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Patients often come to us because they are dissatisfied with traditional dentures that slip or fall out at inconvenient moments. All-on-4® dental implants are a no-slip alternative that look and function just like natural teeth. Call today to find out if you are a candidate for All-on-4 dentures.
What Makes All-on-4 Dentures Non-Slip?
All-on-4 implants are permanently fixed to the jawbone using titanium implant posts. This allows them to stay firmly in place without the need for adhesives. The denture itself is easy to maintain with regular brushing and flossing.
Is All-on-4 Treatment Complicated?
The procedure itself normally requires two visits to an All-on-4 dentist. Once you are numbed and lightly sedated, the dentist will surgically implant a total of four posts per arch. Two of the posts are situated toward the front of the mouth and two toward the back of the mouth. The fact that the posts are made from bone-compatible titanium means that they will heal and fuse into place quickly. During this appointment, you will also be provided with a temporary denture. Once you are healed, you’ll return to have your permanent denture attached. Your new teeth are specially designed to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. In some cases, it is possible to complete the entire process in one visit. Your dentist can tell you if you are a candidate for our “teeth-in-a-day” service.
All-on-4 Before and After: What Should I Expect When Preparing for and Recovering from the Procedure?
Before starting the All-on-4 process, the dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam to determine if you have any other concerns that need to be addressed first. After the initial procedure, you will need to follow your dentist’s instructions for caring for your gums and the implant sites to prevent infection or other complications. Once you receive your permanent dentures, you follow the same oral hygiene habits as you would with natural teeth.
How Costly Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Your All-on-4 dental implants cost is determined by your individual dental needs. In most cases, All-on-4 implants are less expensive than traditional implants. Our staff will go over your exact cost following your initial consultation and help you find ways to manage the expense.
All-on-4 vs. Traditional Implants: What’s the Difference?
Traditional implants typically require up to 10 posts per arch and extensive bone grafting. All-on-4 implants only require four posts per arch and rarely require bone grafting. A less invasive procedure means a faster recovery for you.
All-on-4 vs. Traditional Dentures: What’s the Difference?
Traditional dentures simply rest on the gums, so they can easily slip or fall out when eating or talking. All-on-4 implants are permanently secured to the jaw, so you can smile and eat with confidence. All-on-4 implants are also more effective at preventing bone loss and preserving the natural shape of the jawline than traditional dentures.
Where Can I Find All-on-4 Dental Implants Near Me?
Our Virginia Beach dentists have extensive experience with All-on-4 implants. Call today to schedule your consultation.