Having a beautiful healthy smile gives you unlimited confidence and inspires others around you. At Elite Dental & Facial Esthetics, we care about your teeth as much as you do!
We truly believe everyone deserves access to reliable and accurate dental information. That is why we’ve made it our mission to provide you with the best answers and explanation to all your dental questions and concerns.
Today we will be discussing what an All-On-4 dental implant is. To do this more accurately, first let’s start by explaining what a dental implant is:
A dental implant is a small (usually titanium) screw that is implanted into your jawbone to replace missing teeth. Once the implant is placed and the area has healed, an abutment (pin) and a crown are then attached onto the implant, giving you a beautiful, highly-realistic prosthetic tooth.
Let’s discuss what an All-On-4 dental implant is now that we have a clearer understanding of what an implant is.
Instead of inserting an implant for every missing tooth, we can simply use four implants on top and four on the bottom as the main anchors. Then your dentist can attach a denture on those implants.
First, your dentist will want to make sure you’re comfortable, so either local or general anesthesia will be administered.
Second, the dentist will prepare your mouth for the implants, which involves extracting any failing remaining teeth. Then remove any diseased or infected tissue from your jaw and gums.
Next, begins the implantation process. It means the insertion of the titanium screws (implants) into your jawbone. Most likely, two implants toward the front of your mouth and two towards the back of your mouth so the “anchors” can evenly bare the force of the denture.
After the implants have been placed, the dentist will thoroughly clean the surgical sites and suture all the incisions.
Believe it or not, tooth loss is extremely common among adults as we age or due to periodontal disease. In fact, more than 36 million people in America do not have any teeth. This number is expected to grow in the next two decades due to decay, gum disease, or as a result of injury, cancer, or simply wear. Rather than living with the discomfort and low confidence, people are opting for All-On-4 dental implant restoration.
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