For most people that go through dental implant procedure, the process involved in the treatment can be a lengthy one; from initial consultation with the dentist through treatment and recovery time, and finally the finished product – a fully restored, healthy smile.
With advance in dental implant technology, now there is another option to consider that takes away much of the time associated with dental implant treatment. Known as the All-on-4 dental implant technique, it may also be referred to as ‘same day teeth’ or ‘same day smiles’, and is a method used by dentist to replace a full arch of upper and/or lower teeth – using only 4 implants.
Unlike normal dental implant procedure, which can take few weeks to complete, an entire All-on-4 treatment can be complete in just one day and involves the dentist placing four dental implants into the patient’s mouth. A fixed-bridge is then attached onto the implants, locking them together, and enabling them to heal.
Since the two posterior implants are placed at angles, issues whereby a patient may have sufficient bone mass in the jaw bone to ordinary support dental implants are minimized.
Prior to the treatment, the dentist will undertake a full review of the patient’s medical history in order to plan the treatment, including extraction of existing teeth.
At the time of treatment, the implants will placed, abutments fitted, and then the fixed-bridge will be applied and adjusted to ensure the best possible fitting and comfort is achieved – all in one visit.
A further visit will be required at a later date in order for the dentist to remove the bridge and take new impressions in order to create a more permanent set of teeth. These will be custom-fitted to match the patient’s mouth and so ensure perfect comfort and bite.
Although often used for patients whole jaw bone mass may not normally accommodate standard dental implant treatment, All-on-4 dental implants can also be utilized for patients who find wearing traditional dentures uncomfortable, or who may have problems performing normal tasks with dentures, such as eating.
Advantages of All-on-4 New Permanent Teeth:
- Looks and function like natural teeth
- Comfortable and stable fit so you can eat with confident
- Beautiful, secure teeth in same day
- Uses Biocompatible material that is compatible with your body
- No need to remove them for daily care
To learn more about this innovative procedure in St. Charles, IL, contact our experienced team at Randallwood Dental by calling (630) 280-3774 or visit us online at Randallwooddental.com.