All-on-4 dental implants, also known as full-arch fixed implant bridges, are the most popular choice for those patients with missing teeth. This restorative dentistry service uses 4 implants, which are made of custom materials including acrylic/titanium and other materials, to replace your entire upper or lower set of teeth.
Continue reading to learn more about the process and recovery time.
The All-On-4 Dental Implant Process
1. Consultation and Examination: Before the Procedure.
2. Placing the Implant.
3. After the Procedure.
The Recovery Period for the All-on-4 is quite simple: once the procedure is finished, the sedation should wear off in approximately 4 to 5 hours. It’s essential to follow the Aftercare Tips For All-On-4 Implants to secure proper healing.
The All-on-4 implant process takes about four and six months to be completed. The osseointegration may take 3-5 months. However, this may vary from patient to patient as it may take longer for those who are in need of additional dental work, which can add another month or two to the overall process.
Patients will be scheduled for a follow-up appointment two weeks after the surgery to ensure that the gums are healing properly and the implants are aligning with the mouth. Then, the appointments will be every two months for the next six months.