I caught myself in front of the microwave oven the other day, tapping my foot impatiently as I watch the seconds count down. It occurred to me that waiting one minute for water to heat seems like a long time, even though it hasn’t been all that long since I was completely fine with waiting until a tea kettle on the stove started to whistle.
Times have certainly changed. With modern technology and advanced features, our needs can be fulfilled instantaneously. And, we have come to desire this type of immediacy in every aspect of our lives. This includes Dental Implant treatment.
Whereas it once took 4-6 months before the final teeth could be attached to the implanted posts, modern advancements and new techniques in implant dentistry have changed that. Implant systems such as the ‘All-On-4’ provide Dental Implants with attached teeth in one day.
All-On-4 is a unique type of implant system. Because it uses implants placed at strategic angles, each implant is able to support a greater load. This ensures dependable biting and chewing force. It also means a full arch of upper or lower teeth can be placed on just 4 implants.
Since the treatment fee of Dental Implants is largely based on the number of implants needed, using just 4 per arch provides a more affordable option than most implant systems. In placement, the implants are angled so bone depth requirements are minimal. This also creates a tremendous advantage for long-time denture wearers who’ve experienced bone loss, eliminating the need for bone-rebuilding procedures normally required prior to implant placement.
With All-On-4, teeth can be attached immediately. You’ll walk out of our office and be able to smile confidently at each person you meet! Your new smile will also provide a look and feel like that of natural teeth.
Even better is how Dental Implants are designed to last a lifetime. They will never decay or require root canals. They restore your ability to bite and chew comfortably and speak and laugh with confidence.
In some cases, an existing denture may be used. Depending on its condition, we are often able to configure an existing denture to attach to the implants.
In addition to providing same-day teeth, many people love how All-On-4 implants give them teeth that are NOT removable. These teeth will never need to be taken out to be cleaned or while sleeping. They are YOUR teeth that you’ll wake up with and brush in your mouth.
The placement process is simple. Most adults do fine with localized numbing. However, for fearful patients or those with anxiety associated with dental visits, we can add oral or I.V. sedation (twilight sleep) to your treatment. Both create a relaxed state that erases all or most memory of treatment afterwards.
Even though the All-On-4 implant system doesn’t work for every individual, they are appropriate for many adults who are missing all their upper or lower teeth. However, the best way to determine what is best for you is to arrange a free consultation. During this time, we’ll also discuss easy payment options so you can enjoy your new smile while making affordable monthly payments.
Let’s sit down in our private consultation room to discuss what will work best for your needs and preferences. Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles.