Posted On 8/18/2021 12:00:00 AM
by Bruce Kanehl
All-on-4 dental implants are a simple dental implant procedure that uses advanced materials and methods. Since they don’t require adhesive and can be taken care of like natural teeth, many of our Jacksonville area patients prefer getting the All-on-4 implants instead of dentures or other types of dental implants that replace multiple missing teeth.
The All-on-4 dental implant procedure is typically completed in one day. Once the implant posts have been surgically placed, a temporary set of dentures will be used until the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone. Once the integration, called “osteointegration” is complete, your dentist will place your permanent teeth. Usually, this takes place about six to eight weeks after the implants have fused to your jawbone. Here’s what to expect at every step of the All-on-4 procedure.
As many as 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million are missing all their teeth. All-on-4 implants are an excellent way to replace one or more missing teeth. The process for placing All-on-4 implants is not as complicated as many of our patients first think. In fact, it’s easy as 1-2-3!
It takes about three to six months of “osseointegration” for new bone growth to integrate around the implants and for the healing process to be complete. To avoid placing too much force on your newly established implants and reduce your discomfort, a soft-food diet is highly recommended for the first few months after surgery. Once the osseointegration is complete, the dentist will replace the temporary dentures with your permanent dentures.
With a 98% chance of success, there’s absolutely no reason to put off getting a consultation for your new smile! To learn more about whether an All-on-4 dental implant procedure is right for you, contact Kanehl Dental today to book a consultation.
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