All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent solution to the discomfort and inconvenience caused by missing teeth. However, many people aren’t aware of the many benefits of All-on-4 implants.
Patients missing most or all of their teeth might be ideal candidates for all-on-4 implants. If a patient is missing just a few teeth and has healthy gum tissue, traditional dentures can be an option. However, if the patient has no remaining natural teeth and needs anchors for their dentures, all-on-4 dental implants are recommended. Since they are placed at an angle, they do not require as much jawbone density as traditional dental implant techniques.
In addition to being ideal for those with no remaining teeth, all-on-4 implants are also often used when patients have severely damaged teeth that are not salvageable through dental crowns. Since they require less bone density than traditional dental implants, all patients, regardless of bone structure, can benefit from this process.
During your consultation with your dentist, they will examine your mouth to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants and the all-on-four procedure. They will assess the health of your gums and jawbone to determine if you’re a candidate for this procedure. Candidates for the all-on-four implant system have at least enough bone to support the implants. Your dentist will also determine if you have sufficient gum tissue to securely hold and support your denture replacement. If you don’t have enough bone or gums for an implant-supported denture, you may still be able to have the surgery, but you will need to have a bone graft or a gum graft first. These procedures will augment the bone and tissue that will support the implant. Once these prerequisites are met, you can proceed with getting the all-on-four implants.
The benefits of All-on-4 dental implants include having new, permanent teeth that look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. With All-on-4 implants, you can smile confidently and eat the foods you love without worrying about slipping dentures or missing teeth. Your new teeth are placed using just four implant posts, so the process is quick and saves both time and money compared to traditional dental implants that require six to eight months for placement and healing.
Another benefit of choosing All-on-4 is the minimal recovery time needed following the procedure to place the implants. Most patients experience very little discomfort and can return to work the next day. Unlike traditional dental implants, All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent solution, so you never have to worry about replacing them.
To learn more about all-on-4 implants, call us at (817)-382-3275 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2800 S Hulen St Ste 205, Fort Worth, TX 76109.