WHAT ARE ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS?
All-on-4 dental implants were created using cutting-edge technology to provide an advanced way to fasten dentures for a total restoration. This process works by placing the screws (implants) to four spots on each arch. Compared to other implant dentures, All-on-4 uses fewer implants for a more secure hold. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Arthur Kilkuts and Dr. Prabh Grewal recommend All-on-4 implants if you are wanting a fully restored mouth without the bother and dietary limitations associated with removable dentures. Several Norco and Eastvale, CA patients have reaped the benefits of the groundbreaking All-on-4 treatment method, appreciating the high-quality results they provide. If you are interested in finding out more about All-on-4 and custom dentures, we invite you to make a consultation at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ALL-ON-4?
There are several benefits to All-on-4 dental implants, including:
- Long-lasting results
- Security and stability for dental implants
- Restored functionality and appearance to your smile
- Preservation of your facial structure
- Easy maintenance
ARE ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR ME?
All-on-4 implants can be utilized to substitute the lower and/or upper dental arches together with implanted screws connected to custom dentures. You may be a good candidate for All-on-4 implant dentures in the event you prefer the benefits of implanted dentures compared to removable dentures, which include few or no dietary restrictions, no sticky adhesives, without any denture soaking. You will have to have good gum and bone density in order to be a candidate since the screws rely on your bone and gums to maintain them in place. If necessary, gum and/or bone grafts may be performed before implant surgery. Our staff can ascertain if this treatment is appropriate for you during your initial consultation and will help talk about all your choices.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS?
You might be a good candidate for All-on-4 implants if you prefer the benefits of implant-supported dentures compared to removable dentures, which include no or few dietary restrictions, no sticky glues, and no special cleaning. To start your All-on-4 treatment, we will take digital scans and x-rays utilizing our cutting-edge cone beam computed tomography technology of your mouth and develop your personal treatment plan. During your first procedure, the dental implants will be placed in your mouth with a temporary cover over them while your mouth heals and your custom dentures are created. After a few months, you will come back to have your dentures connected and possibly adjusted for a more comfortable fit. You might experience some discomfort and pain in your mouth after implant surgery, but this is perfectly normal. During the time you’re wearing temporary dentures, you’ll have some diet limitations and cleaning instructions to follow. We will also schedule regular follow-ups throughout the healing period so we can check your progress and be sure that the implants are integrating into your gums and bone correctly. As soon as your custom dentures have been set, you should clean them just like normal teeth with regular brushing and flossing and continue to receive yearly examinations and twice-yearly cleanings to maintain your dentures and general oral health.
ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS FAQ
How long do All-on-4 dental implants last?
All-On-4 dental implants should not need replacement, and with proper oral hygiene and regular checkups at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center, they can last up to 15 – 20 years or longer.
Are All-on-4 dental implants comfortable?
Because All-on-4 dental implants don’t press on the gums like traditional dentures, you’ll be able to comfortably bite with force and have no problems with hot or cold foods and drinks. Because they are permanently affixed, you won’t have to worry about them slipping or falling out when you bite something hard, like corn on the cob or an apple.
Are All-on-4 dental implants painful?
While there is some normal discomfort and mild pain after the implant procedure, many people are surprised at how easy the recovery process is after the installation of the implants. Dr. Grewal or Dr. Kilkuts can prescribe pain medication, but often an OTC pain reliever will be enough.
Do All-on-4 dental implants look real or natural?
Absolutely. All-on-4 dental implants have a natural look that is identical to natural teeth. They have the same look, fit, and feel as real teeth, and are able to function as normally as natural teeth.
DENTURES WITHOUT THE MESS
All-on-4 dental implants make it easy to fully restore your teeth with fewer dental implants along with custom-made dentures. This technique enables you to avoid the mess and constraints that come with removable dentures while still giving you a smile that feels and looks natural. Our team of board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Prabh Grewal and Dr. Arthur Kilkuts, can explain the advantages of All-on-4 and help you decide if you’re a candidate, as well as if your insurance will cover any part of the procedure. Contact Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA for a consultation.