Unique Features of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Have you wondered why it feels like dental implants have gained such popularity in recent years? Dental implants are a modern restorative procedure designed to give patients a permanent smile replacement that looks and feels much more natural than traditional dentures. The latest dental technology has allowed patients to receive a full set of new teeth with as little as 4 implants!
How do All-On-4 Implants work?
To understand how the All-On-4 procedure works, it can be helpful to look at the procedure in comparison with traditional implants. With traditional implants, each individual tooth has one small titanium screw, which is surgically inserted into the gums. Then, single false teeth are added to every screw.
All-on-4 implants function differently than traditional implants, as each tooth is not individually replaced. Instead, your oral surgeon will insert four titanium implants into your jawbone as the main anchors. From there, they can then attach a permanent bridge to each of those titanium implants, achieving a seamless look throughout the mouth. These implants will stay in place permanently, and with proper care and cleaning, will look just as natural as your real teeth.
How All-on-4 Implants Are Unique
1. Immediate Results and Shorter Recovery
In the All-On-4 procedure, the implants are placed and the new teeth are fabricated in one day. Because of this quick turnaround time, the All-on-4 procedure has been nicknamed “same day teeth,” “teeth in a day,” and “smile in a day.”
The faster recovery process is a better alternative to traditional implant procedures, which can take six or more months to complete with extensive recovery time between each step of the procedure.
2. New Set of Permanent, Durable Teeth
Because the All-On-4 procedure provides you with a permanent set of new teeth, it is a much more desirable alternative over other replacement options, such as dentures. The All-On-4 procedure helps to preserve the bone in your jaw. The permanent implants also help to maintain your original facial structure, helping you to avoid the “sagging” or “old” look that can happen with long-term denture use.
3. Natural Look and Feel
Tooth loss can have a huge impact on your self esteem and confidence, because there’s no way to get your natural teeth back once they’re gone. This is why many patients choose dental implants over dentures. All-On-4 dental implants look and feel completely natural, so your self confidence can be instantaneously restored. Once recovered, you can go back to talking, eating, and using your mouth as normally as you would with natural teeth.
4. Easy Maintenance and Care
Unlike dentures, All-On-4 implants are much easier to care for. Because they are a permanent fixture in your mouth, you can brush them as you would your natural teeth. A simple routine of twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, using a Waterpik device, and finishing with an alcohol-free oral rinse is enough to keep your All-On-4 implants healthy and avoid any implant-related gum disease.
Contact Dr. Nicolas Bebeau at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Phoenix
If you’re considering getting dental implants—particularly the All-on-4 procedure—one of the most important things you can do is find a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who regularly performs the procedure with an impeccable reputation.
Contact us to learn more about All-on-4 dental implants for patients in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area, and get yourself a smile you can finally be proud of!