How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?

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From preventing bone loss to providing a fixed and permanent tooth solution, the all-on-4 dental implants have numerous benefits. The implants work once they are placed inside the jaw, where either they replace or act as a tooth’s root. The all-on-4 treatment is biocompatible, and it easily forms a bond with the bone, just like a natural tooth does.

They offer a permanent solution to the decayed and missing teeth within the same day. The all-on-4 treatment is also known as teeth in a day, same-day smile, or same-day teeth. In this article, we will discuss the working principles of this treatment and emphasize the procedural steps. So, let’s begin.

Working Principles of All-on-4 Treatment

This treatment employs four implants to replace a complete row of either missing or decayed teeth. The titanium implants are screwed into the lower and upper jawbone. Afterward, they are fixed with a denture on top. The implants efficiently infuse with the jawbone and have excellent durability where they can last for at least more than two decades or throughout your lifetime (if cared for properly).

The implants work as a solid anchor for missing or decayed teeth and offer a fully-functioning dental restoration that is comfortable and sturdy. The implants are installed within the same day, and once they are placed correctly, they are highly stable and provide excellent ease of convenience to the patients. After the healing process, patients can easily chew on the foods they want and smile big with confidence.

Procedural Steps

The all-on-4 dental implants are a durable treatment option for removable partials.

Consultation

In this step, the dentist will evaluate the patient’s oral health via an oral examination, such as X-rays and CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) scan. When the consultation ends, the dentist will present a treatment plan and the schedule of the procedure.

Implant Surgery

Once the sedation takes effect, the dentist will make incisions into the gums after the patient’s teeth have been extracted. Then, the titanium rods will be attached to the sockets. Afterward, gums will be stitched, and the four implants will penetrate each arch. And finally, they will merge with the gums and jawbone.

Healing Process

After the surgery, patients will initially experience some soreness or swelling. Generally, it takes around 3-6 months for full recovery and healing. Before that, it is good to handle liquid, semi-liquid, and soft foods only.

Final Thoughts

Traditional dentures usually require a dental adhesive to keep the teeth intact. The all-on-4 implants do not require any dental adhesive as they are securely fastened to the solid anchors in the mouth. The implants in the jaw support a full-fixed bridge and offer a permanent dental restoration to the patients’ mouth. Patients can smile, speak, or eat without worrying that their teeth will fall out of place.

Contact your Walnut Creek Implant dentist, Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Dental Implant Solutions today for more information about denture alternatives.

Resource:

Denture Alternatives – Dental Implants Or All-On-Four?

*Neither this nor any other content in this media is meant to prescribe, recommend, or prevent any treatment or procedure. We highly recommend that you get the advice of a qualified dentist or other medical practitioners regarding your specific dental condition

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