If you have missing or damaged teeth, you may have heard of the All-on-4™ technique utilizing Dental Implants,which is quickly becoming one of the most popular options for replacing teeth. Although All-on-4™ gets a lot of praise, many people are still unclear on the details of the process or what makes them different from other techniques utilizing dental implants. Here’s what you need to know:
1. Single or multiple teeth can be replaced. Some people think that dental implants are only an option if you need a full set of new teeth, but this isn’t the case. The truth is that the All-on-4™ process can be used to replace a whole set of upper or lower teeth. If someone is missing all of their upper or lower teeth the All-on-Four™ is a great solution. Additionally, the All-on-4™ technique is a great choice for someone who has existing teeth in bad condition that need to be removed.
2. Even a full set can be done in one day. All-On-4™ Dental Implantsis also known as New-Teeth-in-a-Day ™ and there is a reason for that. Even though the dentist is essentially remaking your smile, the entire process can always be completed in a single day. By the time you leave the office you will have a complete, brand new tooth or set of teeth. You will be able to look in the mirror and see your new smile right away.
3. Simple, minor surgery is involved. New-Teeth-in-a-Day ™ is technically a surgical procedure, although it is a minor one. During this procedure your dentist will give you a general anesthetic so that you will sleep through the process and not experience pain. For full sets they will remove any teeth that are in the way and then they will prepare the gums for the implants. When you wake up, the procedure will be over.
4. The implants are durable and permanent. Unlike dentures or less durable implants, the All-On-4 ™ Dental Implants are essentially a new set of permanent teeth. They are held in place with titanium (invisible below the gum line) and rooted directly into the jaw bone, every bit as strong as real teeth – in some ways even stronger.
This is just a basic overview of the All-On-4 ™ Dental Implants process. What other questions do you have? Do you think you’re ready to try them for yourself? If so it’s time to talk to your dentist and see if they could be an option for you!
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Heather B has always been interested in dentistry, she enjoys finding information on the newest dentist techniques.