Dental implants that we place in Yonkers deliver a permanent solution to tooth replacements. All-on-Four dental implants replace a full set of upper or lower teeth. This implants procedure has proven to be successful, both short-term and long-term, and All-on-4 dental implant problems are rare. But the implant surgery must be done properly by an experienced dental professional, such as Park Avenue Smiles. Our implant dentists are among the best in the region. Our implant dentists use only the best dental components for dental implants.
Since the 1970s, All-on-4® dental implants have proven to be an effective alternative to regular dental implants. They provide a fixed, full-arch prosthesis on the same day you receive surgery. It’s a graftless procedure, meaning this technique reduces the requirement that you may need bone grafting, since it makes use of your available bone. If you do need a bone graft, you can still get All-on-4 implants, but not on the same day.
Otherwise, your cosmetic dentist can give you All-on-4 dental implants at the office in just one day. All-on-4 dental implant problems are rare but can occur. Because this technique replaces all your upper or lower teeth instead of one at a time, it’s more affordable than individual dental implants. And like other dental procedures, it’s usually pain-free after the surgery.
Why Choose All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants, which are also called permanent hybrid fixed bridges or implant-supported fixed bridges, have many advantages. With just four implanted posts, you get a full set of permanent upper or lower dentures. These implants improve your quality of life. Other advantages include:
- You don’t have to worry about the limitations of removable dentures, including:
- There’s no extra cleaning to do
- You don’t have to watch what you eat
- You can stop worrying about slippage
- Getting a fixed set of teeth on the day of your surgery improves your self-esteem with the return of your smile.
- Your speech, mouth function and overall health all improve.
- Most All-on-4 implants last 10 years or longer.
This surgery usually requires less time because there’s no need for bone grafting. It also shortens the time you have to wait to get your teeth. All-on-4 dental implants may cost more than other restorative procedures, but you can get your implants more quickly, sometimes right away. Ask your dentist if All-on-4 dental implants are a solution for you.
How Much Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?
The treatment costs vary, depending on what you need and how long it takes to perform. If you don’t need a bone graft, you’ve already reduced the time it takes to get your full set of artificial teeth. The total price for All-on-4 dental implants also includes:
- The cost of removing teeth, if necessary
- The cost of your dental implants
- The surgical placement of the implants
- The same-day delivery of an all-acrylic set of teeth
While costs can run as high as $10,000 or more per set, that’s still less than if you had separate dental implant procedures for individual teeth. You have one procedure to install four implant posts that support a full set of teeth, upper or lower. And you reduce the risks of developing All-on-4 dental implant problems when you visit a cosmetic dentist who also practices general dentistry.
Types of All-on-4 Dental Implants
While all the implanted posts are made of titanium, which encourages bone growth to support them, there are three types of All-on-4 dentures — the artificial teeth that the posts support. Discuss each of these options with your dentist to help determine the best choice for you:
- Acrylic over titanium. These dentures are strong, with a titanium core and an acrylic surface. If the acrylic chips, though, the titanium may show, which is one of the All-on-4 dental implant problems.
- Zirconia. This is a type of strong porcelain. It’s a good material for your new artificial teeth because of its appearance and durability, but it may cost more.
- All acrylic. This is the most common option. It’s all-acrylic teeth placed over a pink all-acrylic base. These All-on-4 implants deliver the most natural look.
Before Your Procedure
Getting All-on-4 dental implants typically requires one or two consultations with our experienced dentist. Each visit may last up to an hour and a half. During the first consultation, your dentist gives you an exam to check the condition of your mouth and gums. All-on-4 implants are only available as a full set, either for your upper or lower teeth.
Your dentist, open on Saturday and Sunday, discusses whether you’ll receive general anesthesia or local sedation during the surgical procedure for your All-on-Four dental implants. You should also discuss your questions and concerns, as well as the common All-on-4 dental implant problems that are possible. The more information you have, the more you know what to expect from the procedure.
Surgery and Recovery Time
All-on-4 implant surgery is typically performed with computerized three-dimensional software. This type of treatment delivers high-quality precision during your dental implant surgery, while minimizing your discomfort. The 3D dental treatment software also enables a faster recovery time. Before you leave, you get clear instructions on how to care for your dental implants.
It’s advised that you take a few days off to rest after the procedure to make sure you get used to your dental implants. Many patients return to work quickly, while others experience All-on-4 dental implant problems such as severe gum pain and inability to eat. It depends on your condition and your procedure.
Your implant dentist schedules a follow-up appointment to check the implants and make sure you aren’t suffering from any All-on-4 dental implant problems. With proper care, your All-on-4 dental implants should last five to 10 years. You won’t need additional surgery to replace just the denture caps or teeth. The implanted posts remain.
Do you have any questions about dental implants? For more information or to schedule an appointment with the best dental implant specialist Farzin Farokhzadeh, DDS of Park Avenue Smiles please contact our dental clinic.