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More About All on Four Implants
It’s easy to feel skeptical when learning about the All on Four dental implant procedure. It doesn’t seem logical that just four implants can replace a full arch of teeth in one day! However, with the innovative new technique involved with this procedure, thousands of patients have taken that jump in having this treatment option performed, and have completely transformed there smile. The advances in modern cosmetic dentistry have allowed dental professionals to provide a full arch of teeth with the right amount of foundation in the jawbone using only four dental implants.
A traditional dental implant procedure is performed typically when a patient has a missing tooth and needs it to be replaced. A specific titanium post is drilled into the jawbone where the missing tooth lies, and the post fuses together with the jawbone to provide an added strength to hold the tooth replacement. The traditional process of dental implants typically takes a few months which allows the patient to heal in between procedures. With the All on Four dental implant procedure, the dentist is able to insert four dental implants in the jawbone and add in the fabricated teeth all in one day.
So here’s the big question… how can just four dental implants provide the right amount of strength and foundation to withstand the pressure of a full tooth arch? The ingenious new way of inserting a dental implant to withhold multiple teeth at one time as this; the dental professionals are inserting the dental implants at an angle as opposed to the traditional vertical insertion. This modern way has allowed dentists to provide a decent foundation for multiple teeth and withstand the bite pressure of multiple teeth as well.
Typically, a full mouth reconstruction would involve nearly 6 to 10 dental implants per arch to allow the patient to have the right amount of foundation for normal bite pressure. With the All on Four dental implant procedure, you do not need one dental implant for each missing tooth. The idea behind this process is to let each dental implant (inserted on an angle) to provide enough width coverage to allow a full restoration of your smile.
Many patients are opting for dental implants as a whole because the titanium posts that are used are permanently fixed into place providing the patient a permanent solution for missing teeth. In addition to the permanent solution, dental implants prevent future bone loss in the jaw as the titanium post fuses together to provide a stronger foundation for the fabricated teeth.
This procedure is typically recommended for patients who are missing the majority of their teeth on their top or bottom arch of their mouth. It can be a great upgrade from dentures as it provides the patient a permanent solution for replacing their missing teeth. If you have further questions about the All on Four dental implant procedure, talk to your dental professional about whether or not this may be the right option for you. If you’re looking for a complete transformation of your smile, this permanent solution may be the right treatment for you.
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