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If you are looking for a no-slip alternative to traditional dentures, All-on-4® dental implants may be for you. The prosthetic teeth used with these implants are secured to the jaw so that they never slip or fall out. Call today to find out more about All-on-4 treatment.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 dentures are a natural-looking replacement for teeth that may have been lost due to accident, decay, or age. The denture itself is permanently attached to implant posts that are secured into the jawbone. The implants look and function just like natural teeth, so you never have to worry about embarrassing slippage or messy adhesives.
How Do All-on-4 Dentures Work?
The dentist permanently attaches a bridge or denture to the upper or lower arch by using small titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. Unlike traditional implants that use up to 10 posts per arch, the All-on-4 system only requires four posts per arch. Two of the posts are situated at the front of the mouth and two at the back of the mouth. Since the posts are made of bone-compatible material, recovery is quick. The actual dentures, which are attached after the implants have healed, are custom-made to match your natural teeth as closely as possible. Although it normally takes two appointments to complete the process, some patients may be candidates for our “teeth-in-a-day” service.
What Are the All-on-4 Before and After Steps?
To ensure that you are a candidate for All-on-4 implants, the dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam, and any underlying oral health issues will need to be addressed prior to the procedure. Following the initial procedure, you will need to follow the instructions given to you by your All-on-4 dentist to ensure proper healing and to prevent complications. Once you have healed and have your permanent denture in place, you simply brush and floss as normal.
How Much Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of All-on-4 implants varies based on the patient’s unique needs. In most cases, however, All-on-4 implants are less expensive than traditional implants since the procedure is less invasive and requires fewer implant posts.
Why Choose All-on-4 Over Traditional Implants?
The All-on-4 process is less invasive than traditional implants and typically does not require bone grafting, so you recover faster.
Why Choose All-on-4 Over Traditional Dentures?
Traditional dentures rest on the gums, so you have to rely on adhesives to keep them in place. All-on-4 implants are permanently fixed into place, so you can eat, talk, and smile with confidence. All-on-4 implants also help to preserve the jawbone and maintain the natural shape and contour of the jawline.
Where Can I Find All-on-4 Dental Implants Near Me?
Our practice is proud to offer All-on-4 implants to patients in Chesapeake. Our dentists have extensive experience with the procedure and can help you determine if All-on-4 implants are the right denture option for you. Take the first step toward a more beautiful smile by calling our office today to schedule a consultation.