All-on-4 dental implants are custom oral prosthetics that replace an entire row of permanent teeth. They’re similar to traditional dentures, but instead of resting on your gums, they attach to dental implants — screw-like posts inserted into your jaw.
Traditionally, dental implants required you to get one implant for each missing tooth. Since All-on-4 can replace an entire arch of teeth with just four implants, the process is quicker, less painful, and allows for a speedier recovery.
All-on-4 dental implants provide various benefits, including:
Getting All-on-4 implants is also more affordable because you don’t have to pay to replace each of your teeth individually.
Before recommending same-day teeth, your Baytown Gentle Dental provider conducts an oral exam and takes a series of X-rays. If your jaw is healthy and able to support implants, they administer a local anesthetic and move forward with treatment.
When the anesthesia sets in, your provider inserts a series of implants into your jaw. All-on-4 dental implants are pre-loaded, meaning they automatically integrate with your bone.
Once the implants are placed, your provider connects a permanent denture to them. The denture restores your smile as well as your chewing and biting abilities. Following treatment, the prosthesis stays in your mouth, just like your natural teeth.
Getting All-on-4 dental implants is safe and usually well-tolerated. Directly after the procedure, it’s normal to experience some mild swelling and sensitivity, but that should subside within a few days. To encourage your body’s healing process, the team recommends rinsing your mouth with warm salt water at least twice a day and taking any medication as prescribed.
All-on-4 dental implants are incredibly tough and with proper care, often last a lifetime. To ensure your implants stay in optimal condition, the team at Baytown Gentle Dental recommends brushing twice daily, visiting the dentist at least once every six months, and avoiding bad habits like biting your nails or opening plastic packaging with your teeth.
To explore the benefits of All-on-4 implants, make an appointment at Baytown Gentle Dental by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.