What are All-on-Four implants?
Traditional dental implants are small titanium posts that replace your tooth roots when you have a missing tooth. Once the implant has securely bonded to your jawbone, Dr. Atcha attaches a highly realistic prosthetic tooth to the implant.
All-on-Four implants use the same concept as traditional implants, but they’re strategically placed and fitted so that you only need four implants in the top of your mouth and four in the bottom to replace your entire tooth arch. They’re more cost-effective and less time-consuming than traditional implants, so you can get back to the activities you love sooner.
What are the benefits of All-on-Four dental implants?
All-on-four implants offer many advantages over traditional dental implants. Some of the most popular All-on-Four benefits are:
Conventional implants can take up to eight months to prepare, place, and complete before you have a fully functioning set of teeth. Meanwhile, All-on-Four implants are set in as little as one day, so you don’t have to wait for months to smile and enjoy your favorite foods once again.
Simply put: four implants cost less than a mouthful. If you want to restore your smile without busting your budget, All-on-Four implants may be the right tooth replacement option for you.
Like conventional implants, All-on-Four implants look, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth, so they only require routine brushing and flossing, in addition to regular dental checkups.
Dr. Atcha places All-on-Four implants at an angle to make them as stable as conventional implants without the added time.
No bone grafting
Conventional dental implants often require bone grafting if your jawbone can’t support the implant. Because All-on-Four implants are placed exclusively in areas where you have enough tooth-supporting bone, you won’t need to undergo bone graft surgery.
How are All-on-Four implants placed?
The All-on-Four dental implant process is comprehensive to ensure Dr. Atcha places them as strategically as possible. You will likely need at least two appointments with Dr. Atcha to evaluate your mouth and design a treatment plan that works for you.
Once any damaged or decayed teeth are removed from your mouth, Dr. Atcha takes digital impressions and detailed scans to map out exactly where your implants will be placed. After this initial consultation, you must return to New Teeth Chicago Dental for your implant surgery.
First, Dr. Atcha numbs your mouth with local anesthesia to enhance your comfort and alleviate pain during the procedure. Next, he surgically inserts the implant at an angle that produces a stable foundation for your new teeth.
Finally, Dr. Atcha places your new prosthetic teeth and connects them to your implants, so they fit securely in your mouth—just like your natural teeth.
All-on-Four implants give you the opportunity to eat, speak, and smile as soon as possible after your surgery. If you think you’re a good candidate for All-on-Four implants, call New Teeth Chicago Dental or book an appointment online.