All-on-4® has a variety of benefits that immediately improve your quality of life, may not need replacing, and may make you look up to 20 years younger. Once you look through these benefits, you will see why they are clearly the best option for replacing all your missing teeth:
Just one visit: It usually takes less than a day to place the implants and can often only take a few hours. You will not have to go to an off-site location, either, and can immediately start using your teeth again after the first day.
Prevents bone loss: The dental implants in the All-on-4® system replace your natural tooth roots, which means they keep stimulating your jawbone. Traditional dentures do not do this, which leads to bone loss over time and the development of wrinkles.
Acts and looks like your natural teeth: Each All-on-4® dental implant system is completely customized to enhance your unique facial structure and give you the most beautiful, natural smile of your life.
Eat what you want: Designed with comfort and stability in mind, All-on-4® does not limit your diet like traditional dentures. From sticky candy and hard peanuts to hot soup, you can keep enjoying all your favorite foods.
Did you know that All-on-4® can last a lifetime? If you maintain regular dental visits and proper dental hygiene, you may not need to replace your All-on-4® restoration. Dentures, on the other hand, require replacement and extra trips every few years.
During this appointment, you can find out everything else you need to know about All-on -4®. We will address all your personal questions and concerns, such as the costs. If you have decided to do the All-on-4®, we will create an initial treatment plan and timeframe for the rest of the process.
During this appointment, we will run diagnostics, take images of your mouth and teeth, as well as make needed impressions. With this information, we will come up with the optimal treatment plan for your personal situation.
This is the appointment where we will go over the final treatment plan and present to you the final costs. Once everything is ready to go, you will be able to schedule your actual procedure.
This is the day your implants will replace your teeth; we suggest that the procedure will be done under IV sedation here in our office. The surgical procedure can take a few hours depending on several factors. If your implants do have initial stability, your temporary set of teeth will be attached to the dental implants.
You will need sometime to heal and recover after the procedure and it will take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Your specialist will suggest softer foods – a fork-cut diet – during this healing phase. We like to see you multiple times for post-operative appointments to ensure that you are healing properly.
This is when the process has begun to make your new teeth. There are a few phases to this step that will be completed usually around six to eight months after surgery. We will do impressions and try-ins to ensure that you are completely happy with your new permanent All-on-4®teeth. We will also be able to answer any remaining questions.
Using the latest technology and dental practice techniques, All-on -4® gives you a permanent set of new teeth that perform similar to natural teeth. No matter the condition of your teeth, All-on -4® can restore your smile. The process is all done at one location and can be completed in mere hours.
Four-five titanium dental implants serve as the base/support for the system and lock down the permanent teeth for a secure, lasting fit. Think of them as screws that permanently attach to your jaw an replaces the function of your natural tooth roots. All-on -4® gets its name from the fact that, in general, all your new teeth rest on these four implants.
These connect the implants to the permanent teeth (known as a prosthesis) and can be removed if necessary.
Often made from zirconia or porcelain, it is extremely durable and beautifully replicates the look and function of your natural teeth. There are other material options that have their own benefits and that can be discussed at your treatment plan visit with your specialist.