All-On-4® Dental Implants
A Brand New Smile with Less Surgery
Missing teeth impact all aspects of your life. You cannot eat the foods you love, you feel self-conscious about your appearance, and your oral health deteriorates if the teeth are not replaced. Fortunately, a minimally invasive solution now delivers beautiful, healthy results. At Blue Bell Perio, our All-On-4 dental implant treatment will restore a beautiful, functional smile that exceeds your expectations.
What are All-On-4® Dental Implants?
Dr. Hatam and her dental health team regularly perform All-On-4 dental implant surgery for patients who want a full arch of replacement teeth without individual implants for each missing tooth. All-On-4 is an innovation in dental restoration that uses four dental implants to support a complete arch of replacement teeth. Patients leave our office with a full set of replacement teeth on the day of surgery!
The All-On-4 dental implant treatment eliminates the need for dentures, which are often uncomfortable, unstable, and inconvenient. In the past, permanently replacing missing teeth was difficult, particularly for patients without sufficient jawbone mass to support multiple individual implants. With All-On-4, Dr. Hatam places four implants in the jawbone to support a full arch of replacement teeth.
All-On-4 replacement teeth resemble conventional dentures but are slimmer, lighter, and less bulky. They attach permanently to the implants using abutments such as balls, magnets, or studs. These overdentures are held firmly in place, eliminating slipping, clicking, and sore spots often associated with traditional, removable dentures.
Advantages of All-On-4 Dental Implants
- You walk out of our office with a complete set of teeth the same day as your dental implant treatment.
- You do not have to worry about dentures slipping or shifting.
- There is no irritation of the jawbone ridge from dentures rubbing.
- All-On-4 implants and restorations are easy-care – just brush and floss as instructed by your dentist!
- Your replacement teeth are custom crafted to look and feel like natural teeth.
- The overdenture is permanently fixed and can only be removed by a dentist.
- You do not have to remove your dentures at night.
- All-On-4 dental implants are designed to last a lifetime.
- The implants protect against jawbone deterioration, which occurs when missing tooth roots are not replaced.
- The contours of your face are preserved, preventing a sunken appearance.
- You may need little or no bone grafting, as the dental implants are placed at an angle to take advantage of the strongest portions of the jawbone.
- All-On-4 dental implants are less expensive than other implant options because fewer implants and less surgery are needed.
Greater Patient Satisfaction
Patients undergoing the All-On-4 dental implant treatment frequently recommend the procedure to friends and family. The ability to once again eat foods they love without pain or embarrassment is just one reason they love the results. Confidence when laughing, smiling, and kissing are also great reasons to consider All-On-4 implants.
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The All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment
There are several steps leading to the All-On-4 surgery. First is a consultation with Dr. Hatam, who will examine your teeth and jawbone to determine whether All-On-4 is the best option for replacing your missing teeth. If needed, Dr. Hatam may recommend gum disease treatment or bone grafting prior to implant placement to ensure your implant procedure is safe and successful.
Using-x-rays and 3D imaging, Dr. Hatam will plan the placement of the implants for optimal stability. On the day of surgery, she strategically places the implants in your jawbone. Immediately after the surgery, she will attach temporary replacement teeth to the implants so you can flash a lovely smile
the same day.
Once your All-On-4 implants are sufficiently healed, your temporary prosthetic is replaced with a permanent arch of replacement teeth. The result is a complete set of replacement teeth that fit, function, and look like your natural teeth. For the first 6-8 weeks following surgery, you will be on a soft diet so your implants can fully integrate with your jawbone without shifting.
Dr. Hatam suggests taking 2-3 days off after your All-On-4 dental implant treatment, especially if your job is physically demanding. For the first few days, resting at home is crucial to give your mouth time to heal. Do not engage in strenuous activities, get plenty of rest, and be sure to hydrate.
It will take a few months for your All-On-4 implants to fuse with the surrounding jawbone. Until the fusion is complete, eat a soft food diet. Do not eat anything crunchy, hard, or brittle. You should avoid drinking through a straw or sucking on hard candies, which can interfere with osseointegration (the process of the implants fusing with the jawbone).
You may have some bruising and pain for 2-3 days following surgery. However, most patients are pleasantly surprised to realize the pain is much less than they feared. Over-the-counter medications and ice packs help. By the end of the first week, any discomfort or swelling should be gone.
We send our patients home with detailed instructions for aftercare to promote quick and successful healing with little or no pain. If you have questions following the placement of All-On-4 dental implants, do not hesitate to contact our office for advice.
All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment – A New Procedure, A Healthy Smile, A Happier You!
If you are ready to replace your missing or damaged teeth using the latest innovation in dental restoration, Dr. Hatam can help you determine whether All-On-4 implants are right for you. Call our office at Blue Bell Periodontics Phone Number 610-272-4482 to schedule an appointment and get one step closer to a healthy, gorgeous smile.