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If you are fed up with ill-fitting dentures that slip or irritate your gums, it may be time to consider All-on-4® dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures that rest on the gums, All-on-4 dentures use a patented technique to hold the replacement teeth permanently in place. If you are looking for artificial teeth that look and function like natural teeth, call our Chesapeake office for more information about All-on-4 implants.
What Makes All-on-4 Dental Implants Permanent Dentures?
With the All-on-4 technique, the bridge or full denture is attached to four titanium posts that are implanted into the jawbone. This means that All-on-4 dentures look and function just like natural teeth with no slipping.
What Can I Expect When Seeing an All-on-4 Dentist?
All-on-4 treatment is performed using local anesthesia and light sedation. During the procedure, the dentist inserts four implant posts per arch that will serve as anchors for the denture. The posts are made from bone-compatible titanium for faster healing. Once the posts are in place, a temporary denture is attached. After a short recovery time, you’ll return to have the permanent dentures attached. Each All-on-4 denture is custom-made to match the patient’s natural teeth. During your consultation, be sure to ask your dentist about our “teeth-in-a-day” service that may allow you to receive your new smile in just one visit.
All-on-4 Before and After: What Happens?
Before your initial treatment, the dentist will perform a complete dental exam to see if you have underlying issues that need to be addressed prior to you getting your implants. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions following your procedure. It is important that you follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and to prevent complications. Once you are completely healed and have your permanent dentures, you simply follow a normal oral health regimen that includes daily brushing and flossing.
What Is the Average All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?
The All-on-4 technique uses fewer implant posts and is less invasive than traditional implants, so it tends to be more economical. Your exact cost, however, depends on your unique needs. Our staff will discuss your final cost with you following your initial consultation.
What Are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants Over Traditional Implants?
Traditional implants typically require up to 10 posts along with extensive bone grafting. The patented All-on-4 technique only uses four posts that are placed in such a way that bone grafts are rarely needed. This means that you have a shorter recovery time.
What Are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants Over Traditional Dentures?
Traditional dentures rest on the gums, so you have to rely on adhesives to keep them in place. Traditional dentures also do nothing to prevent bone loss that can alter the shape and contour of the jaw. The fact that All-on-4 implants are anchored to the jaw prevents unwanted slipping and helps to preserve the jawline.
Where Can I Get All-on-4 Dental Implants Near Me?
Our dentists have extensive experience helping patients regain their smile using All-on-4 implants. Call today for a consultation.