What are All on 4 Dental Implants?

What are All on 4 Dental Implants?

What are All on 4 Dental Implants?

Tooth loss can be devastating, not only to your self-confidence but also to your overall health. If you have experienced significant tooth loss, you may be wondering what your options are for tooth replacement. All-on-4 implants are a relatively new alternative to traditional implants. Read on for more information about this potentially life-changing new procedure. 

What is a Dental Implant?

First, let’s talk about what a dental implant is. A dental implant is essentially a prosthetic root on which a crown or bridge can be built. Dental implants are needed when natural roots are damaged or nonexistent. The implant replaces the root of your lost tooth and fuses to your jawbone to provide a foundation for your new replacement tooth. At Prescott Dentistry, we offer implants that can either be made of titanium or newer ceramic materials. Ceramic is biologically inert and more compatible with bone and gum tissues. If you have missing teeth, consult with our staff to learn more about the differences between metal and ceramic implants.

What are All-on-4 Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants are used when all teeth have been lost or when the remaining teeth are not salvageable. These four implants support a full-arch prosthesis. All-on-4 dental implants are a viable alternative for patients who have jawbone loss that would prevent them from receiving a traditional implant. They offer a fast, cost-effective alternative to conventional implant techniques. 

How Long Do They Last?

All-on-4 dental implants are a viable long-term option for individuals who have lost all their teeth. In fact, a study by The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) found that “the prosthesis’ survival rate was 99.2 percent with up to 10 years of follow up in a study of 245 patients.” 

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants?

Traditional implants require that your jawbone is in good condition or require bone grafting to be a viable option. With all-on-4 dental implants, your jawbone does not need to be intact because they are placed in a different position in your mouth.

All-on-4 dental implants are less expensive than traditional implants because they require less implants.  With all-on-4 dental implants you can receive temporary prosthesis the day of the procedure reducing the waiting time for a restored smile. 

Replace Lost Teeth With Dental Implants In Prescott, Az

At Prescott Dentistry, many routine dental implants can be done at our office for a lower cost than seeing a specialist. If you have any questions about all-on-4 dental implants and would like to see if this is the right option for you, we would love to talk with you more about it. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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