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All-on-4® dental implants are a revolutionary option for people who don’t want the mess and frustration of traditional dentures. With the All-on-4 method, dentures stay firmly in place thanks to a patented concept that uses implants to anchor dentures. If you’re wondering whether All-on-4 dentures are right for you, call us for a consultation.
What Do All-on-4 Implants Involve?
All-on-4 implants are permanent dentures that are securely attached to posts embedded in your jawbone. If you’ve lost teeth due to decay, trauma or age, the All-on-4 procedure restores your smile with natural-looking, natural-feeling teeth.
What Are the All-on-4 Procedure Costs?
All-on-4 implant costs depend on the complexity of your case. Many patients find that All-on-4 dental implants cost less than traditional implants because the procedure’s less invasive and requires fewer implants. You can find out more about your All-on-4 price by calling our office.
What’s the Procedure for Getting All-on-4 Implants?
Your dentist will insert four small titanium posts into your jawbone. The two rear posts are inserted at an angle so that the posts are embedded deeper than traditional implant posts. For your comfort, you’ll be lightly sedated during the All-on-4 treatment.
Your dental implants will need some time to heal and fuse with your jawbone. During that period, a denture is custom made to fit your mouth. You’ll return to our office so the dentist can permanently attach your new denture to your implants.
We can complete the All-on-4 process in one dental visit for some of our patients. Feel free to ask us if teeth-in-a-day is appropriate for your needs.
What Should You Know About All-on-4 Before and After?
Before treatment begins, your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, gums, teeth, and jaw to determine whether treatment is needed to prepare your mouth for the All-on-4 dental procedure.
After your posts have been placed, you’ll receive information about how to care for your jaw and gums to prevent infection while they heal.
After your permanent denture is attached, you can care for your teeth as you would your natural teeth.
How Do All-on-4 Implants Compare to Traditional Implants?
If you’re weighing All-on-4 implants vs. traditional implants, keep in mind that conventional implants require up to 10 individual posts to complete a full arch of teeth. Often, bone grafting is required to prepare your jawbone to hold that many implants. In contrast, All-on-4 benefits are many. With only four implants, bone grafting is rarely necessary with All-on-4 implants. And, with fewer invasive procedures, recovery is often speedier.
How Do All-on-4 Implants Compare to Dentures?
Regular dentures rest on your gums, often chafing the sensitive tissue. Messy adhesives are needed to hold dentures in place, although patients often find that their dentures still slip. In comparing All-on-4 implants vs. dentures, many patients prefer the security of All-on-4 dentures. All-on-4 implants also help maintain your jawline, and you won’t need sloppy adhesives.
Where Are All-on-4 Dental Implants Available?
Contact our office if you’re wondering, “Where can I find All-on-4 dental implants near me?” Our All-on-4 dentist is experienced in the procedure, and we’re always happy to help restore your smile.