What are the techniques used for All-On-Four Dental Implants?
All-On-Four: One full arch of teeth by placing four dental implants.
The All-On-Four Implants method is a less invasive and expensive than conventional implant restoration. With more than 15 years of clinic success, the All-On-Four Implant treatment offers a viable solution for patients who are trying to avoid the inconveniences of regular, removable dentures.
Its name comes from the fact that it entails placing four implants in each arch of the mouth which at the same time replace the total or partial teeth loss to a fully recovered set of teeth fixed over four implants.
How does this procedure work?
Previous to starting with surgery, the patient needs to undergo a process of analysis to confirm that he is an ideal candidate. It is necessary to take a 3D dental scan, a panoramic X-ray, and training study models to know their oral health and plan a person’s most appropriate treatment.
The process of placing dental implant involves undergoing a surgical phase supported by local dental anesthesia or intravenous sedation if requested by the patient.
First, the process starts by removing teeth that are not restorable, if any. After that, the four dental implants are placed. Once the surgery and post operation considerations are taken, a provisional denture will be placed and adjusted. This will give the patient a total functionality of the mouth after the surgical stage. After that, the restorative stage will take place once the implants are Osseo-integrated to the bone. This process usually takes from 4 to 6 months and here is when the provisional denture will be replaced by a Hybrid Bar over the four implants and this will be the final set of teeth. This bar can be manufactured in Acrylic, Crystal ultra or Zirconia material and the cost varies depending on the material.
What type of care must be followed after the surgery?
The post-surgery care is not usually very complicated, but every patient must follow the dentist’s recommendations. The success in placing these implants will depend on self-care and appropriate medication. Cold weather and a good hygiene will also have an impact in the process of having an easier recovery.
After the surgery, it is highly recommendable that the patient eats a soft diet during the first month. Besides analgesics and antibiotics, the specialist will schedule control appointments to be aware of how the healing process is going.
Benefits from the All-On-Four Dental Implants.
The main advantage from this recent technique it the possibility of restoring all the teeth from the upper or lower arch of the mouth with a specific amount of implants. This grants a fixed, non-removable set of teeth.
The implants are placed on the maxilla, jaw bone in a strategic, angular way that permits the total use of the jaw bone base.
There will be bone density stability.
There will be a minimum bone loss.
There will be a decrease in dental treatment expenses.
The patient will have a great retention and stability of his or her bite.
It is a short treatment that assures less visits to a local dentist.
The patient’s life style will improve immediately after the surgery due to the fact that the patient receives a temporary denture over the implants on the same day.
The patient can enjoy an aesthetic smile and self-esteem recovery.
How do you know if the All-On-4 Dental Implants is the right option for you?
The first step will be to evaluate your jaw bone density and general state of your teeth. Once this is done, your first dental appointment will be scheduled.
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