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Answers to Frequently Asked All-on-4 Questions

December 4, 2017

Smiling senior man in dental chairIf you need to replace an entire row of missing teeth, All-on-4 implant supported dentures may be your best option. Unlike traditional implant retained dentures that are held in place by four or more implant posts strategically placed along the jawline, All-on-4 dental implants are placed to make use of the naturally denser portion of the jaw in the front of the mouth. This removes the need for bone and soft tissue grafts often necessary for patients who’ve experience advanced tooth loss. Keep reading to hear some of the answers to frequently asked questions about All-on-4 and find a provider near you to schedule a tooth replacement consultation.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for All-on-4?

Any patient missing one or both rows of teeth may be a good All-on-4 candidate. However, those who most benefit from this innovative implant procedure are the moderately healthy patients who have previously been unable to receive an implant supported denture due to lack of bone density.

Will my Results Look Natural?

Absolutely. The dental implants fuse fully with the gum line, and the artfully crafted dentures blend seamlessly, leaving you with a natural looking, feeling, and functioning smile.

Why Don’t I Get My Permanent Set of Teeth the Day Implants are Placed?

On the day dental implants are placed, you’ll receive a temporary denture. This removable denture is light weight. It should be removed at least during sleep, so it will not place udo pressure on the implant posts that may lead to failure. Once your implants have fused with the gum and bone tissue, a custom restoration will be crafted and permanently anchored to your implant posts.

Are All-on-4 Implant Dentures Affordable?

A good dentist will be able to help you fit almost any restoration plan into your budget, including All-on-4 dentures. While the dental implant placement process is not typically covered by dental insurance, the denture restoration will typically receive a percentage of coverage from most benefit plans.

How do I Care for My All-on-4 Dentures?

Once your All-on-4 denture is in place, you will still need to brush each day. We recommend you use a very soft bristled toothbrush and minimally abrasive toothpaste to avoid unintentionally damaging your tooth replacement prosthetic. We also recommend patients use antimicrobial mouth rinses and/or a water flosser to avoid perio-implantitis. This is a form of gum disease that affects patients with dental implants.

Meet the Den-Care Team

At Den-Care, we offer a wide range of tooth replacement solutions to meet any need including the innovative All-on-4 implant supported denture system. If you’ve lost one or both full rows of teeth, call our Lauderhill dentistry practice to schedule a tooth replacement consultation today. We’ll evaluate your smile, explore your treatment options, and partner with you to create a plan to fully restore your smile.

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