What are All-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 implants consist of four titanium implants (screws) embedded in the jaw at strategic locations along the arch. A bridge is screwed onto the implants to create the appearance of natural teeth. This is an excellent solution for tooth loss, with the surgical procedure lasting less than 2 hours per jaw. The entire process (from implant placement to the temporary bridge) takes one day.
What is the All-on-4 procedure?
A CBCT scan is necessary to assess the bone condition. If the patient has sufficient bone, then the surgeon will start the process of implanting the implants in the exact positions needed for the prosthetic work (bridge). Later, a temporary bridge is placed so the patient is not without teeth during the healing period.
A healing process of 4-5 months is required. Once the implants and gum have healed, the surgeon will remove the temporary bridge and place the permanent prosthetic work. Implant placement can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s condition.
Who are candidates for All-on-4 implants?
Patients who have advanced periodontal disease and those who have lost multiple teeth in one jaw, and the remaining teeth have damages that cannot be repaired (trauma, inflammatory processes, large cavities,…)
Advantages of All-on-4 implants:
- One-day procedure
- Safe and long-lasting treatment
- Immediate results
- Improves oral health, chewing functionality, and quality of life
- Boosts self-confidence
- Short recovery time
As we can see, the procedure has numerous advantages and is an ideal solution for most candidates. However, it is important to note that some patients may feel uncomfortable during conversations and chewing food in the first few days after the procedure because most patients have been without teeth for a long time and have gotten used to the empty space. So, when they finally have a fixed work in their mouth, it takes time to get used to the size and design.
Lifetime warranty on all implants and superstructures against breakage.
Five years warranty on all metal-ceramic and zircon-ceramic crowns.
Five years warranty on all wironit dentures.
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