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All-On-4 Dental Implant Procedure – A Step-By-Step Guide

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All-On-4 provides superior stability without necessitating bone grafting procedures, promising faster recovery times for its patients.

Starting a journey toward new full arch of teeth starts with an initial dental consultation. X-rays and 3D scans will assess the state of jawbones and oral structures to create an accurate treatment plan.

Ready for​ a New Smile? Explore the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure Step​ by Step:

Anesthesia and Sedation for Comfort

Before we can commence an All-on-4 dental implant procedure, we conduct an exhaustive examination and consultation with our patient. This involves reviewing their dental health and medical history in detail as well as conducting x-rays and digital 3D scans of their mouth to get an in-depth look at underlying structures within it. Through this process we are able to identify any issues which need addressing prior to initiating actual implant procedure.

Preparing the mouth for All-on-4 implants may require extractions or bone grafting procedures in some instances. Such preparation can reduce discomfort and recovery times associated with surgery while assuring that implants will secure to jawbone.

Based on your needs and level of dental anxiety, general anesthesia or sedation may be used to ensure complete comfort for you. Your dentist will then make small incisions in the gums to create four upper arch sockets and four lower arch sockets where implants will be installed; bite impressions will then be taken to test their size and placement.

Tooth Extractions if Needed

Loss of teeth is an inevitability for many patients. Causes range from oral health issues and accidents, to accidents or age-related conditions – yet often result in full sets of permanent replacement teeth being required for full function.

An implant-supported restoration provides the most natural-looking, durable, and functional tooth replacement solution available today. Unlike traditional dentures that often feel unnatural and can degrade over time, All-on-4 dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone to form a permanent set of replacement teeth.

The All-on-4 procedure can quickly restore an arch of missing teeth in one visit. Before beginning this procedure, we conduct an in-depth evaluation of your mouth using digital 3D imaging and x-rays; this allows us to assess all aspects of bone density as well as any underlying issues which must be addressed prior to implant placement.

At All-On-4 Dental Group, we use this information to tailor an All-On-4 treatment plan tailored specifically for each patient, ensuring optimal results and comfort. Our dentists utilize cutting-edge technology for precise implant placement and angulation. They will create molds or bite impressions as needed before creating the abutments to be attached to new prosthetic devices.

Surgical Insertion of Implants

Once the area has been prepared, your dentist will strategically position four implant posts into each jawbone and extract any rotten teeth or restore gum tissue as necessary – all to ensure a strong and secure installation site.

All-on-4 implants differ from other dental restorations in that they do not require the bone to meet certain thresholds in terms of strength and density to safely support them. They can also help preserve existing jaw structure since they do not rest directly upon it like traditional removable dentures do, which may cause bone degradation over time.

Prior to surgery, your dentist will assess your oral health by performing an in-depth oral exam that includes taking x-rays, digital 3D scans and physically inspecting your mouth. They then will select the most suitable type and angle of implants and angulation suited for you specific needs, along with aftercare instructions which include managing pain and bleeding as well as caring for implant sites – it is imperative that these instructions are adhered to so as to avoid complications and promote healing.

Strategic Placement and Angulation Explained

All-on-4 is an innovative treatment option that enables immediate placement of non-removable fixed teeth on just four implants, even for patients suffering bone loss. The procedure aims to minimize both cost and invasiveness associated with full dentures by quickly transitioning patients from removable dentures to fixed ones in one day.

Under this procedure, a dentist inserts two vertical implant posts in the front section of your mouth, and two angled (zygomatic) implant posts at an angled (zygomatic) angle in the back section. While normally dental implants are placed directly into jawbone, using angled implant posts allows a dentist to support an entire arch of teeth on just four dental implants even in instances where your bone structure may not be optimal.

If a patient suffers from extensive bone loss, their dentist may need to perform a bone graft before placing dental implants for maximum stability and support for the artificial teeth. This step in All-on-4 implant procedure should never be skipped over.

Attaching a Temporary Prosthesis

Dental implants differ from regular prosthetic dentures by being secured into the jaw bone and supporting an entire arch of teeth. An implant screw is placed where one or more teeth have been lost and attached with replacement teeth via adhesive strips to this screw – providing an ideal alternative treatment option to removable dentures for those missing one or more of their natural teeth.

Before beginning an All-on-4 procedure, a comprehensive examination is performed by the dentist. This involves reviewing patient history, taking x-rays, performing digital 3D scans and inspecting their mouth physically – information which will then be used to develop a personalized treatment plan to maximize results.

This plan will also assess the appropriate implant placement angle, type of implants and whether bone grafting will be needed prior to an All-on-4 restoration. Bite impressions will then be made for custom fit bite impressions which will then be made. A temporary set of teeth will then be fitted after which patients will return once gums and bones have healed sufficiently.

Osseointegration Process and Expectations

Once you’ve lost all your natural teeth, life changes radically. Diet becomes restrictive and you are no longer able to enjoy many of your favorite foods. Your self-esteem may suffer significantly too – however with All-on-4 dental implant procedure you are able to regain full functionality and restore a full smile with lifetime functionality restored back into it!

The All-on-4 technique uses only four strategically placed implants to support an entire arch of replacement teeth, dramatically reducing surgery time, discomfort, and recovery time compared to traditional approaches requiring many more implants. Furthermore, this approach typically allows most patients to forego bone grafting procedures altogether.

Once the initial consultation and examination are over, your dentist will design a tailored treatment plan specific to your unique needs. This roadmap will outline both All-on-4 implant procedures as well as any additional ones you may require (like tooth extraction or bone grafting ). Furthermore, physical or digital mock-ups of prosthetics will be created at this point so you can visualise what your restored smile will look like once completed.

Temporary Restoration Care

As with any surgical procedure, post-procedure pain and swelling are to be expected following surgery; they usually peak between 72 hours afterward. To minimize discomfort during this time period, patients should adhere to a soft diet while also carefully following aftercare instructions.

Before initiating an All-on-4 procedure, the dentist will conduct X-rays, digital 3D scans, and a physical exam of the patient’s mouth to assess its overall condition and any underlying issues that need treating prior to beginning with All-on-4 procedure.

As soon as the patient is sedated, their dentist will extract any failing teeth present before making small incisions in their gums to create four upper and lower arch sockets for implant screws to be placed. Any excess or damaged gum tissue will be removed as necessary as well as bone grafting procedures performed if necessary to ensure their mouth is healthy enough for implant placement. Two implants will be strategically positioned frontal angle while the other two lie at 45-degree angles so as to safely support an entire arch of teeth despite severe bone loss.

Conclusion

The All-On-4 Dental Implant procedure offers patients who seek permanent tooth replacement a unique journey. Through meticulous planning, patients can set realistic expectations and prepare adequately for this life-altering journey.

An extensive consultation includes detailed dental x-rays and 3D scans of your mouth and jaw to give the dentist a full understanding of its current state, providing a strong basis for tailored treatment planning.

This step also addresses any health-related concerns and provides preparations for surgery. Patients should get sufficient rest to promote healing, avoid eating foods which interfere with implant placement and refrain from smoking and uncontrolled hypertension as these are contraindications for surgery.

Traditional dental implants typically require a bone graft as the foundation for replacing teeth, while All-On-4 makes it possible for many patients to forgo this step altogether. This is because the unique back implants lie at an angle and allow them to secure into jaw even under less-than-ideal conditions.