Understanding All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants are a type of implant denture designed to provide attractive, stable, and functional teeth for people who have lost all their teeth in one or both arches. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, there may not be enough viable jawbone left for numerous implants. This is where the All-on-4 dental implant system comes in. This approach utilizes advanced techniques to make the most of the jawbone you do have.
All-on-4 dental implants utilize a technique that is known as angling. Instead of going straight into your jawbone like natural teeth do, your Westchester implant dentist will angle some of the implants through your jawbone. This gives them more length in direct contact with your bone. The implants also pass through the areas of bone least likely to be affected by bone loss.
The All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure
The All-on-4 dental implant procedure begins with a consultation, as do most dental procedures. We’ll talk to you about your options and what other dental procedures might work for you. If you have remaining teeth that need to be extracted, we’ll discuss the costs and benefits of retaining or removing those teeth. Your Westchester implant dentist will evaluate your jawbone with our advanced technology to ensure you have enough bone in the right places to support the implant denture.
If you decide on All-on-4, you’ll get your dental implants at your next appointment. First, your Westchester implant dentist will extract any remaining teeth, then prepare your jawbone for dental implants. Once your implants are placed, we will evaluate their stability. Most of the time, the implants are stable enough to allow your prosthodontist to install the implant denture immediately. You’ll leave this appointment with a full set of provisional teeth.
After a few days, you’ll be able to bite and chew normally, but your implants will heal over a period of three to six months. You will get a permanent implant denture once your implants are fully integrated into your jawbone.
The Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Several benefits are associated with All-on-4 dental implants. These implants are often viewed as the perfect solution for tooth replacement, especially when compared directly with the other options for patients with missing teeth.
A Beautifully Restored Smile
One of the main benefits of going for All-on-4 dental implants is that they look incredible. You can expect a fully natural appearance. Almost no one will be able to tell that you have dental implants. Your smile will look natural and beautiful while retaining your natural face shape. You do not have to worry about problems with your face looking sunken in. This can end up making you look much younger and more radiant than you would with traditional dentures.
A Healthy Bite
All-on-4 dental implants also offer health benefits. Dental implants stimulate bone growth and help ensure that your jaw is strong and preserved for many years. Having the ability to bite and chew normally will help you eat a healthy diet.
You will also find caring for All-on-4 dental implants very easy. You simply need to treat them in the same way that you treat your regular teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly is important to keep them in excellent condition. You also do not need to worry about your dental implants falling out! You can expect your All-on-4 dental implants to last for years so long as you continue to care for them properly.
Quality of Life
All-on-4 dental implants are secure and strong in your mouth. Conventional dentures will typically move around when you are speaking or talking. Dentures can make it challenging to talk, or you may feel it is impossible to eat some of your favorite foods! Eating your favorite foods and speaking to your friends won’t be a concern or a hassle anymore.
Dental implants are generally very long-lasting. As with other dental implants, your All-on-4 dental implants have a good chance of lasting the rest of your life if properly cared for. In addition, the implant dentures are long-lasting. In a recent study, about 99% of implant dentures were in place after 10-18 years.
Dental implant procedures can be expensive, but All-on-4 allows you to manage those costs. Using only four dental implants makes the system less expensive than implant solutions that might use six or eight implants or more. Preparatory procedures like bone grafting can add cost to dental implant procedures, but All-on-4 usually lets you get implant dentures without a bone graft, reducing your cost.
In addition, the system is engineered for efficiency, so it takes up less of our Westchester implant dentist’s time, so we don’t have to charge as much for it.
Are You a Good Candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
You may wonder whether All-on-4 dental implants are right for you. All-On-4 dental implants replace an entire arch of teeth, so they’re best if you’ve lost all your teeth on the top or bottom. However, you might also be a candidate if your remaining teeth in an arch need extraction. You don’t need to have lost both arches of teeth. All-on-4 works well for the top or bottom, and it can oppose either another implant denture, traditional dentures, or natural teeth.
The best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and experienced dentists, who will be able to assess your mouth and determine if this treatment is the best possible choice for you. Throughout the consultation, we can talk you through the treatment and the steps that you should take to keep your implants in the correct condition. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have.
Contact Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale today
To find out more about All-on-4 dental implants, please do not hesitate to contact our professional team here at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale at (914) 725-7100 today for more information. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as get you scheduled for a consultation.