42% of Irish Adults and over half of European adults have missing teeth. Poor dental hygiene is often the culprit. A staggering 84% of Irish people don’t brush their teeth or floss after meals.
These lifestyle habits can lead to cavities, decay and tooth loss. Luckily, it’s never too late to regain your smile. Whether you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants might be the solution for you.
Several types of dental implants exist and each has its advantages. All-on-4 dental implants are suitable for those with several missing teeth. The procedure involves placing four implants into your jawbone for full-arch restoration.
These four implants can support anywhere between 10 to 14 teeth. It’s quick, convenient and minimally invasive.
So what can you expect during and after this procedure? Most importantly, are all-on-four implants right for you? Read on to find out.
How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are surgical components that can be placed into the bone of the skull or jaw to support a bridge, crown or denture. Traditional models are used for single tooth replacements. For example, if you two missing teeth, your dentist may recommend two implants.
A growing number of patients are now choosing all-on-4 dental implants. Unlike traditional implants, this procedure allows dentists to use fewer implants to replace all missing teeth in an arch.
Let’s say you have 10 missing teeth. Replace each of them individually would be painful and inconvenient. The cost would be higher too. All-on-4 implants are less time-consuming and come with a lower price tag.
During this procedure, your dentist will insert four implants into your jaw. Next, (s)he will place a bridge or another dental prosthesis and a fixed set of teeth into your mouth. Bone grafting isn’t necessary.
Why Choose All-on-4 Implants?
As mentioned above, this advanced dental technique is less invasive and carries fewer risks compared to traditional dental implants. Additionally, it takes less time and money.
A major advantage of all-on-4 dental implants is that they’re suitable for patients who have little bone left or need to replace several teeth. Other key benefits include:
- Prevent bone deterioration
- No bone grafting required
- No denture sores
- Lower costs
- A more natural appearance
- Restore chewing function
- Shorter recovery time
- Minimal pain and discomfort
- Get teeth in as little as one day
- Fully fixed, non-removable teeth
With this procedure, you’ll recover faster and achieve a natural-looking smile. Plus, you won’t have to worry about ill-fitting or painful dentures.
Think of it as a simple, convenient way to fully restore your smile and your confidence.
Is It Right for You?
All-on-4 dental implants are ideal for anyone who has several missing teeth. This technique can help replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth in just one day.
One of the biggest advantages of all-on-four dental implants over traditional implants is that they can be used for patients with low bone volume. Furthermore, the procedure has a higher success rate.
Just make sure you choose an experienced dentist. This technique is relatively new, so it’s important to discuss your options with a qualified medical professional. Also, make sure you ask about aftercare, checkups, costs and other key aspects.
With proper care, all-on-4 implants can last for decades. If you’re ready to give it a try, reach out to our team! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and did you know that we currently offer free dental implant consultations?