All-on-4 implants are revolutionizing the way dentists replace missing teeth. For years, patients have been choosing dental implants as permanent tooth replacement. However, instead of placing as many as 8 implants into each arch for traditional dental prosthetics, all-on-4 implant therapy makes it possible to secure all of the teeth to just four dental implants. Unlike traditional implants, all-on-4 implants are placed at an angle, which increases their strength and allows them to better support multiple restorations. The benefits of all-on-4 are significant, including a faster single-visit implant placement process that is minimally invasive and usually prevents the need for bone grafting.
Did you know…
that all-on-4 dental implants are placed while you are fully sedated? That means that you will have little or no memory of the procedure; and because there are fewer implants, you are also likely to experience an easier recovery period. When you choose all-on-4 implants to replace your missing or damaged teeth, you will gain a permanent, non-removable dental solution that looks and functions like real teeth. In many cases, all-on-4 implants can last for several decades.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for all-on-4 implants?
You may be a candidate for all-on-4 dental implants if all or nearly all of your teeth are missing or badly damaged. Implants placed early after tooth loss can help prevent bone shrinkage and also reduces the need for bone grafting. To find out more about all-on-4 dental implants, schedule a consultation with us.
What should I expect if I get all-on-4 dental implants?
Your damaged teeth will be removed to make room for your new implants. A minimum of four implants will be strategically placed into the supporting bone beneath your gums. The gums will be closed to allow the implants time to fuse with the bone and heal. Several months later, you will return to have your dental prosthetic secured to the implants where it will remain permanently.
Will I need to follow any special care instructions after I get all-on-4 implants?
Dental implants have a very high success rate, but there are some special care instructions you will need to follow after having them placed. It is normal to experience some pain and swelling after your procedure. You may treat discomfort with over the counter medications or prescribed medications by your dentist. You will also be given a special list of instructions to follow for the first week or two.