All-on-4® Treatment Options

All-on-4 Chicago, IL

All-on-4® will probably be on your list of treatment options if you are looking to replace several missing teeth. As dental technology continues to improve, patients now have more options when considering implant-supported dentures – a tooth replacement option that uses implants to support dentures. In this article, you will discover details about the All-on-4 treatment option.

The meaning of All-on-4

All-on-4 is a type of implant-supported denture. This method allows a complete arch of teeth to be fixed securely to four dental implants. The implants at the back are placed at an angle, which means the treatment is feasible for patients with a deficient jawbone.

Since the dental arch is connected to only four implants, patients can return home the same day with a beautiful-looking smile. This makes the treatment process faster and preferable, especially to patients with busy schedules.

Eligibility for All-on-4 treatment

Most candidates who need regular dental implants and qualify for them can get All-on-4. This includes patients with several missing teeth or severe dental decay and trauma. This dental replacement option is usually recommended when all or almost all the teeth on the jaw are lost. An ideal candidate is someone with a healthy jawbone to hold the implant. Patients considering All-on-4 must be free of oral disease or health conditions that may inhibit the bone’s ability to heal, such as gum disease and uncontrolled diabetes.

The placement procedure

Like every dental treatment, All-on-4 starts with a dental assessment. The dentist will do this when the patient visits the dental office for a consultation. They may also take x-rays and medical history to know if All-on-4 will be the best option to restore the patient’s smile.

If the patient is eligible for All-on-4, additional scans and impressions of the teeth will be taken. Patients will be able to choose the teeth color and the dental lab will fabricate the new teeth using the information provided by the dentist.

The next meeting with the dentist is when the surgery happens. The first step is to remove any tooth remaining on the dental arch in question. The dentist will place four implants into the jaw and secure a temporary denture to this. During this period, the implant will fuse with the bone before the permanent denture is attached to the implant. The permanent bridge is strong and reliable and can last a lifetime with adequate oral hygiene and dental checkups.

Patients may experience slight jaw soreness after the procedure, but this is temporary, and most people can resume work the next day after resting. The dentist will provide important aftercare instructions to ensure a full recovery.

Cost of treatment

Since only four implants are needed to support a full dental arch, the cost of getting All-on-4 is lower compared to using single implants to restore every lost tooth. The total cost of treatment depends on the patient’s needs – whether bone grafting is necessary – and the dentist performing the procedure. Patients can discuss with their dentist about financing if they are concerned about treatment costs.

In conclusion

To learn more about the All-on-4 treatment option and how it is used for replacing lost teeth, book an appointment with the dentist.

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