All-on-Four Dental Implants
All-on-four dental implants are referred to as "teeth in a day" because, in some cases, the entire process, from consultation to restoration, can be completed in a single day. This is possible because the all-on-four procedure involves the placement of four dental implants into the jawbone, which act as anchors for an entire arch of replacement teeth. These implants are designed to provide a permanent solution for missing or damaged teeth, allowing patients to eat, speak, and smile confidently. The all-on-four procedure is different from traditional dental implant procedures, which typically involve the placement of a single implant per missing tooth and require a more extended healing period before the replacement teeth can be attached. The all-on-four protocol allows the replacement teeth to be attached on the same day, resulting in a fully functional set of teeth for the patient.
How All-on-Four Implants Work
The patient meets with a dental professional to determine if they are a good candidate for all-on-four dental implants.
The dental team creates a detailed treatment plan and determines the ideal placement of the implants.
The implants are placed into the jawbone using a minimally invasive surgical procedure.
4. Abutment Placement
Small connectors called abutments are placed to hold the replacement teeth in place.
The replacement teeth, custom-made to match the patient's natural teeth, are attached to the abutments, completing the restoration of the patient's smile.
The implants will heal simultaneously and integrate with the jawbone, typically taking several months.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during my consultation?
On the day of your consultation, a 3D image will be taken.You will meet with our team to review your goals and expectations. The doctor will discuss options for the procedure and recommendations to help you reach your new smile goals. Time will be taken to answer all questions and you will leave with the treatment plan that best fits your needs.
Is having a dental implant painful?
Here at Epic, our doctors do everything they can to ensure you have a comfortable experience from start to finish. Depending on the procedure, you can elect to have a variety of pain management options afterwards. Most of our patients report they have experienced far less post-operative pain than they anticipated.
If I have bad teeth, am I still a candidate?
Most patients are candidates for dental implants. Whether you are missing one or multiple teeth, we can thoroughly discuss the best option for you. Our doctors are experienced in treating complex cases that even may have been turned away by other doctors.
How long is the procedure for an all on four?
On the morning of your surgery, our doctors will sedate you and perform the implant procedure. You'll rest comfortably in our recovery room until the anesthesia wears off. Meanwhile, our team is working on your new smile that you will leave with that afternoon.
Do you only do all on four procedures or do you also offer single implant placement?
We offer multiple options when it comes to restoring your natural smile.
What are some benefits to having dental implants placed?
Dental implants are the most natural feeling and functional option for replacing teeth. Dental implants help to restore your natural smile while giving you full functionality of chewing and speaking with confidence.
How is a traditional denture different from an implant supported denture?
Conventional dentures rely on dental adhesives and mouth muscles to stay in place. Traditional dentures sit on the gums, resting on the bone, and fully cover the top of the mouth. An implant-supported denture, on the other hand, uses the implants in the bone to support the denture. The benefit of an implant-supported denture is that they are held securely in place, which ensures easier, more enjoyable eating, speaking, and smiling.
Is the procedure expensive?
Epic Dental Implant Center has helped many patients fit dental implants into their budget. All-in-one pricing includes your treatment plan from start to finish. Treatment plans vary based on each patient's needs.At the end of your free consultation, you will be presented with the best recommendation and you will be informed of the cost before you commit to any treatment.
Can I use the existing dental implants that I currently have? Would it be less expensive?
That is a great question. After a 3D image is completed, our doctors meticulously plan out your surgery. Our goal is helping you achieve the smile you've dreamed of, which is based on many factors that will be discussed during your consultation. However, this transcription does not provide an answer to your question about using existing dental implants or whether it would be less expensive.
Is an all on four easy to maintain?
Yes, no messy denture glues, these implants are hassle-free and easy to maintain. Just practice good oral hygiene and regularly see your dentist.