If you have several decayed or damaged teeth and you need extractions, or if you already have missing teeth, exploring your tooth replacement options is important for your oral health. Most patients choose between dentures or dental implants but what if we told you there was something that combined both treatments? All-on-4 implant dentures combine the strength and stability of dental implants with the full mouth replacement of dentures to give you the perfect teeth replacement. Here are four things you need to know about All-on-4 implant dentures from Kuhn Dental Associates in Aberdeen.
1. You Can Have New Teeth in One Day
One of the most appealing aspects of All-on-4 implant dentures is their ability to replace your entire mouth of missing teeth in just one day. This means you don’t have to wait for several months for your jaw to heal like some dental implant’s dentist requires. After your implant placement, we will give you a pair of temporary teeth to wear while the implants fuse with your jaw. The temporary teeth are fully functional so you can eat immediately if you wish. After about three months, we will place your permanent teeth.
2. Bone Grafting Isn’t Necessary
One of the biggest drawbacks of dental implants is that the procedure oftentimes requires the patient to undergo a bone graft, especially if they have had missing teeth for years. All-on-4 implant dentures don’t require a bone graft though. This procedure uses long, angled implants that make it easy to reach dense areas of jawbones. This allows for more surface areas for the implants to fuse with. If you have bone loss, it’s likely you won’t need a bone graft with All-on-4 implants.
3. All-on-4 Uses Advanced Technology
To complete your All-on-4 procedure, our dentists use advanced technology to determine the most precise area to place your implants. Utilizing 3D x-rays, we can see which area of your mouth contains the highest quality bone. We also use the 3D x-rays to create a surgical guide ahead of time so we know exactly where to place every implant in your mouth.
4. Enjoy Several Benefits
Not only is the procedure for All-on-4 implants revolutionary, but the treatment itself provides many benefits for you to enjoy. To start, almost every patient is a good candidate for the procedure, even those with bone loss. Patients can expect to enjoy brand-new teeth that stay in place to make eating, chewing and speaking just like it was before you lost your teeth. All-on-4 also has a high success rate so you can enjoy your new confidence for years to come.
Interested in replacing your missing teeth with All-on-4 implant dentures? Contact Kuhn Dental Associates for an appointment at our Aberdeen dental office by calling (910) 692-4450