South Ogden, Utah
Most people consider a single tooth loss to be normal. However, losing a full set of teeth will make them feel embarrassed, making them uncomfortable speaking, eating, and losing their smile. If you have lost a full set of teeth and need to regain your complete smile, All-on-4 dental implants will be a great help.
At Skyline Implants & Periodontics we have a skillful and experienced team of dentists you can count on to help restore your lost teeth and bring back your smile. We have invested in state-of-the-art equipment to help make All-on-4 dental implant procedures successful.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants refer to a full dental implant set specifically designed to replace either the upper or lower set of teeth. They are natural looking and a more permanent alternative to bridges and dentures.
Developed by Nobel Biocare, this procedure is perfect for those patients with limited bone mass in the jawbone. In the All-on-4 procedure, there are fewer implanted posts.
This process needs less available bone to attach the implants to the jawbone. It also minimizes the amount of time needed to get the procedure done.
Rather than applying the implants to the bone in a strictly vertical position, the All-on-4 treatment screws them into the bone at an angle allowing for quicker fusion which means in a single office visit our patients can leave with a new set of artificial teeth.
It saves time for both the office and the patient which means an increased level of efficiency.
What Is the Procedure for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
X-ray scans of the jaw and teeth are first taken to help determine the extent and placement of the posts.
One of our dentists will then prepare the arch by removing damaged or broken teeth and any infected tissues.
Incisions will be made in the gum tissue to help expose the jawbone.
A small hole will be drilled in the jaw where the implant will be screwed in.
All-on-4 dental implant posts will be set at an angle, making them more stable and reducing tension on the bone whenever chewing or biting.
Posts are attached to the abutments.
After embedding only four implants, you will be fitted for the denture plate.
Benefits of the All-on-4 Treatment Concept
While extraction and preparation of the patient's mouth occur in a single appointment the effectiveness of the treatment is not diminished.
Proper cleaning of the decay and infected tissue still occurs so there is no chance of post-procedure infection.
For those patients who were told they were not good candidates for dental implants because of needing more bone mass in their jawbones, this is a perfect alternative for them.
When patients have extensive tooth loss it can greatly alter their appearance because their cheeks and lips no longer have the supportive structure to hold them in the natural position.
Once this surgical procedure is done, their appearance will return to normal because the underlying structure will have been replaced.
Who Needs the All-on-4 Treatment?
While it may seem like this surgical procedure is very invasive and radical because it is finished in a single appointment, it really is not difficult to accomplish and is an excellent option for patients that cannot get dental implants.
If a patient was considering dental implants and still has a few remaining natural teeth that needed to be removed, the All-on-4 treatment option is perfect.
This low-cost option can help to rebuild bone mass by providing the necessary pressure to maintain the jawbones. This is important to maintain a high level of oral health.
Those patients who were worried about dentures not fitting properly and constantly slipping out of place will be delighted to know that does not happen with this procedure. The dentures fit perfectly in place and are secured to the four posts embedded into their upper and lower jawbone so they will not move out of place.
Who Is a Good Candidate for All-on 4?
Patients having broken, badly decayed, or missing teeth or severely impacted gum disease should consider having All-on-4 dental implants.
All-on-4 implants are suitable for patients suffering from osteoporosis, diabetes, or other health conditions.
Patients lacking bone density for dental implants are also ideal for All-on 4.
Is the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
All-on-4 dental implant procedures are performed after administering a local anesthetic, meaning you will not feel any pain. However, the gums may be inflamed, or you may feel soreness, but our dentists will always prescribe over-the-counter medication.
How Long Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Last?
All-on-4 dental implants are a long-term dental solution. The implants can last from 20 years or more. However, maintaining your teeth well can be a permanent solution and last a lifetime.
How Long Will It Take To Recover From All-on 4 Dental Implant Surgery?
The All-on-4 dental implant recovery period is sooner when compared to normal dental implants, which take three to six months to recover.
You must follow the dentist's aftercare instructions to recover within the stipulated time.
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Schedule an Appointment with Your South Ogden Periodontist Today!
At Skyline Implants & Periodontics, we will help you make a decision about which dental implant type is suitable for you. Contact us at (385) 888-7414 to schedule an appointment, get a quote, or learn more about All-on-4 dental implants.