If you have lost all your natural teeth in one or both arches, it is devastating to your confidence and your quality of life. Dentures are the most traditional solution to treat complete tooth loss, but now you have another option. You can enjoy a treatment that closely mimics your natural teeth using the security of dental implants. You can rebuild your smile in just one day with All-On-4 dental implants from our Orlando, FL dentist. Your denture is secured to your jawbone, so you can say good-bye to slipping and irritation permanently.
How Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Work?
Dentures have held a commonplace in treating tooth loss for decades because they are effective and convenient. An impression of your mouth is taken to craft an acrylic gum-colored base that holds your prosthetic teeth. It is held in place using suction or an adhesive. Although several improvements have made them more realistic than ever, they still never feel 100% natural.
As an alternative, you can use dental implants to hold your denture. The posts are placed at an angle to support it. You will enjoy a treatment that eliminates the disadvantages of traditional dentures while benefiting from an option that can last for a lifetime.
Am I a Candidate for All-On-4 Dental Implants?
If you are ready to enjoy a natural-feeling solution, All-On-4 may be right for you. If you have good oral and general health, you may be a candidate for the treatment. Besides a visual examination, you also need a CT scan to assess your jawbone. Even if you have been told you are not a candidate for dental implants in the past because of bone loss, you may still be able to get All-On-4. It is often the ideal treatment for those who have lost bone density and do not want to undergo bone grafting because the posts are placed into the thickest parts of your jaw.
What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants?
Dental implants mimic your natural tooth roots, allowing you to benefit from various advantages that cannot be achieved using a traditional denture, such as:
Over a 95% success rate.
Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
Complete your smile in one day.
Preserves your jawbone’s density.
Supports your facial structures.
Easy maintenance and care.
Cost-effective, long-term solution.
All-On-4 vs. Traditional Dental Implants
All-On-4 is a bit different from traditional dentures because you do not require a multi-phased treatment process. You do not need to wait for your jawbone to heal to receive your denture. Instead, you are fitted with a temporary one the same day as your placement surgery, so there is no need to go without your teeth.
All-on-4 Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions
All-on-4 dental implants in Orlando are a wonderful option for many patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss. However, it is completely understandable if you want more information before you contact us to schedule your consultation. That is why we have compiled the following brief list of frequently asked questions, along with their answers. If you have any questions that are not addressed here, you are more than welcome to reach out to us directly.
How much do All-on-4 dental implants cost?
In most cases, All-on-4 treatment costs less than other full-arch tooth replacement treatments that involve dental implants. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to give you a personalized estimate for the price of your treatment and help you explore your payment options. We accept many types of dental insurance, and we can assist you in applying for CareCredit if you wish to set up a monthly payment plan for your treatment. Many patients are surprised to learn how easy it is to afford dental implants in Orlando!
Is an All-on-4 denture removable?
Your denture will be permanently attached to the implants that support it. The only time it will come off is when you visit Dr. Russo for your checkups. Our team will remove the denture, inspect it, and examine your gums and the dental implants. Before your appointment ends, we will reattach the denture. Most patients love the convenience that comes from having a permanent implant-retained denture.
Will I be able to use my new teeth right after surgery?
Even though you will leave our dental office with a beautiful, temporary denture on top of your dental implants, you will have to adhere to some dietary restrictions. Eating soft foods will allow your mouth the opportunity to heal, while tough, chewy, or crunchy foods could cause irritation and slow down your healing process. Dr. Russo will give you detailed guidance on postoperative care so you will know exactly what to expect during your recovery.
Does the All-on-4 procedure hurt?
Dr. Russo takes great care to ensure that patients are comfortable during the implant placement surgery. Local anesthesia will numb the incision sites, and we have sedation options available to help patients stay relaxed and calm during the procedure. After the surgery, some soreness and swelling are normal. However, such symptoms are usually easy to manage via mild pain relievers.
Will people be able to tell that I have prosthetic teeth?
Dr. Russo carefully designs implant restorations so they complement a patient’s unique oral anatomy and facial characteristics. Onlookers will notice your beautiful smile, not that you have had to get your teeth replaced.