Dental Implants (All on 4’s)
What are All-On-4s Dental Implants?
All-on-4s dental implants use four strategically-placed implants to keep a denture securely in place. This treatment option is ideal for patients who have problems keeping their denture in their mouth without it slipping or falling out. The implants are placed on both arches as needed and a new denture plate is snapped into place. The denture can be removed to be cleaned but is otherwise securely in place when it is over the implants.
Why are All-On-4s Dental Implants needed?
Many patients prefer all-on-4s implants for their dentures because the procedure helps to prevent slippage and embarrassing moments. What’s more, the procedure only uses four implants per arch, so you won’t need to have five or more implants placed just to keep the appliance in place. Dental implants are permanent in nature and once they’ve been given time to bond naturally with the bone of the jaw, they are securely in place and ready to help with holding your denture.
What makes you a good candidate for All-On-4s Dental Implants?
You should be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery if you’re interested in all-on-4s implants. The implants rely on adequate bone mass in the area where the restorations will be placed. If you suffer from bone loss or other bone density conditions, you may need a bone grafting prior to the implants being placed. An exam and consultation can help us determine if you’d benefit from implants.
What can be expected with All-On-4s Dental Implants?
After your consultation, we will carefully insert four dental implants per arch. Small incisions are made through the gums and the implants inserted deep into the bone. The gums are sutured and you’ll be ready to go home. Sedation options will be discussed with you during your consultation appointment so that the procedure is comfortable for you. Over the course of about three to six months, the implants will go through a process known as osseointegration, which simply means that they’ll bond with the existing bone in the area. The next step is creating a new denture plate and putting it securely in place.
If you are interested in all-on-4 dental implants and want to learn more about this treatment option, call our office today and we’ll work to get you in for an appointment.