What are the benefits of the All-on-4 dental implant procedure?
When patients have lost the majority of their teeth, selecting a cost-effective replacement option which restores both function and aesthetics to the mouth can be difficult. Patients undergoing the All-on-4 procedure enjoy many benefits not provided by other restoration methods, including
- A natural-looking smile
- A comfortable and stable prosthesis that allows patients to eat whatever they please
- Elimination of pain caused by decaying or damaged teeth
- A prosthesis which looks and feels like one’s natural teeth
- Prevention of bone loss caused by missing teeth
Am I a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants?
Many patients who are unable to receive traditional replacement options, such as a fixed bridge, are still able to receive this unique treatment. If you possess the following characteristics, you may be a candidate for the All-on-4 treatment:
- You have several failing or missing teeth.
- You are in need of multiple dental implants.
- You wear dentures.
- You are missing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth
What can I expect during the All-on-4 Procedure?
During the initial consultation, our surgeons will review your medical history and perform an oral examination of any remaining teeth and the gums. They will also consult with the X-rays provided by the referring dentist and may take additional 3D scans to ensure that the proper bone height and width is present to place dental implants. A bone grafting procedure may be necessary to ensure that the implants properly fuse with the jaw bone and create a stable foundation for the full-arch prosthesis. If there are failing teeth which must be removed, this can often occur at the same time that the implants are placed.
During the first procedure, the dental implants are inserted into the jaw, and a temporary set of teeth will be affixed to the implants. Patients will undergo a period of healing to allow the implants to properly fuse with the jaw bone before the attachment of the final prosthesis. Once the implants are securely anchored in the bone, the permanent set of replacement teeth is attached to the abutments.
All-on-4 in Utah & Salt Lake Counties
Dental implants are truly the best functional and aesthetic solution to replacing a full arch of missing teeth and restoring your smile. Drs. Harris, Park, and Brown, and the surgical team at The Dental Implant Specialists has a variety of implant solutions to meet your individual needs, including the All-on-4 procedure. If you are interested in learning more about which dental implant solution is right for you, please contact our offices in Provo, Payson, or South Jordan, UT to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.