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Things to Know Before Getting All-On-4 Dental Implants

Until now, when a person was completely edentulous (having no teeth), dentures were the go-to treatment option. In most cases, several operations were necessary: first the dentist had to remove other viable teeth (if there were any), then reconstitute the patient’s bone mass (for example, a sinus lift). In the case of dental implants and dentures of old, the person would then return to the clinic about 6 months later to have implants installed. During this brief period – which could last up to a year – the patient had to settle for a temporary, completely removable, improperly adjusted prosthesis and was subject to many restrictions in daily life.

In addition, the means put in place (bone reconstruction and 6 to 8 implants per jaw) caused very high costs, far from being available to everyone. In order to give folks an objective overview of the possibilities and the methods that exist in today’s market, this article will provide you with detailed information about All-On-4 Dental Implants. With the All-On-4 method, there is no bone graft to worry about. The temporary prosthesis is screwed to the four implants a few hours after the primary operation is completed.

Fortunately, today’s cutting-edge operating methods mean that new teeth are laid in record time and at a very affordable price. The All-On-4 method makes it possible to carry out all treatments at once with only four implants per jaw. As a general rule, only one surgical operation is sufficient, performed under total anesthesia or under sedation. The remaining teeth can be removed at the same time. The implants on the bottom jaw are placed with an inclination of 30 to 45 degrees. Thus, normally, a bone graft is not necessary and it is possible to use longer and particularly stable implants which allow the immediate loading of a fixed prosthesis.

A few hours after the placement of the individual’s four implants, a temporary bridge designed by a dental laboratory is screwed onto the implants. The patient leaves the office with fixed teeth ready to be loaded. The final bridge is made about three months later. To learn more about this procedure, contact a local dentist today.