The All-on-4® treatment concept allows for replacing a full set of teeth. If you are missing several of your top or bottom teeth and are looking for a full-mouth reconstruction option, this treatment may be right for you. While this treatment option does involve dental implants and replaces your entire upper, lower, or both sets of teeth, it can be a great solution for someone looking to transform their smile. Let’s examine the process and how All-on-4® dental implants work. 

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What Is All-on-4®?

All-on-4® dental implants use dental implants to secure a set of false teeth to your gum line and jaw. Thanks to between four to six dental implants per upper or lower jaw, this dental implant system replaces your full set of teeth. Unlike dentures, the All-on-4® dental implant system is secure and feels similar to your natural teeth. These implants act and feel like your regular teeth, making them a great option to replace missing teeth.

Steps to Getting All-on-4 Dental Implants

One of the big things to consider when getting the All-on-4® dental implant system is your remaining teeth. If you want to replace an upper or lower jaw set of teeth, you can maintain whichever set of teeth you are not replacing. However, you will need the remaining teeth extracted to make room to install this full set of teeth. Once these extractions are healed enough, your dentist will install the dental anchors that are secure points for the All-on-4® dental implant set. 

These implants will need time to heal. However, many dentists have a “teeth in a day” system for installing these dentures. The permanent denture set acts as a bandage over the surgical extraction points, allowing you to replace your teeth immediately. You should follow all dental advice post-procedure to ensure the best possible outcome, of course, but with a teeth-in-a-day treatment plan, you can have your implants installed and a set of temporary teeth all in one day. 

After three to six months, when your jaw heals, your All-on-4® dental implant should be ready for final installation. Be aware that it can take some time to adjust to the feeling of your new dental implant, so be sure to take it easy and practice chewing with your new set of teeth. It’s normal to have an adjustment period to your new teeth; however, if you’re having dental pain, discomfort, or swelling, contact your dentist immediately. This also applies to signs of infection, inflammation, or a bad taste or smell that won’t go away, as these can be signs of an infection.

If you’re interested in All-on-4® dental implants, have questions, or would like to make an appointment, contact Southbridge Dentistry at [number]. Our team of trained professional dentists can answer your questions and help you determine if this implant system is right for your unique dental needs. Feel free to call us to learn about All-on-4® dental implants or to schedule an appointment today.

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