09 Jan Considering All-on-4 Dental Implants? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you’re looking for an alternative to dentures, you’re probably curious about All-on-4 dental implants. This solution to replacing top and/or bottom teeth is growing in popularity thanks to how convenient it is. Plus, it makes your teeth feel much more natural than dentures, but what else should you know?
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
These dental implants involve four implants being placed along the jawbone. If you’re getting a full top and bottom set, you’d have eight total implants. Then, a full set of teeth are anchored in place, giving you a brand new smile that doesn’t move around like dentures.
These work if you’re missing all of your bottom and/or top teeth or if you’re just missing a large arch.
It Only Takes a Day
Thanks to the angle of the implants, you’re able to get a temporary set of teeth on day one. So, there’s no gap and no waiting for months to be able to eat normally again. Once the implants are healed, you’ll get your permanent set. This is why All-on-4 dental implants are called same teeth day as well.
They Work With Bone Loss
While traditional dental implants don’t work if you already have bone loss, these implants do. The areas commonly used for the four implants use the strongest areas of your jawbone. While injuries and infections could cause significant bone loss in these areas, for most people, this isn’t an issue. This makes them a great alternative to traditional implants.
Easy to Take Care Of
You don’t have to remove All-on-4 dental implants like you would dentures. This means you take care of them just like your normal teeth. In fact, they look just like your normal teeth. Brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly is all it takes to keep your implants looking great.
You also don’t have to worry about your teeth moving around or rubbing. They’re permanently attached, making them feel more comfortable in your mouth.
All-on-4 Can Last a Lifetime
The average lifespan of All-on-4 implants is around 20 years, but with proper care, they can last for the rest of your life. This makes them a popular option. You get the procedure done once and you’re all set. Plus, you get back your confidence by having a full set of natural looking teeth that you never have to worry about randomly falling out or coming loose.
Considering All-on-4 dental implants yourself? Schedule an appointment today to learn more.