The Benefits You Can Expect When Choosing All-on-4 Dental Implants
When you have multiple teeth missing, or you no longer have any remaining natural teeth, a standard dental implant may not be your best option. Instead, visit Dr. Andrew Edmonds and the team at 4405 Dental Studio and ask about All-on-4 dental implants. All-on-4 dental implants provide an excellent option for tooth replacement for those missing multiple or all teeth. The difference lies in how many implants are required. Each missing tooth will need its own dental implant with a traditional implant, while all-on-4 only requires four implants.
All-on-4 dental implants are quick and efficient compared to traditional implants. Part of this lies in the procedure itself, but all-on-4 implants require a shorter recovery time and will save you money. Let us look at some of these benefits in more detail.
- Single Surgery: When you elect for all-on-4 dental implants, the implants (artificial roots) and the replacement teeth will all be placed on the same day. There is no need to wait for weeks or months between appointments while you wait for your jaw to heal and for osseointegration (the fusing of bone to implant) to occur.
- No Bone Grafting: Since only four implants are required, your dentist will have your entire jawbone area to select where those four implants will go. Because of this, your dentist can choose areas of the jawbone that are healthy and have healthy bone material. Because of this flexibility, bone grafting is rarely necessary. This differs from traditional implants, which must be placed in precise areas, leading to a bone grafting necessity more often.
- Shorter Recovery: The average recovery time for patients receiving all-on-4 implants is about one week. You will discuss dietary restrictions you must follow during your recovery with your dental team. This differs from traditional implants, which can take weeks to a month for proper healing.
To schedule an appointment at 4405 Dental Studio, please call (512) 855-7308.