Full Arch Dental Implants
If you are looking to restore your missing or damaged teeth, but are wary of the many downsides of dentures or a dental bridge, then you should know about the All-on-4 treatment concept. Beaverton Oral Surgeons can help you decide if the All-on-4 treatment is right for you.
Understanding the All-on-4 Treatment
To understand the All-on-4 treatment, you first have to understand what is so special about dental implant technology. Dental implants are the only restorative option that actually replaces the missing root. This is achieved by placing a very small titanium post in the jawbone itself, where the root of the tooth used to be. It takes several months, but eventually the post bonds with the bone and becomes a part of you so that it feels just like another tooth. All-on-4 uses these implants in a novel way. Instead of one implant replacing just one tooth, a full arch can be replaced with only four implants.
How the All-on-4 Treatment Can Help You
The All-on-4 treatment concept is designed as a premium alternative to conventional dentures. Whether you have been wearing dentures for years, or you plan on extracting all of your top or bottom teeth in the near future, you should consider how All-on-4 can help you. Because the All-on-4 treatment uses implants, there is no risk of your replacement teeth moving around in your mouth while you are trying to talk or eat, like dentures do. You also will not need special cleaning supplies. All you need to ensure your implants last for the rest of your life is the same toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss you already are using.
What Can You Expect When Getting the All-on-4 Treatment?
We cannot tell you exactly what you should expect during the course of your All-on-4 treatment because every patient is unique. Before ever embarking on your restoration, we arrange a consultation to go over every step of your treatment so that you are kept fully in the loop. Even so, there are a few things common to most All-on-4 treatments. Placing the implants themselves typically takes only a single visit to our office and is an outpatient treatment. Recovery can take longer, upwards of several months, since the implants have to actually fuse with the bone.
Not every patient can immediately receive their implants. If you still have unhealthy teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth, we will first have to extract them. If your gums or other teeth are not in good health, then they will have to be rehabilitated. Bone grafts might also be necessary if you do not have enough bone mass to support the implants.
Why settle for a dental bridge that requires your healthy teeth to be filed down, or dentures that slide around in your mouth while you talk, when you can have a replacement that is even better than your natural teeth? The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is one of the fastest and most efficient restorative options that we offer here at Beaverton Oral Surgeons.
To schedule a consultation and learn more, call now at (971) 249-8370.