The All-On-4 Procedure
The process for getting all-on-4 dental implants varies slightly from patient to patient. The procedure always begins with a consultation, dental x-rays, and a CBCT scan to evaluate your existing bone structure and assist in manufacturing your all-on-4 permanent denture.
The first step is to remove any few remaining teeth from the dental arch to be treated and prepare the jawbone and mouth for implant placement with bone grafting, if necessary.
Once your jawbone has adequate bone mass to support the dental implants, they are typically placed during a single procedure. This placement is followed by a recovery period which can last for about six months. During this time, your jawbone and dental implants undergo the process of osseointegration as they fuse together.
Once healed, we can then permanently attach your new denture to your four strategically placed dental implants, and you can continue to practice your regular oral hygiene routine at home.
Find the Tooth Replacement Option That’s Right for You at ONE Dental
All-on-4 is a great option for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth on one or both dental arches. However, it is not always the right tooth-replacement treatment option for everyone. Patients must be healthy enough to undergo the dental implant placement process, which means having generally good gum health with no signs of infection. Additionally, they must also be able to abstain from tobacco use at least throughout treatment but preferably for as long as they have dental implants in place.
To learn more about all-on-4 dental implants or to schedule a smile restoration consultation with our dentists, we welcome you to contact ONE Dental today.