All-on-4® Dental Implants
Use All-on-4 Dental Implants to Support a Fast Full Mouth Restoration
If you’re tired of traditional dentures that slide around in your mouth and don’t work well to chew with, you need to look into the concept of All-on-4 dental implants. The doctors at Implants and Periodontics offer this method of dental implant that lessens the time required to have dental implants done. If you qualify for this procedure, you will leave our offices with your implants done in one appointment. During this appointment, our doctors can use a small post set at a bit of an angle to implant an entire mouth full of restored teeth. During All-on-4 treatment, our doctors can immediately attach your denture to your jaw, and you’ll leave the office with beautiful new teeth.
Who is a Good Candidate for the All-on-4 Dental Implants?
If you have lost most, or all of your teeth, you may be a great candidate for the All-on-4 style of dental replacement. The procedure is similar to the Teeth in a Day tooth replacement procedure. The first thing you’ll need to be a successful candidate for this procedure is a healthy, strong jaw. Some people who have lost their teeth also experience jaw bone loss due to losing their teeth. If your jawbone has receded, you may still be able to have implants, but may need to have either a sinus lift or a bone graft to make your jaws ready to receive the posts required for dental implants.
The other requirement besides a strong jawbone is that you’ll need to be in good physical health before you can have the surgery needed to implant the posts in your jaw. Be sure you have a current list of your medications and health conditions so that your doctor understands all about your health. Your doctor will need to determine whether you are healthy enough to undergo an All-on-4 dental implant procedure.
How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?
The implant posts placed into your jaw during the All-on-4 process create a firm foundation for your new teeth. Your surgeon will take x-rays of your mouth before any work is done to determine the health of your jawline and basic all-over mouth health. He will also look for the most substantial areas of your jawbone and place the implant posts there. He will also numb your jaw and give you additional sedation if you need it. Implants and Periodontics have the added benefit of having an anesthesiologist on staff to monitor your oxygen levels and your heart rate, too. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible.
All-on-4 dental implant posts are smaller than other types of dental implant posts, which makes them easier for the doctor and patient with which to deal. They will be placed in your mouth at an angle, which enables them to become the most permanent possible implants. This surgery usually takes about two hours per dental arch that is placed. As soon as the posts are set, the prosthetic new porcelain or zirconia dentures will be placed on the posts. Our experienced professionals can give you a restoration that matches the overall look and proportions of your face as well.
What are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants?
The benefits of All-on-4 implants are numerous, and include:
- A restoration of your smile and the way your teeth work in one appointment.
- Complete use of your teeth to eat what you’d prefer in a few days after the placement.
- No more restrictions on your diet due to wearing dentures.
- Replacing your dental roots with new implanted posts will send regenerative signals to your jaw, and promote bone growth in the jawbone. New jawbone growth protects the natural looks of your face. These implants will also keep you from getting the sunken look that some people get due to jawbone loss when they lose teeth.