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Are you embarrassed or frustrated with traditional dentures that slip or fall out while you eat? You could be a prime candidate for All-on-4® dentures. This patented concept is a progressive alternative to conventional dentures. It secures the artificial teeth to your jawbone so that they can’t slip around. See if you can benefit from All-on-4 dental implants by calling our office.
What Are All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 implants are permanent dentures that remain fixed in your mouth. They give you the natural feel and appearance of having real teeth. They’re the ideal solution if you’ve lost some of your natural teeth to gum disease, age, decay or trauma. Also, you don’t have to follow any extra care guidelines after your All-on-4 treatment. Simply care for these artificial teeth as you would your real teeth.
What Is the All-on-4 Implants Procedure?
An All-on-4 implant has four dental implants on a full denture or bridge. Our dentist permanently attaches it to your upper or lower jaw.
The dental staff begins the procedure by sedating you, just enough to ensure your comfort during the procedure. This allows our dentist to insert two small posts into your upper or lower jawbone at the front of your mouth. Another pair is placed at the back of your mouth. The rear posts are set at a 45-degree angle so that they sit deeper in your jawbone. With the deeper anchor, the All-on-4 implant rarely needs a bone graft like traditional implants.
The implant posts are made of titanium, which is compatible with bone. Because of that, the jawbone heals quickly around the posts. You’ll wear a temporary denture during this part of the process. After you heal, you’ll visit our All-on-4 dentist again to receive your permanent denture, which a laboratory customizes to match the shape and color of your real teeth.
The All-on-4 implant procedure doesn’t always take two visits. It’s possible to have it done in a single appointment. Call us to learn more about the teeth-in-a-day service.
What Do You Do Before and After Treatment?
You may be curious about the All-on-4 before and after treatment process. Before the procedure, your dentist will fully assess your dental condition. If there are oral health concerns, then we’ll address these before we begin the treatment.
After the initial procedure and while your jaw is healing, your dentist will give you instructions for caring for your gums and jaw. You need to follow these directions to avoid contracting an infection. Then, when your dentist attaches your permanent denture, you must practice proper dental hygiene habits at home to care for your artificial teeth.
How Much Does the Procedure Cost?
How much All-on-4 dental implants cost for you will vary because there’s no set price. However, it’s cheaper than traditional implant surgery because the procedure is less invasive and doesn’t require the insertion of individual implants. Ask our staff for an estimate to begin planning your treatment.
How Do All-on-4 and Traditional Implants Differ?
If you choose traditional implants, you could need up to 10 implants along a single arch of your jaw. And, you’ll likely need bone grafting to replace some of your jawbone. With All-on-4 dental implants, the artificial teeth are attached to a full dental arch. You also don’t have to worry about invasive surgery or an extended recovery period.
What’s the Difference Between All-on-4 and Traditional Dentures?
Conventional dentures are often messy because they require adhesive to stay in place. Despite the adhesive, they can still be unstable because they sit on your gums. You get secure results with All-on-4 dentures since they’re attached to your jawbone. Also, they help your jawline keep its shape, which conventional dentures can’t provide.
Where Do You Go for All-on-4 Implants?
Are you asking, “Where do I find All-on-4 dental implants near me?” Helping people receive quality dental treatment is our passion, and our dental professionals have training in the All-on-4 implant procedure. Set up a consultation today to find out how we can help you achieve a permanent, secure smile.