All on 4 Dental Implants For Full Mouth Replacement
All-on-4 Dental Implants are an innovative implant method that provide patients who have lost all or most of their teeth with a permanent correction in as minimally invasive a manner as possible. Unlike traditional implant methods, which typically require six to ten implants to be placed, All-on-4 provides the same level of support using only four strategically placed implant posts. In addition to minimizing the number of posts needed (which in turn reduces costs), All-on-4 can also be performed without the use of a bone graft.
From regular periodontal maintenance to repairing, correcting, and preventing periodontal disease, including the placement of dental implants, we are proud to provide you with the highest quality dental care available in a comfortable environment. We are also committed to ensuring you know as much as possible about your oral health so you can make important, informed decisions regarding your oral health and treatment options. To learn more about All-on-4, please refer to the following information; or if you would like to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment for All-on-4 dental implants, contact us today at (740) 366-3559.
Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants
Patients who decide to have All-on-4 dental implants enjoy a range of significant benefits and improvements to their lives, including the following:
- Natural feel and appearance
- More affordable than individual implants
- Restores facial features and improves overall aesthetic appearance
- Full set of teeth in one visit
- Restores your ability to eat most foods
- Bone graft not typically required
- Halts progression of bone loss
- Can be cleaned and brushed just like regular teeth
- Minimally invasive
- Permanent solution, provided good oral care habits are followed
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All-On-4 Dental Implant Procedure
Prior to having the procedure performed, an initial consultation will be necessary to determine if you are a viable candidate for All-on-4 dental implants and if it is the best option for your unique needs. This will include an examination of your jawbone to ensure it has the strength and structural integrity to support All-on-4 implants. If it is determined that this is the optimal approach for you, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled. On the day of the procedure, we will answer any questions you have and make sure you are comfortable. Next, we will administer a local anesthetic (and dental sedation if necessary) to ensure that any pain or discomfort is minimized or eliminated.
Once you are sufficiently numbed, if necessary, any decayed teeth are removed and the area cleaned. Next, four titanium posts are strategically placed into your jawbone in a manner that ensures optimal support to anchor your dentures. Once these posts are in place, it will take approximately three to four months for the jawbone cells to attach to the titanium post (osseointegration). A temporary set of dentures or bridge will be provided during this healing process. At your return visit, we will examine the posts, and if they are ready, attach your permanent teeth to them.
Once this is done and we have determined that your bite is correct, your procedure will be complete!
Aftercare Following All-on-4 Dental Implants
To reduce the risk of complications and enjoy a speedy recovery, it is essential to closely follow post-operative instructions. If you are prescribed antibiotics and/or pain relief medication, follow the recommended dose until the prescription runs out. It is also common to experience swelling and soreness as well as mild bleeding, all of which should go away over time. One of the most important things aftercare instructions you need to follow is to stick to a soft food diet for several weeks following the procedure, slowly reintroducing harder foods as your healing process progresses.
Once you have completed the healing process, the most effective way to ensure the longevity of your All-on-4 dental implants and prevent similar issues from developing in the future is to maintain good oral hygiene. In addition to brushing twice daily (minimum) and flossing on a regular basis, it is equally important to brush and floss properly, cleaning your toothbrush after every use. It is also important to replace your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles become irregular or flay.
Along with following good self-care, it is also important to schedule checkups with your periodontist every six months or more frequently if you are at higher risk of periodontal disease. These regular appointments allow us to conduct a professional cleaning that will remove plaque and tartar that cannot be removed using traditional methods, and provide us with an opportunity to survey your current oral health and identity and address issues before they develop.
If you follow these best practices, you will maximize the longevity of your All-on-4 dental implants and enjoy a bright, healthy smile for many years to come!
Cost of All on 4 Dental Implants
The cost of All-on-4 dental implants will be determined by a variety of factors, including what (if any) type of dental sedation is used, what type of material is used, and how much (if any) of the cost is covered by your dental insurance plan. We are happy to help you file your claim and ensure that you maximize your insurance reimbursement, but any remaining balance will be your responsibility.
If you are not able to pay the full amount due at the time services are rendered, the following financial options may be available:
- Care Credit: 0% interest for (maximum) three months (Our office pays a fee to keep this interest loan free for three months, provided the bill is paid on time)
- 0% interest for pre-authorized debit/credit card for (maximum) four months (Agreement must be signed beforehand)
- Most credit card companies provide interest-free credit for one year to new cardholders.
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
At Newark Periodontics & Dental Implant Specialists, our patients are our most important asset. We are committed to providing you with high-quality care and developing a trusting, long-lasting relationship to ensure you receive continuity of care tailored to your unique needs.
To schedule an appointment for All-on-4 dental implants, or to learn more about other services we offer, contact our staff at (740) 366-3559.
We look forward to providing you with the care and support you deserve!