All-on-four dental implants are permanent fake teeth that are implanted into your mouth. They look and feel like natural teeth. If your dentist has recommended all-on-four dental implants, it is essential to understand how this process works.
1. Use Less Implants Than Traditional Implants
All-on-four dental implants are different than regular dental implants. With these implants, only four implants are used to secure all of the false teeth to the upper arch of your mouth. If you were getting traditional implants, a more significant number of implants would be used.
2. No Bone Grafting
With all-on-four implants, in most situations, there is no need for any bone grafting to be used. This is different from most other implant processes, where bone grafting needs the implant to be successful. When a bone graft has to be used, the healing process takes many more months, extending the overall time needed for the procedure.
The procedure still has a good success rate even without the use of bone grafts. Instead of using bone grafts, the implants are placed at an angle to increase contact with your existing bone structure. This placement provides natural strength to the implants without the need for a bone graft.
3. Most People Are Candidates
With all-on-four dental implants, the dentist will use 3D imaging to determine the volume, quantity, and quality of your bones. Most people are able to qualify for all-on-four dental implants, as they work well with a variety of different bone structures. It helps to be a non-smoker and to be in overall good health.
If you are a good candidate for all-on-four dental implants, there is a good chance that the procedure will be successful. The vast majority of people who get these implants can enjoy long-term dental success and health.
4. New Teeth Are Custom Made
The new teeth that are attached to the dental implant are custom made for your mouth. A certified professional lab technician will make your new teeth. They will use the 3D analysis of your mouth to help in assisting with creating the shape of each tooth, ensuring that the teeth work well with your overall mouth structure. The teeth are designed to look as natural as possible. They are made to both look and feel like regular teeth. Most people will not know that you have implants just by looking at your teeth.
All-in-four dental implants are often used in people who have or need dentures. With all-in-four dental implants, you get to enjoy natural-looking and feeling teeth, and a shorter healing process than other dental implant procedures, as bone grafting is not done with this procedure.