If you have lost most or all of your teeth and are looking for an alternative to dentures, All On 4 dental implants could be the right solution for you.
Anyone who is missing adjacent teeth can go with the viable solution of getting multiple dental implants. Dealing with the aftermath of tooth loss can take a toll on anyone.
Not only do you have to face embarrassment when talking or smiling in front of others, but it is not healthy in many ways from an oral perspective.
Treatment Options For Missing Teeth
At Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, our expertise in this area is second-to-none, helping you to obtain a jaw of fully functioning teeth that not only look good but feel secure too.
Who Is A Good Candidate For All On 4 Implants?
The use of dental implants to replace just a single tooth has moved on considerably in recent years. The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is one of the newest innovations which replaces all of the teeth in a single arch on just four dental implants.
|•||If you are a wearer of full dentures you may want to consider implants, particularly if they are uncomfortable or prone to moving|
|•||If you wear partial dentures but only have a few teeth left, the All-on-4 procedure is still an option, but you will need to have your existing teeth extracted.|
This can often be carried out at the same time as you have dental implants inserted.
What Are All On 4 Dental Implants?
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is a surgical procedure that is a three-stage process. During the first stage, planning and consultation is crucial in determining your suitability for this treatment.
Appropriate tests and scans to assess your general health, and examine your jawbone for bone loss will be conducted. The surgery is fairly simple, and it usually takes only a few hours.
A 3D/CT Scan is taken and used as a template for your oral surgery, pinpointing the exact position of where the dental implants should be placed.
Impressions of your mouth are taken and sent to a laboratory where your new teeth are made and available for fitting on the day of your treatment.
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Once all of the planning is complete, a date will be scheduled for the procedure. It takes approximately two hours per jaw to insert the four implants and attach your new teeth. However, it could possibly take longer if you are having your teeth extracted as well.
The All On 4 Implant Procedure
We will then remove the teeth that could interfere with the restoration, then address any infected or diseased gum tissue.
After cleaning the area, we will then expose a tiny part of your jawbone and prepare the site for the implant. This will allow the implants to be precisely placed at an angle where they will not touch your sinus membrane (in the upper jaw) nor the inferior alveolar nerve (in the lower jaw).
We will suture the incisions, then place your temporary teeth. This will leave you with a nice-looking smile the same day you enter our office.
All On 4 Recovery
As the technique is done in just one visit, you should be fully recovered within one to two weeks. You may experience minimal discomfort, swelling, or bleeding during the first day post-op, but they will gradually subside.
You may be prescribed antibiotics to protect the surgical site from infection and give you instructions on how to keep the area clean.
Patients Feel Secure With A New Smile
Your jawbone will naturally osseointegrate with the titanium roots in three to six months. When that happens, the temporary will be replaced with dental implants; a final restoration, permanent one; made just for you.
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No matter the complexity of your case, our implant experts offer a variety of options to serve your needs. We offer same day implants, zygomatic implants, and more.
Schedule an appointment at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery by calling 304-343-5161 or contact us today!