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Frequently Asked Questions
About All-on-4 Dental Implants
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients:
In general, All-on-4 implants can last an average of 10-20 years with proper care. However, this can vary depending on several factors, such as:
- The quality of the implant placement
- Your oral hygiene practices
- Your habits, such as smoking and teeth-grinding
- Your diet and overall health
The most important factor is proper maintenance and care of your All-on-4 implants. By following a regular oral care routine, you can help maximize the lifespan of your prosthetic teeth.
All-on-4 implants can support an entire arch of prosthetic teeth, which is typically made up of either 12 to 14 teeth. However, the number of teeth will depend on several factors, including the size and condition of your mouth. The dentists at Mary River Dental will carefully assess your condition. They will work with you to determine the All-on-4 variation for your unique needs.
The surgical procedure for All-on-4 arch rehabilitation usually takes about two to three hours per arch. However, this can vary depending on the patient’s situation.
After the implants are placed, it will take between three and six months for them to fuse with the jaw bone. Although this may seem like a long time, this process is important for the implants to be effective.
Here is the step-by-step for the All-on-4 treatment process:
- The dentist will first assess your needs during your initial consultation. They will take any necessary x-rays, scans, or tests to determine if this is the right treatment for you.
- Once this has been confirmed, you will be scheduled for surgery. The dentist will carefully place the implants in your jaw and secure them with a temporary set of teeth while healing.
- Over the next few months, the implants will slowly fuse with your healthy bone, helping to stabilize and support your new teeth.
- Once the integration is complete, you will return to the dentist to have your replacement teeth placed.
- With consistent oral hygiene and regular checkups, you can look forward to enjoying a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.
No, All-on-4 dental implants are fixed in place. This is because they are anchored to your jawbone, providing a strong foundation for your new prosthetic teeth. However, they can be removed by your dentist if necessary. Instances of when it is going to be necessary are if you need additional dental work or if they become loose over time.
If you are looking for a removable dental prosthesis, the qualified health practitioners at Mary River Dental can help you find the right option for your needs.
After your dental implant procedure, you may experience some swelling, bleeding, and discomfort. This is normal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications your dentist will prescribe. Remember to get enough rest during your recovery period.
Follow any other instructions for post-procedure care that your dentist provides. You can expect to return to your normal daily activities within a few days to a week.