implants will be missing most or all of the teeth in their upper or lower mouth. Because these implants are meant to replace an entire row of teeth, there has to be a significant loss to qualify for this dental implant. Additionally, there needs to be sufficient gum tissue and a strong jaw to support the implants.

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