The All-On-4 dental treatment is a revolutionary dental restoration treatment that has completely changed the way surgeons approach replacing a full set of teeth. The process of getting dentures or implants is often painful, and unsecured prostheses can be inconvenient and unstable. Poorly fitted dentures make eating difficult.
However, modern dentistry techniques provide a much better solution with the All-On-4 treatment.
The treatment can replace your missing teeth with a complete dental bridge that rests on top of four dental implants. Because this treatment option requires fewer implants, the cost and time of the treatment are greatly reduced. The treatment also ensures stability in the bone, which will reduce the need for a bone graft surgery.
We can usually place a temporary set of teeth on the same day as your surgery. This set will allow you to resume a normal life as soon as the surgery is done. Surgery usually requires only a short healing period, after which the final bridge can be set.
The traditional approach to restoring a full set of teeth usually involves bone graft surgery, six or more implants, and can take up to 18 months of treatment.
A year and a half is a long time to go without teeth, or with poorly fitting temporary dentures.
The All-On-4 procedure allows the fitting of implants and the temporary set of teeth all on the same day. The first visit usually involves gathering information in preparation for the treatment. That could mean a CAT scan, X-rays, impressions, and photos. Following this visit, the patient is scheduled for surgery where the teeth will be removed, implants will be inserted and the temporary set of teeth are fitted.
Wondering what to expect from the All-On-4 treatment process? Here’s a brief overview of each phase of the procedure, and what you can expect from each office visit.
After the procedure is finished, you may need to return for the occasional check-up over the next few weeks or months. We want to make sure that the replacement teeth are set and hold correctly while the gums fully heal, and the dental implants fuse to the natural bone.
The All-On-4 recovery process is a bit different than recovering from traditional dental implant surgery. You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers. Read on to get more details about what to expect.
However, it will take about six months for your All-On-4 implants to permanently bond (osseointegrate) into your mouth. During this time, you will need to alter your diet and avoid certain lifestyle habits like smoking.
This is because eating tough foods will put a lot of stress on your new teeth. It takes time for your dental implants to permanently attach to your jaw bone. Eating a diet of liquid or soft foods allows your mouth to rest, and ensures that your All-On-4 treatment will be successful.
If you’ve suffered tooth loss and need a solution, then the All-On-4 treatment may be the answer you need.
You don’t need to go through more than a year of not being able to eat correctly. Our staff can answer all the questions you may have about the treatment procedure. If you’d like to take the first step, then contact us online or call us to make an appointment. We can help you decide if you All-On-4 is right for you.