As we mentioned above, the All-on-4 Dental Implant is a technique that allows the placement of a complete row of fully functioning replacement teeth on four implants. The implant itself is a small titanium screw positioned into the jawbone. It forms the foundation where the replacement teeth are attached. Since it is less invasive, the healing and rehabilitation time is shorter, as fewer implant fixtures are used. Also, it gives more room for flexible designs.
The procedure at Buchanan Dental Arts usually starts with all on four dental implants consultation.
- Your dentist will take measurements of your mouth, and you can use the opportunity to express concerns or ask questions about the treatment plans.
- Next, your dentist will remove the affected teeth, treat the affected area prepare the jawbone, and put in four new implants (Note: The number of implants would be determined at the time of consultation).
- After putting the implants, we will stitch the wounds and administer anesthetics so you don’t feel any pain. All of these will happen in a day.
Your dentist will test the placement of your teeth in your mouth and screw the bridges in so you can see the appearance of your new teeth. Then, we will conduct bite tests, communication tests, and a few other tests to ensure the implants don’t affect your speech. After this, we can proceed to permanently secure the implants in place. And that’s everything about attaching the implant.
You will need to schedule follow-up appointments for the next six months to ensure the gums are healing, remove stitches, and ensure general teeth wellness.