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If you need a full replacement of all of your upper or lower teeth, our dental team can provide you with the right options for permanent replacement of these teeth. This can help you enjoy greater confidence and security when dining in public or interacting with others. Permanently attached dentures can eliminate issues with slipping or falling dentures, allowing you to avoid embarrassment and ensuring that you look and feel your best every day.
What Is an All-on-4® Implant?
All-on-4 implants are advanced dental treatments that attach dentures permanently to implants within the bone in the jaw. This allows them to serve as a complete replacement for upper or lower teeth and can help you to restore a natural bite and a more attractive appearance if you have lost your teeth due to accidents, tooth decay or complications of gum disease. All-on-4 dental implants are generally less expensive than procedures that require more points of attachment for permanent denture applications.
How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?
All-on-4 implants are designed to provide secure support for an entire row of artificial teeth on just four attachment points. The implant procedure itself is performed under light sedation. Your All-on-4 dentist will place four titanium posts into your jaw. Titanium is chosen because the bone in your jaw can heal more quickly around this compatible material. The posts themselves are placed at a sharp 45-degree angle to provide a more secure attachment point and to allow these procedures to be used even when some bone loss is present in the jaw.
In general, the All-on-4 procedure may require multiple appointments to extract teeth and to place implants. There is usually a waiting period between placing the implants and the attachment of the denture to these posts, which allows the implants to heal in place and to provide the most secure and stable foundation for your All-on-4 device. Depending on the condition of your jaw and the amount of preparation required for these procedures, you may be able to complete your All-on-4 procedure in just one single day.
What Happens Before and After the Procedure?
Understanding the All-on-4 before and aftercare requirements can help you to enjoy the best results from these advanced procedures.
- Before your procedure, your dentist will evaluate the condition of your gums and will check for bone loss in your jaw. This will help our dental team to determine whether you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dentures. We may also ask you to come in for extractions of damaged or decayed teeth to prepare your mouth for the All-on-4 procedure.
- Our dental team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your All-on-4 implants before the dentures are attached. Once these permanent dentures are in place, you can usually brush and clean your teeth in the same way that you would care for your natural teeth.
By following the instructions provided by our office to the letter, you can ensure the best outcomes for your dental treatment and the most attractive appearance for your brand-new permanent dentures.
How Much Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?
Depending on your dental plan, some of the costs associated with All-on-4 may be covered by insurance. Our dental team will work with you to keep your costs as low as possible. We also offer a range of payment options that may allow you to spread out the cost of this treatment over a longer period of time.
Is There a Difference Between All-on-4 and Traditional Implant Dentures?
Traditional implant dentures typically require numerous implant sites to hold the dentures in place. By contrast, All-on-4 applications can be completed with just four implants that are placed at an angle to provide improved support for artificial teeth.
Are Traditional and All-on-4 Dentures Different?
Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning and are secured to the gums using adhesives. All-on-4 implant dentures are permanently attached to the implants located in the bone in your jaw and cannot be removed for cleaning. Instead, they allow you to brush and clean your teeth and to treat them as you would your own natural teeth.
Where Can You Get All-on-4 Implants?
You may be wondering, “Where can I find out more about All-on-4 dental implants near me?” Our dental practice is the best source of information on All-on-4 treatment options. We can help you determine the right course of action to restore your appearance and to provide you with greater confidence and a brighter smile every day.