All-on-4 or Teeth in One Day in Sartell, MN
If you have lost several teeth, you might wonder what your options are for replacement. Dental implants are generally considered to be the best option for restoring the form and function of your smile and mouth, but some patients cannot receive them because of health or other reasons. The good news is that the All-on-4 technique is available for patients who want their missing teeth restored quickly.
Dr. Saad Bassas is an extensively trained dentist and oral surgeon who can create natural replacements for missing teeth using the All-on-4 technique. Find out more about the benefits of the All-on-4 technique and whether it might be right for you.
What Is the All-on-4 Implant Technique?
When people lose several teeth or a full set, many dentists recommend removable dentures. Patients who opt for dentures soon find out that they rest on the gums but are not very secure, even with denture pastes. They also discover that dentures tend to move when a person speaks or chews. What many people don’t know is that in addition to practical problems, the bone below the gum tissue will also start to deteriorate because there is no more chewing pressure on the teeth roots to stimulate the bone to maintain itself.
With All-on-4 implants, patients will have four implants surgically anchored into their jawbone. These will mimic the placement of natural teeth. Rather than attaching restorations directly to the implants, an entire denture plate is attached. What this means is that in just one day, patients could leave with a set of teeth that can be used while the healing process takes place. Because the implants integrate into the jaw, All-on-4 implants offer the same benefits as regular dental implants in that they stimulate the jawbone so the bone is preserved.
What Are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants?
In addition to patients being able to have teeth in one day, there are other advantages to this technology. It is particularly beneficial for patients who may have already undergone jawbone deterioration in that the implants can be placed wherever jawbone density is best. This makes All-on-4 ideal for patients who might not be able to have traditional dental implants.
Not only do these implants preserve jawbone density as well as facial structure, but they remain secure. Unlike traditional dentures, which can shift, you can eat and speak comfortably with All-on-4 implants, knowing your teeth are not going to move. They also look natural and very similar to your natural teeth.
There are economic benefits for patients as well since placing four dental implants will cost less than placing a mouthful. This is a real plus for patients who may be missing several teeth.
How Do I Care for My All-on-4 Implants?
You can care for your All-on-4 implants the same way you would care for your natural teeth. Brush and floss them regularly and visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
Call Dr. Saad Bassas to find out if you are a good candidate for the All-on-4 technique and enjoy the aesthetic and functional benefits of this tooth replacement option.