What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Many adults have gaps and missing teeth when it comes to their smile and it can have a serious impact on their confidence. So dental implants can often be a long-term resolution that many people consider when it comes to dental procedures. However, if there is a larger gap where more than one implant might need to be fitted, then you may look at having a full-arch fixed bridge implant, or what is more commonly referred to as all-on-4 dental implants. These bridges are usually supported by four to six implants, brought together with many different materials as options. However, what are the reasons for considering having all-on-4 dental implants, and what is the process?
Reasons for getting all-on-4 dental implants fitted
There are many reasons why your dentist might recommend you look at all-on-4 dental implants as an option for your gaps and missing teeth. Here are some of the common reasons why it could be an option for you.
It is a permanent solution
You won’t need to be bothered with removing dentures or fear further treatments when you have all-on-4 dental implants fitted. It is seen as a permanent solution as they can last as long as your natural teeth.
Gives you comfort and boosts your confidence
All-on-4 dental implants are a comfortable solution to a problem. The procedure itself may give you a little discomfort at the beginning, but once the implants are in and the crowns and replacement teeth are fitted, you will feel like they have always been there. This can also give you the ultimate confidence boost when it comes to how you look and feel about your appearance.
Helps recuperate bone strength in your jaw and mouth
If you use dentures, you may experience some bone loss. This is because your jaw and the bone structure within it is not being utilized in a way it would normally be. However, with the all-on-4 dental implants, you will notice that the bone structure fuses to the implants and so your jaw functions in the way it is supposed to.
Your mouth can function better
On the subject of your mouth functioning better, it can help you when it comes to chewing food and speech issues that you may have experienced in the past.
It is aesthetically pleasing
Last of all, there is no denying that the all-on4 dental implants will be aesthetically pleasing as they can be as closely matched to your natural teeth and the way your mouth would have looked.
What is the process?
Before undergoing the process, you will have a model taken of the current structure within your mouth. This will highlight if any adjustment needs to be made before a dental implant bridge is placed in your mouth and so the most natural appearance can be achieved when the process is completed. The process can take anywhere from 4-6 months to complete, but this could take longer as it all depends on how well the bones fuse to the implant and the wounds heal properly. Once all that has happened, the new teeth can be fitted.
If you or anyone in your family is in need of dental implants, schedule your appointment with us today.