Have you lost most or all of your teeth? Are dentures giving you a headache and does getting a full mouth of implants sound expensive and bothersome? If so, all-on-four implants may be the solution for you.
Q: What are all-on-four dental implants?
All-on-4 is a type of permanent dental restoration that uses four implants to anchor a full arch bridge that can function to replace an entire row of teeth. Just like regular implants, this dental restoration is meant to look and function just like your natural teeth.
Q: How do these implants work?
All-on-4 implants work by having only four dental implants placed in four strategically chosen spots in the jaw. Once these titanium posts have fused with the jawbone, the “denture” can then be permanently fixed onto these implants to prevent the shifting and irritation of the gums that traditional dentures tend to cause. This process also serves as an alternative to having many costly implants placed to replace multiple teeth.
Q: What are the benefits of all on four dental implants?
The main benefit of all-on-four restorations is that they are permanent and do not need to be removed or cleaned in any special way. In addition, they are far more comfortable than traditional dentures and allow you to eat and speak much more comfortably and effectively. They also have the same benefits of other implants of preventing the deterioration of the jawbone. Since the full arch restoration requires fewer implants, this also makes the whole procedure much more affordable and much quicker.
Q: Do they require any extra care after All-on-four Dental Implants?
One of the biggest benefits is that they do not require any extra care like traditional dentures. Instead, you may treat them like a brand new set of teeth, brushing and flossing like you used to. If any other steps are necessary to care for them, your dentist will explain these to you.
Ask a dentist if all-on-four implants could be the right full mouth dental restoration for you. Start enjoying your food again as if you had your natural teeth back!