The All-On-4 dental implant is a unique, strategic and efficient process that presents the solution to your denture problems. A single implant is an artificial tooth root, surgically anchored into the jaw and fashioned to carry replacement teeth or crown.
Some people opt for dentures as a solution to tooth loss by age or by injury, but at the same time, dentures are not a perfect fit for everyone. Dentures tend to shift and feel unnatural alone. Hence they are not a very comfortable choice.
What if you could upgrade your dentures with the recent innovation of All-On-4 dental implant?
The All-On-4 dental implant is simply a surgical procedure used to replace an entire set of teeth on the upper or lower jaw. It involves placing 4 dental implants strategically to serve as a foundation and pillars to hold a bridge or dentures permanently in place.
A patient with healthy bone structure and proper bite alignment is ready to undergo this dental procedure.
The process is quite straightforward and simple. It begins with the removal of compromised or decaying teeth and tissue, after this, the dentist starts placement of the four implants by marking the angles and position of the implant on one arch. The first two are placed in the front jaw, and the other two are embedded at the back of the jaw at a precise 450 angle. This precision is to avoid invasive bone grafting. After the implants are anchored in place, an arch or set of 12 to 14 teeth are attached to the abutments on the implant rods.
The patient may also return for a second permanent denture after the implants have been fully integrated and the healing time is complete.
These new teeth possess aesthetic qualities much more fabulous than conventional dentures. Another advantage is that it prevents further tooth loss, bone damage, and gum recession. It is also generally cost-effective.
The All-On-4 dental implant is suitable for all ages. It is stable, comfortable and more or less permanent. The implants can only be removed by your dentist or a prosthodontist. It only takes a couple of hours for the procedure to be complete and the restoration process is also immediate. With just one visit to the dentist, you can smile, laugh, chew, and brush your own teeth in your own mouth every day.
On your part, the patient is expected to maintain gentle oral hygiene, to prevent opportunistic infections and maintain your new dentition.
Also, for a brief period surrounding the operation, patients are expected to go on a diet of soft foods. In the end, you continue to benefit from your new natural look.