All-on-4 dental implants are implants that consist of four implants and the arch of artificial teeth that they support. These implants are typically used for patients that have extreme bone loss, typically caused by missing teeth. These implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone, and a temporary arch of false teeth is attached to the implants. Once the implants have fused and the jaw bone is fully healed, the permanent arch of prosthetic teeth is attached to the implants.
Advantages of All-on-4 Dental Implants
There are various restorative dental options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. While traditional dentures offer an effective and affordable tooth replacement solution, dental implants offer the most advanced tooth replacement option.
All-on-4 dental implants are a popular alternative that offers a more stable, permanent solution to missing teeth. Four dental implants are placed along the jawbone, providing a secure anchor for a permanent denture restoration. The placement of the four implants prevents any slipping, which is common among denture wearers. All-on-4 dental implants are also a long-term tooth replacement solution that can last for years.
What Happens During an All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure?
During your first appointment, the dentist will perform a comprehensive exam and review the medical background of the patient. They will also take digital X-rays of the jaw so the dentist can get a detailed look at the mouth. All-on-4 implants are custom-made and precisely placed. Once they are secured, the dentist then attaches a temporary denture.
All-on-Four® dental implants are a permanent solution. The dental implants are anchored into the jawbone and fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Your jawbone will regenerate around these dental implants and hold them in place.
Once your dental implants are secure in the jawbone, they will not come out. However, dental implants can fail. The dental implants can fail due to infection or tooth decay. If an infection or tooth decay occurs, the dental implant may come out.
Phoenix Family Dentistry, located in Phoenix, AZ, has the best dentists and is equipped with modern technologies that enable the best dental care services for our patients. To know more about All-on-4 dental implants, call us at (602) 755-6684 and schedule an appointment with our dentist.