HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
The beauty of the all-on-four dental implants lies in their simplicity in terms of placement and surgical requirements. Instead of making a post and implant for every tooth, there only need to be four posts inserted into the jaw. Then on top of those four posts we will fix the custom made dental prosthetics that look and feel like healthy natural teeth. With these securely anchored onto the four posts, you now have a permanent prosthetic that gives you greater freedom for chewing, talking, drinking, etc. It is thanks to advanced dental care and treatments like all-on-four dental implants that individuals who would not be able to have implants can manage to get a healthier looking smile.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
Some dental implant procedures are very involved, costly, and time consuming. They require multiple surgeries for placing the posts, bone grafts to provide enough support for all the posts and several months of recovery time to achieve full healing. This, of course, requires a lot of materials and time, all of which costs a pretty penny. This is why many people who need implants and who would benefit from them are unable to get the treatments. However, thanks to all-on-four dental implants, the process is much faster.
Each jaw- upper or lower- usually only takes a few hours for the surgical implanting of the posts. The temporary denture can then be fitted and secured over the implants the same day. You will need to be on a soft diet for two weeks or so, then all that is left to do is to get used to living your life free from the hassle and headache of removable dentures!
After 6 months of healing, your dentist or prosthodontist will make you a new prosthesis and replace the temporary denture with your new custom made teeth and attach it to the implants.