If you face the loss of all your teeth or want to replace loose dentures, all-on-4 implant dentures might be for you. It sounds too good to be true, but you can replace all your teeth in just one day. With all-on-4 implant dentures, you can’t say goodbye to unclear speech and sore gums and say hello to all your favorite foods.
What Are All-On-4 Implant Dentures?
This unique style of denture secures in place with dental implants. That’s right, no more removing your teeth every night and soaking them. Keep your teeth in all night long with dentures supported by implants. The best part about this tooth replacement option is they’re placed in one day and only require four dental implants. Whether you’re facing the loss of all your teeth or would like to have more secure dentures, all-on-4 implant dentures are for you.
How Do All-On-4 Implant Dentures Work?
This technique was developed by studying the anatomy of your jawbone. There are certain places on your jaw where your bone cells replace more quickly. The quick replacement of cells allows for more bite pressure on your jaw in those spots. The pressure from your bite force is concentrated on the four implants that hold your arch of dentures and will stimulate your jawbone to prevent bone loss.
What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Implant Dentures?
All-on-4 implant dentures have many advantages.
- Replace a whole mouth of teeth in one day
- It only requires 4 implants per arch of teeth
- Secure dentures that will never slip, whistle, or be removed
- Stimulates your jawbone to prevent a squished lower face and wrinkles
- No bone graft is typically needed
- Natural-looking teeth that inspire confidence
- Long-lasting results. Implants have lasted 50 years or more!
- Less expensive than other full mouth teeth replacement options
- No food restrictions
What Is the Implant Process Like?
Four dental implants will be surgically placed into your jawbone. They are titanium rods that act as your tooth roots. This process usually takes two visits. First, you’ll schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in New York. After talking with your dentist about your goals of the procedure and the function and health of your mouth, you’ll schedule the appointment to have your dental implants placed.
On the day of your second appointment, you’ll have the four implants placed into your bone and an entire arch of temporary dentures placed atop the implants. Typically, it takes your bone a few months to heal, but sometimes the permanent dentures can be placed immediately. Either way, you’ll leave with a full mouth of secure teeth after just one procedure. If your permanent dentures were unable to be placed the day of your implant surgery, you’ll need to come back in once your implants heal to receive your permanent dentures.
To be a candidate for all-on-4 implant dentures, you’ll need to be replacing an entire arch of teeth. This means you need to have lost your teeth or all your teeth need to be in a condition needing replacement. If some of your teeth are still good and healthy, all-on-4 implant dentures may not be for you. In that case, dental implants might be a better option. You’ll also need to be healthy enough for surgery and free of gum disease. If you do have gum disease, we will need to treat it before placing your implants.
How Do I Take Care of My All-On-4 Implant Dentures?
Taking care of your all-on-4 implant dentures is easy. Simply take care of them the way you take care of your natural teeth.
- Brush your teeth twice daily
- Floss once per day
- Rinse your mouth with mouthwash once per day
- Visit your implant dentist twice per year for cleanings
You can ensure that your implants and dentures will last by following these instructions. If you fail to stick to a healthy oral hygiene routine, you could develop gum disease, which can cause you to lose your dental implants. Make sure to keep your teeth and mouth free of harmful bacteria that could damage your new teeth.
Your Cosmetic Dentist in New York, NY
If you’re looking for the best cosmetic dentist in New York, NY, you’ve found her. Dr. Karthilde Appolon and her team are ready to help you achieve your smile dreams with cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The best thing about having a dentist focused on cosmetics and restoration is that you’ll get the most beautiful teeth that are also functional and healthy. What are you waiting for? Replace your missing teeth or upgrade your dentures to all-on-4 implant dentures in New York today. Call (212) 557-8668 or make an appointment online. Your new smile is just a day away.