If you’re looking for a way to replace several missing or broken teeth, All-on-4 dental implants may provide you with a natural-looking tooth replacement option. Learn more about All-on-4 dental implants at TruBlu Dentistry and the benefits this type of dental restoration offers.
What is All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Traditional dental implants use one titanium implant post and a dental crown to restore a missing tooth. The procedure also requires your jawbone to fuse to the implant posts, which takes months of healing and waiting.
All-on-4 dental implants simplify the process for people with several missing teeth by offering an entire arch of new teeth with only four implants. Implants are placed in the jaw at precise angles and topped with abutments and your choice of prosthetic, allowing you to leave with a complete set of teeth on the day of surgery.
Who is a Candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a popular method of tooth replacement. They offer the most natural-looking result and convenience. All-on-4 implants work best for people with:
- Multiple damaged or missing teeth
- Jaw or dental trauma
- Damaged gums or oral tissue
- Gum disease
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 offers the results of dental implants in a less invasive, more convenient procedure. The benefits of the All-on-4 treatment concept over traditional implants include:
Shorter treatment times
The traditional dental implant process requires multiple procedures over several months. The All-on-4 process is much more convenient and only requires one procedure, during which you’ll undergo implant surgery and have your restoration prosthetic put on. The method of tilting some of the implant posts makes this possible.
High success rate
Studies show high implant survival rates, up to 99%, over 10 years after the procedure. Xeal™ and TiUltra™, two coatings used in the TruBlu Dentistry All-on-4 implants, help increase soft tissue density and adherence to the jawbone and improve success rates.
Because the All-on-4 treatment takes only one surgery, it offers significant cost savings over a full arch of traditional dental implants or dentures. The alternative options need periodic adjustments or replacements, whereas All-on-4 implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution.
All-on-4 Dental Implant Surgery
The process begins with your dentist taking your history, getting X-rays and 3-D scans, and physically examining your mouth to plan treatment.
For the implant procedure, your dentist puts you under sedation and removes any tooth fragments, exposes the bone, and removes the proper amount of bone to make room for the prosthetic. They then prepare the remaining bone for the implants.
The dentist drills pilot holes at precise angles to provide the greatest strength and stability while avoiding delicate tissue and screw in the implants.
Next, the gums are closed, and the abutments are attached to the implants. Your dentist uses mechanical fasteners to attach the prosthetic, fill the holes, and correct any fit issues.
After you heal completely, you will return for your permanent prosthetic. This lets your dentist fit your permanent restorations to the shape of your fully healed gums.
How Long is the Recovery Time for All-on-4 Implant Surgery?
Most people can resume work two or three days after the implant procedure. Your gum incisions should heal in about two weeks, and your bone should heal within three or four months.
Get Your Smile Back
If you have several missing or damaged teeth that you want to replace, All-on-4 dental implants may provide a cost-effective, long-lasting solution. Contact TruBlu Dentistry today at (708) 424-5650 in Burbank or (773) 646-4664 in Hegewisch to schedule your consultation.