What Are All-On-4 Implants?
If you are missing a single tooth, a dental implant is an excellent option to restore the look and function of a specific part of the mouth. However, when you are missing multiple teeth, or even all of your teeth (more common than you might think), All-On-4® dental implants are an ideal solution. Unlike a traditional dental implant — one screw paired with a crown on top — an All-On-4 implant technique replaces an entire upper or lower set of teeth with only four implants per arch. If you are missing all your teeth or must have your remaining teeth pulled due to decay and/or damage, you can have a full set of functional, beautiful prosthetic teeth with a total of only eight implants — one All-On-4 in the upper jaw and one in the lower jaw.
Benefits of All-On-4 Implants
Dental implant restoration gives you back the ability to eat, drink, and smile with confidence, restoring your facial structure and giving you a healthy, beautiful, functional mouth for the rest of your life. With All-On-4 implants, you won’t need to go through the type of surgery where every single tooth root is replaced with a titanium implant and topped with a crown. Instead, only four implants hold the entire row of upper or lower teeth in place. This delivers fantastic results for those who are without all of their natural teeth. All-On-4s require no adhesives, are not removable, and behave much like natural teeth, allowing you to eat foods you previously may have had to give up. They also help prevent bone deterioration and restore and improve the facial structure to its natural state.
All-On-4 Implants in Port St. Lucie, FL
If you are in the Port St. Lucie, Florida, area and would like to find out if you are a candidate for All-On-4 dental implants, Tradition Dental is proud to be your local dental expert. We have served our community for over 35 years and offer free consultations to evaluate your options. Contact us today to set up your free consultation at (772) 207-1213. We will design a custom care plan for the life of your implants to keep your mouth healthy and happy, bringing you back to smiling, eating, and drinking with confidence. Financing is available.
Am I unable to eat certain foods?
Eat what you want, when you want, where you want. Your overall eating habits will improve with the All-on-4 procedure. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods again, instead of avoiding them in public or at home.
How will this affect my quality of life?
With All-on-4 dental implants, your new teeth will feel and function just like real teeth. You’ll have greater comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. Overall, you’ll look better, feel better, and have a renewed outlook on life.
Are All-On-4 dental implants safe?
Yes, All-On-4 dental implants are safe, but there are some important factors to consider. Getting dental implants of any kind is an oral surgical procedure, and every surgery carries some level of risk. Further, All-On-4s may be offered by many dental offices, but do they have the experience to know how to install them correctly and safely? With All-On-4s, you want to find a provider who has many years of dedicated experience installing this specific type of implant. Further, a good dental provider won’t offer All-On-4s as a solution if the better solution is to install individual dental implants, or perhaps six implants per arch instead of just four. Your implant plan should be custom to your unique mouth. Make sure your provider is considering things like your age and bone status when recommending an implant solution.
All-On-4s may not be the best solution for you. Don’t let someone talk you into pulling multiple healthy teeth just because an All-On-4 sounds like a simpler solution. Choose a cosmetic dentist who will go over all of your options and discuss the best path forward for you and your specific mouth and teeth issues.
How will this affect my dental health?
If you are missing teeth or have decay in your teeth and gums, you are at risk for periodontal disease, an inflammatory disease that can affect your whole body. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. After you have dental implants installed, your mouth has an opportunity to become healthier and sturdier, when paired with a program of regular brushing and flossing. You can eat a more balanced diet and chew things you couldn’t before, and ward off periodontal disease caused by decaying teeth and gums. Implants can improve your overall health.
How do you clean All-On-4 dental implants?
One of the benefits of dental implants is easy care. Treat dental implants just as you would regular teeth. With a daily program of brushing and flossing, paired with regular visits to your dentist for cleaning and care, your implants should last a long time and will stay healthy and clean.