What to expect when considering All On Four
Attend A Free Consultation
Every dental implant procedure begins with a free consultation. At this consultation, Dr. Sullivan will create a customized treatment plan for you. We will also verify the cost of this smiling saving treatment. We want you comfortable and well informed – you will not have to worry about any surprise fees.
When you have decided that you are ready to move forward with dental implants, you will meet with a prosthodontist, who will finalize your treatment plan and begin to prepare everything you’ll need for your transformation. Once this exam is complete you are ready to schedule your procedure.
Dental Implant Procedure
This your big day – when you walk out of the procedure your dental implants will be in place and you will go home with a temporary set of teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
It is important to keep in mind there is a recovery period following your dental implant procedure. Typically patients will be on a soft food diet for serval weeks to a few months with their implants heal. During this time, the typical patient will return to the office for several checkups to ensure that everything is healing properly. All post-procedure check-ups are at no additional cost.
Receive Your Permanent Teeth
This this the final step, your smile will be complete. When your mouth has finished healing and your new denture implants are stabilized, we will replace your temporary teeth with your new permanent teeth.
All On 4 Implant FAQ
The term All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a surgical and technique prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease.
The ALL-ON-4 PROCEDURE uses four titanium dental implants to anchor the upper and lower jaw. … The ALL-ON-4 PROCEDURE is often used to replace dentures or missing teeth and completed in one day.
All-on four: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants. … And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
As mentioned, you will need to look after your implant-supported teeth as if they are your natural teeth. Implanted teeth are just as prone to infection and bacterial build-up as real teeth are. Making it a point to clean your implanted teeth after each meal will significantly help to maintain the longevity of the prosthetic teeth as well as your overall oral hygiene.
Special dental instruments and brushes designed to clean different type of implants are also available to improve access to hard-to-reach areas and prevent damaging the implanted teeth’s surface. Examples of special brushes include angled brush heads and gentle interdental brushes. Flossing regularly can also effectively remove plaque trapped in the crevices between your implanted teeth. You may also opt for certain types of floss that have specifically been designed for implant care.