Nowadays, people suffering from tooth loss consider dental implants as the go-to solution due to the undeniable advantages it offers. Instead of wearing a removable dental appliance that tends to change in fit over time, implant restorations can last for many years, especially with great care.
However, there are still some people who are hesitant to give the procedure a try. For example, there is this question “Will this teeth replacement approach require one implant post per tooth”? Actually, the number of dental implants to use usually depends on several factors determined by a dentist. But there is a concept that makes use of only four implant posts per dental arch instead of the usual five to eight posts.
Here at Haake Family Dental, we have listed a list of the most common questions about All-on-4 Dental Implants and their corresponding answers. Continue reading below.
Aside from the number of posts, what is the difference of All-on-4 compared to the traditional option?
Traditional dental implants may require the patient to undergo a bone grafting procedure to support their placement and a 6-month recovery period. On the other hand, All-on-4 Dental Implants does not need any dental work beforehand for the patient to qualify.
What to expect throughout the process?
Each case of every patient is different; therefore, the timeline may also differ, but the general guideline for an All-on-4 Dental Implant procedure is:
- First visit: Initial consultation and formulation of the treatment plan
- Second visit: Taking impressions of the mouth to serve as the model
- Third visit: The surgical process which may include tooth extraction (if necessary)
- Fourth & fifth visit: Installation of the permanent teeth restoration
- Sixth visit: Removal of sutures and examination of the posts
What is the success rate?
Like the traditional type of dental implants, All-on-4 restorations have a high success rate of 97 to 98%!
Who are good candidates for All-on-4?
Patients who need and are currently wearing dentures are in good health, and with little bone deterioration are qualified to undergo the procedure. If a patient has a health issue, contacting their physician to discuss their candidacy for an All-on-4 dental implant procedure is a must. If their doctor releases a medical clearance, the dentist can then push through with the dental restoration.
Do you have missing teeth? If yes, then let’s start making the change how you live, eat and smile. Book your appointment with us at Haake Family Dental and take advantage of the said procedure under our Dental Implants in Overland Park, KS!