All-On-4 Dental Implants
What Are All-On-4 Implants?
Single dental implants can restore the look and function of missing teeth. However, when you are missing several teeth or have lost all of your teeth — which is more common than you might think — you may want to consider All-On-4® dental implants. Traditional dental implants are installed tooth by tooth — one screw inserted into the jaw under the gums and paired with a crown on top — eventually fusing the bone and screw together for a strong tooth replacement. The All-On-4 implant technique involves replacing an entire upper or lower set of teeth (or both) with only four implants (screws) per arch. If you are missing all your teeth or need to have all of your remaining teeth removed due to decay and/or damage, All-On-4 dental implants allow you to have a full set of functional, beautiful prosthetic teeth with only eight implants.
Benefits of All-On-4 Implants
Restoring teeth via dental implants gives you back the ability to eat and drink what you want and to smile with confidence. Dental implants restore the natural facial structure as well, providing a healthy, beautiful, functional mouth for the rest of your life. All-On-4 dental implants offer an advantage over single implants, as you don’t need to replace every single tooth at the root with a titanium implant and top it with a prosthetic tooth or crown. With All-On-4s, only four implants hold the entire upper or lower teeth in place. This delivers great results for people who do not have any of their natural teeth left, restoring function and confidence. Like other dental implants, All-On-4s are not removable, do not require adhesives like dentures, and behave much like natural teeth.
All-On-4 Implants in Jupiter, FL
Appearance Implant is your local dental expert, serving the Jupiter, Florida, community for more than 35 years. We offer free consultations to evaluate your options. If you are in Jupiter and are interested in All-On-4 dental implants, contact us today at 561-250-6307 to set up a complimentary consultation appointment. We will work with you to design a custom plan for the life of your implants that will keep your mouth healthy and happy and will bring you back to smiling, eating, and drinking with confidence and ease. Finance plans are available.
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Am I unable to eat certain foods?
All-On-4s allow you to eat and drink the foods and beverages you used to love and had to give up due to problems with your natural teeth, or from missing teeth. You will once again be able to enjoy hot and cold beverages, apples, and even corn on the cob. Your new bite will have a 70% increase in force.
How will this affect my quality of life?
We learn to live with things we cannot easily change, even when those things cause us depression and/or pain. Many patients with missing teeth don’t realize how much they have changed their lives to work around the problems in their mouths. They don’t smile as much or as widely as they used to, they socialize less frequently, and often have strictly limited what they eat and drink, especially out in public. Our patients have said that getting All-On-4 dental implants gave them a new outlook on life, and returned them to their former selves.
Are All-On-4 dental implants safe?
Yes, All-On-4 dental implants are safe, but you should consider a number of factors before choosing this type of dental implant. Getting dental implants of any kind requires oral surgery. Every surgery carries some risk. Further, you should evaluate the experience level of the dentist and practice offering All-On-4s. Just because someone offers them doesn’t mean they fully understand and have relevant experience in installing them to deliver a successful, safe outcome. If you are considering All-On-4s, find a provider with many years of dedicated experience installing this specific type of implant. An ethical dental provider won’t even suggest All-On-4s if the better solution for your mouth is to install individual dental implants or even six implants per arch instead of just four. No two people are the same, and your dental implant plan should be customized to your mouth. Also, make sure any provider you consider for this work takes into account things such as your bone status and age when recommending any type of implant solution.
All-On-4s may not be an ideal solution for you, but there may be other options to restore your mouth function. Choose someone who will go over all of your options and discuss the best path forward to return you to eating, drinking, and smiling with ease.
How will this affect my dental health?
Missing teeth and mouth decay in your teeth and gums puts you at risk for periodontal disease, a serious inflammatory disease that can negatively affect your entire body. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other chronic illnesses. With functional teeth, you can also eat a more balanced diet and chew things you couldn’t before, directly and positively affecting your health.
How to clean All-On-4 dental implants?
There are many benefits to All-On-4 dental implants, and that includes ease of care. You should treat dental implants just as you would regular teeth, taking great care of them with a daily program of brushing and flossing. Combined with regular visits to your dental provider for cleaning, exams, and other care, your implants should stay strong, healthy, and clean for a long time.