What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
PARK PLAZA DENTAL
BY Dr. Gabriela Espinoza
Losing teeth over time is completely normal. After all, they undergo extensive wear and tear every day. But although the situation is common, many people who have lost full sets of teeth feel embarrassed about their smile or feel uncomfortable speaking or eating their favorite foods. If you’d like to regain a complete smile after losing all your upper or lower teeth, an option called All-on-4 dental implants is available. Hundreds of thousands of people like you have recovered full mouth functionality with an All-on-4 implant solution. We’ve put together this guide of frequently asked questions about the treatment to help you decide whether All-on-4 dental implants are the right choice for you.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants? All-on-4 dental implants are a full set of implants designed to replace your entire upper or lower set of teeth. They act as a more permanent and natural-looking alternative to dentures. Traditionally, each dental implant has one small titanium screw that a surgeon inserts into the gums. Then, the dentist places a single false tooth to the screw. With an All-on-4 implant, you don’t need to replace each lost tooth individually. Instead, a dental professional will surgically insert four titanium posts into your jawbone as the main anchors. They can then attach a permanent denture at those four areas for a seamless look across your entire mouth. The teeth will stay in your mouth permanently and look just as natural as your surrounding real teeth.
What Are the Advantages of All-on-4 Implants? Many people gain renewed confidence in their appearance with All-on-4 implant surgery. The implants offer several benefits that allow patients to enjoy the smile of a lifetime, including, you can replace your entire set of missing teeth in just one day with only one surgery, the implants permanently secure to your mouth, so they won’t loosen or shift like dentures, the procedure restores your entire set of teeth with only four implants. All-on-4 implants cost less than replacing each tooth individually. You won’t typically need any bone grafting. All-on-4 implants are a fantastic option for people of all ages who have lost their full set of teeth, and most patients are fully satisfied with their results. However, you and your dentist should go over every aspect of the procedure to make sure these implants are the ideal option for you.
How Long Do All-on-4 Implants Last? All-on-4 dental implants are meant to be a permanent dental solution. Your implants can last 20 years or more with proper care. The long-term implant-related success rate after 10 years is more than 94 percent, according to some scientific studies.
What Is the Recovery Time for All-on-4 Implants? Recovery time for traditional implants typically ranges from three to eight months, but with All-on-4 implants, you’ll likely recover much sooner. An All-on-4 system can fuse to your bone more easily than individual implants, which promotes better stability.
If you’re considering getting dental implants, one of the most important things you can do is to find a dental specialist who uses products with an outstanding reputation. Your implants should be made with the highest quality materials to uphold strict safety standards while remaining cost-effective. You’ll find this blend of expertise and affordability at Park Plaza Dental. We have all of the dentists, specialists, and laboratory in one center. If you are interested in a complimentary consultation and 3D scan, please call us at (954) 998-5000 to schedule your visit.
Dr. Gabriela Espinoza is an orthodontic and cosmetic dentist at PARK PLAZA DENTAL. She has over 10 years of experience caring for her patients. She received her dental degree (DMD) from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and completed a fellowship in Orthodontics at New York University. Dr. Espinoza focuses her practice on restorative dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, Invisalign and Orthodontics. Her ultimate goal is to provide the best quality of care for all of her patients and to add to their overall sense of well-being. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Espinoza at Park Plaza Dental, please visit www.parkplazadentalcare.com or call (954) 998-5000.