All on 4 Dental Implants
What are All on 4 Dental Implants?
Dental implant technology allows patients to easily replace missing teeth. Implants work independently, so we will not need to file down or damage any surrounding tooth just to replace what’s missing. All-on-4s simply refers to four strategically placed implants that are meant to hold a denture in place. The denture can be removed and simply snaps onto the implants that are placed.
Why are All on 4 Dental Implants needed?
You might want or even need all-on-4 implants because you’re tired of your denture slipping and falling out of place. The denture might be uncomfortable, and you’re tired of using adhesives and creams just to keep it in. All-on-4 implants help to keep the denture securely in place so that it does not slip or fall out during the day. This can create a more natural-looking smile that is a lot more comfortable for you.
Who is a candidate for All on 4 Dental Implants?
In order for implants to heal correctly, they are placed deep into the jawbone. You should have enough strong and healthy bone structure in this area so that the implants have a chance to fuse with the surrounding area. If you do not have enough healthy bone, we may recommend a bone graft prior to the actual surgery. The procedure is relatively easy, and most people are good candidates for dental implants.
What happens during All on 4 Dental Implant surgery?
The surgery begins with an anesthetic or sedative that is used to keep you comfortable and calm during the procedure. Our doctor will then create an incision through the gum and create a small tunnel-like hole into the jawbone. The titanium implant is securely placed into this opening and you’ll be given aftercare instructions before leaving the office. Most implants fuse with the surrounding bone in just about three to six months. Once this occurs, we will create a new denture for you to wear that fits comfortably over the implants. The implants can last for decades without needing replacement, but the denture itself will typically last for about seven years.
If you would like to learn more about our all on 4 dental implants, call us today to speak with one of our helpful staff members.