What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Even if you have lost a full arch of teeth or have multiple teeth that are damaged beyond repair, dental implants may still be a great option for your smile. All-on-4® dental implants from Nobel Biocare offers an innovative solution to total arch tooth replacement. This system works through four dental implants placed at strategic locations in your upper and lower arch to which a custom full-arch restoration securely attaches. With All-on-4 dental implants, you can regain proper biting function and the freedom to speak and smile with confidence after tooth loss.
Our team at Made Ya Smile Dental is excited to offer this revolutionary tooth replacement option to Sugar Land, TX patients. Full arch tooth loss is a significant concern for many individuals as it impacts the ability to bite, chew, speak, and function normally and with ease. Replacing damaged or missing teeth with All-on-4 dental implants offers long-term convenience to your lifestyle and can make you look years younger. With dental implant solutions, you do not have to worry about your tooth replacement causing you discomfort or slipping out of place when you eat or talk with others. For more information on overcoming tooth loss with All-on-4 dental implants, schedule a consultation with our skilled dentists today.
Are All-on-4 Implants Right for Me?
Replacing an entire arch of upper or lower teeth with All-on-4 dental implants offers a range of benefits to your smile and quality of life. This permanent tooth replacement approach utilizes four special dental implants that fuse with your jaw for high-level support and a custom full-arch implant-supported appliance that enhances your appearance for a more youthful look. Our team custom crafts replacement teeth to fit your facial and jaw features for a natural-looking tooth replacement. Because your replacement teeth are strongly supported by dental implants, your biting and chewing abilities are nearly restored to full power. You can eat what you like and maintain a healthy lifestyle without having to worry about your tooth replacement slipping.
All-on-4 dental implants may be ideal if you are missing all or most of your teeth in one or both arches or have severely damaged teeth that require extraction. You may also be a candidate for this implant option if you wish to eliminate the use of a removable denture in favor of a more permanent solution. All-on-4 may also work for your smile even if you have suffered bone loss in the jaw, a feature not always possible with other implant solutions. A number of Sugar Land, TX patients select All-on-4 implants to replace their teeth over removable options since their new set of teeth attach securely to their implants and do not require adhesive to stay in place.
One of the most exciting features of All-on-4 dental implants is the immediate results they deliver. In most cases, dental implants can be placed and a temporary appliance attached during the same visit, making All-on-4 dental implants a single-day procedure. The All-on-4 treatment concept carries a 98 percent success rate and may be ideal for a wide range of patients. If tooth loss is affecting your oral health and lifestyle, schedule a visit with our dentists and learn if All-on-4 implants are right for you.
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How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?
During your All-on-4 consultation, our team will take advanced 3D cone beam images of your jaw, face, and mouth. Using these highly detailed scans, our dentists will map out the best locations for your dental implants. We take into consideration the amount of bone in the jaw and plan to angle your four implants to make the best use of your jawbone for implant support. When you are ready to begin your implant procedure, we will use a local anesthetic to numb your jaw. Sedation dentistry solutions can also be administered to help keep you comfortable throughout your visit.
Our Made Ya Smile Dental team will then surgically position your All-on-4 implants in your jaw and then attach a temporary full-arch tooth replacement for you to wear while your mouth heals and your implants fuse with the jawbone. Even though these teeth are temporary, they will be ready for immediate use when eating and will provide a natural appearance for your smile. Over the next 3 – 6 months, your implants will integrate with your jaw (osseointegration). Once this process is complete, we will have you visit our office once again so that we can remove your temporary appliance and complete your procedure by custom-making and attaching your final and permanent set of beautiful teeth to your All-on-4 dental implants.
What Happens After Dental Implant Surgery?
The process of receiving All-on-4 dental implants is really minimally invasive. After your implant surgery, you may experience minor discomfort or swelling around your implant sites, but this should resolve after a few days. Our dentists may prescribe pain medication or recommend nonprescription pain relievers to ensure your comfort as your implant sites heal. To help you heal as quickly as possible, our team will give you instructions on how to clean your new teeth and maintain your oral health. Dental implants are cleaned and cared for daily just like real teeth with proper brushing and flossing techniques. Keeping routine maintenance cleanings at our Sugar Land, TX practice can also help you maintain your tooth replacements and give our team the chance to monitor your gums, jaw, and dental implants over the years.
Are All-on-4 Implants Covered by Insurance?
Depending on your dental insurance plan, a portion of your All-on-4 dental implant procedure may be covered. Our knowledgeable administrative team will contact your provider before we begin your treatment to learn about your coverage and calculate any personal expenses. Replacing missing teeth can dramatically enhance your quality of living and our team at Made Ya Smile Dental wants to help you enjoy the benefits this implant treatment has to offer. To make your care easier to afford, we take several easy payment methods and can give you information on low- or no-interest financing options through CareCredit®.
A Full-Arch Tooth Replacement Solution
Boost your confidence, oral health, and cosmetic appeal of your smile with the benefits of implants. All-on-4 implants replace an entire arch of upper or lower teeth and can enhance your ability to eat what you want and speak clearly. The replacement teeth that attach to your implants stay put and eliminate the challenges of removable appliances. For an implant solution that offers same-day results, contact Made Ya Smile Dental in Sugar Land, TX for your appointment. Our dentists will evaluate your treatment needs and help you decide if All-on-4 dental implants are your solution for a long-lasting smile.