The Benefits of All on 4 Dental Implants
Elite Dentistry of Austin, TX, utilizes a progressive method of placing dental implants, serving as a great alternative to replace traditional dentures. Here are a few FAQs concerning this revolutionary dental procedure known as All on 4 dental implants.
What is the difference between All 4 dental implants and regular implants?
Until recently, dental implants have required six to eight implants per arch, but with the All on 4 dental implant procedure, Elite Dentistry is able to use only four implants per arch, positioned angularly, allowing for optimal contact while using your natural jaw structure as support. As well as being more affordable than traditional dental implants, the All on 4 procedure also requires less time to perform the actual implant procedure, as well as a shorter recovery time. This is due to the minimally intrusive nature of the prosthetic teeth on the patient’s gums and fewer arches needed to safely affix the implants in the mouth.
How do All on 4 dental implants differ from dentures?
While dentures can be removed and put back in place at any given time, All on 4 implants are a permanent set of prosthetic teeth and thus are irremovable. All on 4 implants sacrifice none of the functions of natural teeth—they can be cleaned traditionally by a toothbrush, examined by a dentist, all while avoiding the hassle and mess of removing your dentures every time to clean them or sleep. In fact, All on 4 dental implants are so secure and mess-free that you’ll forget they’re any different from a natural set of teeth. All on 4 dental implants are more comfortable than dentures, as they do not irritate your gums like dentures do. Unlike removable dentures, these implants can help protect your mouth against deterioration of the bone and periodontal disease, while also serving as an aesthetically transformative improvement to one’s facial structure.
How long does the procedure take?
The All on 4 dental implant procedure typically takes around two and half hours per arch. We will give you a temporary dental bridge after your surgery that can be worn immediately after all the implants are secured into place. We then begin the construction of your custom-designed set of permanent prosthetic teeth on-site in our state of the art lab. Six to eight months after your surgery, once your gums are back to their full strength, we implant your new set of permanent pearly whites.
Are All on 4 dental implants effective?
All on 4 dental implants function just as natural teeth function, and look and feel so normal that little to no difference is noticed from the patient receiving them. With a 98% success rate among all completed surgeries, they are a safe and healthy alternative to dentures, requiring less care and functioning much like a natural set of teeth.
How do I take care of my All on 4 dental implants?
Routine care for your new dental implants is essentially identical to the care of natural teeth. Once your new teeth are in place, our professional hygienists will cover all bases with you concerning the proper care for your teeth. With regular dental exams, brushing, and flossing, your prosthetic teeth will last you a lifetime.
Am I a candidate for All on 4 dental implants?
Such a procedure is best fit for those looking to replace their current dentures or are have missing or deteriorating teeth. Patients of all ages are eligible for the surgery, given that they are in suitable health before the actual procedure. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or any other matters concerning the All on 4 process, please contact Elite Dentistry for a consultation.