All-on-4 | Teeth-In-A-Day
All-on-4 refers to a dental implant procedure that replaces your lower and/or upper teeth sets. Contrary to popular belief, they are natural-looking despite their synthetic qualities. In traditional dentures, your dental surgeon will insert screw fixtures in your gums.
Each screw will replace an old and weak tooth with a prosthetic one. Hence, traditional dentures will require individual tooth replacement with several screw fixtures, and the procedure may last longer. Conversely, all-on-4 offers the best alternative to traditional dentures.
With four titanium screw fixtures into your jawbone, they can replace the entire old denture with fresh prosthetic/false teeth and hold the natural look longer. Thereby, All-on-4 is also a permanent dental implant option to retain brighter smiles with nearly natural aesthetics.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Lower risk of Gum Recession
All-on-4 is a simple procedure that takes no more than 4 post fixtures attached to your jawbone. The replacements and the fixture itself are secure and less frequent in procedure than traditional dentures. As they are fastened and secure, they lower the risk of gum recession disorders.
All-on-4 Prevents Bone Loss
Once the teeth start to loosen, it is common to experience some sort of jawbone degradation and, often, bone loss. However, the All-on-4 dental implant procedure can prevent the risk of bone loss due to missing teeth. As the implants directly affix to the jawbone, they exert pressure similar to natural teeth roots.
Thus, they are integral in holding the jawbone from degrading. Moreover, the all-on-4 retain bone mass and provide bone strength.
Improve Dental Hygiene
Did you know that nearly half of the adult population suffers from gum disease symptoms, and nearly a quarter of the adult population struggles with untended tooth decays? Well, with all-on-4 dental implants, it is relatively easy to resume general oral hygiene care.
While it may sound like that all-on-4 requires special cleaning, it allows brushing, oral rinses, and flossing. Dental checkups on recommended schedules can identify potential problems. In fact, all-on-4 does not include costly adhesives that cause a mess during traditional dentures and require frequent checkups.
Greater Confidence with a Brighter Smile
Replacing missing and old teeth with brighter, whiter prosthetic teeth can help you enhance the beauty of your smile. With the natural look of dental implants, they are rarely noticeable as prosthetics.
The mere thought of having permanent and natural-looking teeth boosts the patients’ confidence. They are able to enjoy their favorite meals and drinks without the fear of losing or harming their dental implants and fixtures.
Drawbacks and Consideration before All-on-4
All-on-4 is suitable for patients of all ages but has a limitation in one aspect. It is the availability of bone mass and strength to hold the strong metal implants and fixtures. While it may be an essential opportunity to restore your beautiful shining smile, there are certain considerations to look at.
Your dental surgeon should consult with you and assess your dental condition and oral health to qualify you as eligible for all-on-4. Here’s what you should know before having an all-on-4 dental surgery.
- You can’t experience how the teeth may feel pre-procedure
- Bone mass and strength is vital for an all-on-4 dental implant
- Molar areas are not eligible for all-on-4, and hence your main biting area may remain intact
Do you want to restore your smile with the all-on-4 dental implant surgery? At Oral & Facial Surgery Institute, Dr. Davis MD can cater to all your oral health needs. Visit our website for more info, or give us a call at (435) 220-2324 to schedule a meeting today.