What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be a great option for those who have lost a full arch of teeth or have multiple teeth that are damaged beyond repair. Advanced All-on-4® dental implants from Nobel Biocare® offer an innovative solution for those who require total arch tooth replacement. This system places four dental implants at strategic locations in your upper and lower arch in order to securely attach a custom full-arch restoration. All-on-4 dental implants allow you to regain proper biting function and let you speak and smile with confidence after tooth loss.
We are proud to offer this revolutionary tooth replacement option to our Houston, TX patients at Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress. A significant concern among our patients, full arch tooth loss impacts the ability to bite, chew, speak, and function normally. Your lifestyle can be enhanced by replacing damaged or missing teeth with All-on-4 dental implants, making it easier to eat the foods you love and smile with confidence. Dental implant solutions remove the worry over your tooth replacement causing you discomfort or slipping when you eat or talk. To find out how you may be able to overcome tooth loss with All-on-4 dental implants, schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist today.
Are All-on-4 Implants Right for Me?
You can benefit from a whole range of things when you choose to replace an entire arch of upper or lower teeth with All-on-4 dental implants. Utilizing four special dental implants, this permanent approach to solving tooth loss issues fuses with your jaw, giving you high-level support and a custom full-arch implant-supported appliance. All-on-4 enhances your appearance for a more youthful and natural look and is custom-crafted to fit your facial and jaw features. You can regain almost all of your original biting and chewing power because your replacement teeth are strongly supported by dental implants. Eat what you like and maintain a healthy lifestyle with All-on-4 and set aside worries over the potential that your tooth replacement will slip.
If you are missing all or most of your teeth in one or both arches or have experienced severe damage to your teeth that has necessitated extraction, All-on-4 may be right for you. Other reasons this option may work well for you may be if you want to stop using a removable denture in favor of a more permanent solution. Even if you have bone loss in your jaw, All-on-4 may still work for your smile, a feature not always available from other implant solutions. Many of our patients choose All-on-4 implants over removable tooth replacement options because their new set of teeth attaches securely to their implants, keeping them from having to use adhesive.
Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress particularly enjoys offering this procedure because All-on-4 dental implants can deliver immediate results. In many cases, it takes only a single visit for your All-on-4 dental implants to be placed and a temporary appliance attached. With a 98 percent success rate, the All-on-4 treatment concept may be ideal for a wide range of patients. Call us today to schedule a consultation with our dentist if tooth loss is affecting your oral health and lifestyle, and find out if All-on-4 implants are right for you.
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How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?
When you visit our office for your All-on-4 consultation, we will take advanced 3D cone beam images of your jaw, face, and mouth to map the best locations for your dental implants. These highly-detailed images help us discover the amount of bone in the jaw and how to plan to angle your four implants so we can make the best use of your jawbone to support your implants. Before your implant procedure, we will use a local anesthetic to numb your jaw. We also offer sedation dentistry solutions if you would like to use them to keep you comfortable throughout your visit.
Your All-on-4 implants will be surgically positioned in your jaw, and then we will attach a temporary full-arch tooth replacement for you to wear while your mouth heals. During healing, your implants will fuse with the jawbone to help them stabilize. You can immediately use your temporary teeth when eating, and they will give your smile a natural appearance. For 3 – 6 months, your implants will integrate with your jaw in a process called osseointegration. After this process is complete, you will return to our office to have your temporary appliance removed. At that time we will complete your procedure by attaching your custom-made, permanent set of beautiful teeth to your All-on-4 dental implants.
What Happens After Dental Implant Surgery?
All-on-4 dental implants are a minimally invasive procedure. Once your implant surgery is over, you may notice minor discomfort or swelling, but this should resolve in a few days. Pain medication or non-prescription pain relievers may be recommended or prescribed to ensure you remain comfortable while your implant sites heal. To support a speedy recovery process, our team will provide instructions on how to clean your new teeth. Just like real teeth, dental implants need proper brushing and flossing techniques to stay healthy. It is important to keep up with routine maintenance cleanings at our Houston, TX practice. These cleanings can help you keep your new appliances in ideal shape and give our team the chance to monitor your gums, jaw, and dental implants over time.
Are All-on-4 Implants Covered by Insurance?
It may be that a portion of your All-on-4 dental implant procedure is covered by your dental insurance. Our knowledgeable business team will reach out to your provider prior to beginning your treatment plan to explore your coverage options and find out about any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur. We want to help you enhance your quality of life with tooth replacement so you can enjoy the many benefits All-on-4 can offer. Because of this, we offer several convenient payment methods and can give you information on low- or no-interest financing options through CareCredit®.
A Full-Arch Tooth Replacement Solution
All-on-4 dental implants can boost your confidence, oral health, and the cosmetic appeal of your smile. By replacing an entire arch of upper or lower teeth, this tooth replacement option can greatly enhance your ability to eat what you want and speak with clarity. You can rely on your new replacement teeth to stay put because they attach to your implants, which eliminates the challenge of removable appliances. If you are interested in this implant solution that offers same-day results, call Made Ya Smile in Houston, TX to schedule your appointment with our dentist and team. We can evaluate your treatment needs and help you decide if All-on-4 dental implants are your ideal smile solution.