Losing teeth is a common predicament for adults over 60 years old. For others of a younger age, tooth loss may be due to accident or injury. Dentures are the most obvious solution, but traditional dentures are not always stable and can be problematic. All on 4 implants are a fixed, long-term and aesthetically pleasing solution for your dental replacement problems. Within a day you can have a complete and functional smile, without the need for any bone-grafting.
4 implants are fitted in the jaw, providing the stable base for a denture or bridge. The implants at the posterior of the mouth are placed at an angle of 45 degrees to allow for maximum support. Patients with low bone levels on their jaw are required to go through a long and tiring process of bone grafting. However, with All on 4 you can achieve the beautiful, functional smile you desire without the need for bone grafting. Once the implants are placed, the dental implants dentist can fix a dental prosthesis to your jaw for a complete and stable smile.
The overall time taken, from your first sitting with the dentist to complete recovery after surgery, takes a matter of days. The dentist will fix the temporary prosthesis within 2 to 3 sittings and the remaining days will be needed to fully recover from the surgery. The temporary prosthesis has a lifespan of 5 to 10 years, but you can opt for a permanent prosthesis 6 months after treatment, which can last a lifetime.
Traditional dental implant techniques can take anywhere between one year to eighteen months and are unsuitable for patients with low bone density, whereas All on 4 can provide results in a day and does not require any invasive bone grafting procedures.
Post surgery care
Some precautionary steps must be taken after surgery in order to avoid infection and reduce pain. Cold and soft food should be eaten for the first 2 days and ice packs can be applied to the affected area in order to reduce swelling. Just one day is required for recovery after the process, but a few more days is required to completely recover.