- 1 What Are All-on-4 Implants?
- 2 How the All-On-Four Procedure Works
- 3 What to Expect During the All On Four Dental Implant Procedure
- 4 The Options Available for the All-On-Four Procedure
- 5 How Much Does an All On Four Implant Cost?
- 6 The Process & Benefits of Getting an All On Four Implants
- 7 All-on-4 Dental Implants VS Traditional Dental Implants
- 8 All-on-4 Dental Implants VS Dentures
- 9 Are You a Good Candidate for All On Four Dental Implant?
- 10 faqs
What Are All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 implants are a revolutionary dental solution that replaces a full arch of missing teeth with just four strategically placed dental implants. This innovative technique provides a secure and permanent foundation for a custom-made set of teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics. With All-on-4 implants, patients can enjoy a natural-looking smile and regain their ability to eat, speak, and live confidently.
How the All-On-Four Procedure Works
The four implants in the jaw bone are used to support a fixed prosthesis that can be fitted within 24 hours of surgery. The bone tissues integrate with the four implants after they are placed, forming a solid point of attachment for the dental prosthesis.
We start the procedure at My Implant Dentist by making sure you’re comfortable. After that, anesthesia is administered. The implants will then be installed after your mouth has been prepared. Broken or decayed teeth and diseased or infected tissue in the mouth and jaw must be removed.
During the implantation procedure, titanium posts will be inserted into the jawbone. Two implants are usually placed in the front of the mouth and two in the back to distribute force evenly across the denture. The surgical sites will be sutured after this process is completed. Finally, you’ll be taken to recovery to unwind and recover from your anesthetic.
What to Expect During the All On Four Dental Implant Procedure
The All On Four Dental Implant procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort. The procedure usually takes a few hours to complete, and patients can return home on the same day.
Before the procedure, your dentist will create a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs and dental health. This may involve taking X-rays or CT scans to evaluate the bone structure and plan the placement of the implants.
During the procedure, your dentist will make small incisions in the gum tissue to access the jawbone. The implants will be placed in the jawbone at specific angles to ensure maximum stability and support for the prosthetic teeth. After the implants are in place, your dentist will attach a temporary set of teeth to the implants. These temporary teeth will remain in place for several months while the implants fuse with the jawbone.
After the osseointegration process is complete, your dentist will create a custom set of prosthetic teeth that are designed to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. The prosthetic teeth will be attached to the implants using abutments, which are small metal connectors that hold the teeth securely in place.
After the procedure, it’s normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days. Your dentist may prescribe pain medications or antibiotics to manage pain and prevent infection.
It’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions for post-operative care carefully. This may include:
- Eating soft foods for the first few days after the procedure
- Rinsing your mouth with saltwater to promote healing
- Avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption
- Keeping the area around the implants clean to prevent infection
Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days of the procedure, although it’s important to avoid strenuous activity and exercise for a few weeks.
The Options Available for the All-On-Four Procedure
Implant-Supported Dentures are available in two types today.
- Bar Retained – With the Bar Retained option, we can use a thin metal bar that follows the contours of the jaw. The implants are then attached to the bar. After all of this is in place, attachments or clips on the denture are used to secure the two pieces together.
- Ball Retained – The mechanism used to attach the denture is the most significant difference between the Bar Retained and the Ball Retained options. As the name implies, the implants are attached to a ball-shaped attachment. They are then secured and locked on the denture implants with a socket-like feature. Many clients consider it to be the most popular and preferred option. It would help if you spoke with one of our excellent dentists about your options for supported dentures so that you can make the best decision possible.
How Much Does an All On Four Implant Cost?
An All-On-4 implant typically costs between $18,000 and $30,000, depending on various factors such as location, the complexity of the case, and additional treatments required.
Factors Affecting the Cost of All-on-4
Here are the factors that influence the cost of All-on-4:
- The dental practice’s geographical location
- Additional oral surgery may be required.
- The dentist’s, prosthodontist’s, an oral surgeon’s expertise
- Individual practices have different pricing.
- Promotions that are specific to each dental practice
The Process & Benefits of Getting an All On Four Implants
The Treatment Is Fast.
We can place your dentures on the same day as your implants at My Implant Dentist; as a result, you can start enjoying your new smile right away! There’s no need to put off the cosmetic benefits of having your teeth restored for a long time.
Traditional dentures take longer to fit and produce better results than All-on-4. In fact, All-on-4 implant installation times are faster than other implant types, and once the implants are in place, jaw bone loss is often avoided.
Recovery Time Is Reduced
At My Implant Dentist, we can restore your entire arch with just four implants. As a result, the procedure takes only a few minutes to complete in the dental chair, and the recovery time is significantly reduced.
Comfort Is Enhanced
Traditional dentures have a tendency to slide around in the mouth. Dentures become uncomfortable without a proper anchor to keep them in place. Traditional dentures cause peopl