What is All-on-4 Dental Implant?
All-on-4 Sydney is a dental implant treatment ideal to replace missing teeth with 4 implants. Compared to other treatments, this one requires less space in the jawbone and only 4 implants are needed to hold an entire upper or lower denture, which makes it the best option for people who have lost their natural teeth or those who have worn traditional dentures for years.
How long does the All-on-4 procedure take?
The entire procedure can be completed within a single day. It starts with a thorough consultation from a team of dental professionals who will check your oral health and let you know if you’re eligible for All-on-4 dental implants. If you are, they will also explain how the process works and what results you can expect.
How must you prepare for a dental implant procedure?
The first thing that comes to mind when you think about preparing for a dental implant procedure is, of course, teeth. If you have healthy natural teeth in your upper and lower jaw, they will need to be removed before the implants go in. However, sometimes if there are not enough good teeth left to hold an abutment (the part of the implant which goes outside your body), or if those teeth aren’t long enough, then a bone graft may be suggested. Again though, this depends on each case but usually, having at least 2 to 3 teeth on either side of the dental implant is ideal.
The next step in preparing for an All-on-4 dental implant procedure (or any other type of dental implants procedure) is to meet with your general dentist. They will take X-rays and determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, what type of bone structure you have, how many implants need to be placed, etc. The dentist may also ask about medical history because that can affect whether or not you are a candidate for this specific type of treatment.
So why do so many people choose All-on-4?
There are several reasons:
- It’s simple
- It’s fast
- There aren’t many steps involved in the placement
- It has high success rates
- It allows people to eat what they want
The entire process (from the extraction of teeth and bone graft if necessary to installing implants and abutments, to insertion of temporary crowns) takes about 6 months. Many people return to work in 2 to 3 weeks or less.
Caring For your All-on-4 Dental Implants
So now that you know what kind of treatment All-on-4 dental implant is, you would want to know how you take care of it? As with any dental implant procedure, the success rate largely depends on following proper oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with an antimicrobial toothpaste and floss at least once per day to prevent plaque build-up around your implants. Be sure to visit your dentist regularly for routine check-ups. Remember, your implants will be similar to your natural teeth, requiring the same care.