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Dental implants can be a great option for those who have suffered from moderate to severe tooth loss to help restore their chewing ability, comfort and overall appearance and self-confidence. They effectively replace a full set of teeth in a way that looks, feels and functions just like a natural set of teeth. For those missing a full arch of teeth, there may be a dental implant option that is a more cost-effective and less invasive alternative to traditional dental implants.

What are All on 4 dental implants ?

All on 4 dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants in that they can dramatically improve one’s smile, chewing ability and teeth stability. How they differ, however, is that only four total implants are placed per arch, instead of the six to eight that are required with traditional implants. The four implants are placed at an angle through the gums and into the jawbone, ensuring they receive maximum contact with the tissues beneath.

These dental implants can be placed in a single visit and even right after a tooth extraction. Also, since fewer implants are needed, they can be a good option for those with less bone tissue without needing extensive bone grafting or sinus augmentation procedures beforehand.

What are their benefits over other alternatives?

The benefits of All-on-4 dental implants are vast, including:

Lower cost:

Since fewer dental materials and time is required to place these implants, the cost tends to be lower than conventional dental implant options.

Faster procedure:

They can be placed in as little as one day, and can even take place right after a tooth extraction.

Faster recovery:

With just four dental implants placed instead of six to eight, the healing time needed for the bone and gum tissue is significantly reduced.

Good for people with minimal bone:

Those who used to require extensive bone grafting work to be completed before being a candidate for dental implants may be a candidate for All on 4s since fewer weight and pressure is applied to the bone.

Advances in implant dentistry has led to this revolutionary implant technique. If you have been told that you are not a qualified candidate for traditional implants or are seeking a more convenient or lower-cost solution to replace an entire arch of teeth, contact us today to see if this option is right for you.

 

 

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