You may have heard about using implants to get fixed dentures. One of these innovative therapies involves using All on 4 Implants to place fixed dentures to restore a smile. The information below gives you more details about the therapy.
What are All on 4 Implants and How Do They Work?
To learn about All on 4 Implants, you need to define a dental implant. An implant serves as a substitute anchor for a tooth's root. The implant is a small screw, made of titanium, that we surgically fit inside the jawbone. If an implant replaces one tooth, a crown is attached to replicate a natural tooth. For an All on 4 Implants procedure, we strategically place four implants each on the top and on the bottom arches. The implants fuse with the bone for added and lasting stability. By placing the implants, we can also prevent future bone deterioration and loss.
Am I a Good Candidate for All on 4 Implants?
If this therapy intrigues you, you may wonder if you are the right candidate for All on 4 Implants or implant-supported dentures. This therapy may be the right solution for you if you do not want a one-on-one implant to tooth replacement and are in good health, or do not have any conditions that may affect healing. You should have enough jawbone density to support the implants. Some patients schedule bone grafting if they need to increase the density of their jaw bone before receiving implants. Whether you have several missing teeth or you need a full arch replaced, an All on 4 Implant treatment can make a real difference.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Usually, when you get All on 4 implant dentures, you will receive the implants and temporary teeth will be placed. You will get your permanent dentures or fixed teeth after the implants fuse with the jaw bone, which takes about 6 months. By taking this approach, you can enjoy the advantages of your prostheses right away.
We can discuss All on 4 Implants more fully during a dental consultation. Why not give us a call now to set up a time for an appointment today?