Traditional dental implant placement requires two separate surgeries and several months of healing time. However, due to recent advancements in implant technology and placement techniques, patients can now have dental implants placed in a single day. All-on-4® technology allows patients to bypass the longer healing period associated with traditional implants for improved function and aesthetics. When you receive All-on-4® implants at Stubbs Dental in Bountiful, UT, you can have dental implants placed and the restorations attached during the same procedure. You will also find that costs are substantially less than other All-on-4 implant providers. This is because we are leading practitioners of the technique and our doctors are experts, allowing them to perform all aspects of your dental implant care.
All-on-4® Implant Candidacy
The All-on-4® implant procedure provides immediate oral functionality for patients who require a full set of upper or lower dentures, making it the preferred tooth-replacement solution for many patients. There is a good chance you are a suitable candidate for All-on-4® implants since All-on-4® implants require less bone density than traditional dental implants, making it a viable option for more patients.
During your consultation, your dentist will determine if All-on-4® is the most beneficial treatment for you, or if there is another therapy that can deliver better results for your unique needs. To make this decision, he will review your medical and dental history, examine 2D and 3D x-ray images of your oral structure, and conduct an in-depth conversation with you that includes reviewing examples of procedures he has performed, presented in a slideshow format.
Understanding Your Procedure
Using 3D x-ray technology, your doctor will carefully plan your procedure, locating the exact implant location that affords the greatest efficiency and least trauma. On the day of your procedure, you will be given an anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Some patients may be placed under general anesthesia by a certified anesthesiologist.
All-on-4® is a major advancement in dental implant technology, reducing healing times and allowing for immediate restoration placement.
Next, the doctor will extract any teeth that need to be removed and create small holes in the jawbone. Through these holes he will insert four or more implants. He will then attach a prosthesis, or temporary natural-looking denture, to the implants. You will leave our office with a complete set of securely retained dentures that allow you to chew, speak, and smile with complete confidence.
While the All-on-4® technique represents a major advancement in dental implant technology, reducing healing times and allowing for immediate restoration placement, it is a surgery. Therefore, it is recommended that patients take one week off from work. Post-surgical pain is typically mild enough to be controlled with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. Your doctor will closely monitor your healing, and you will return to our office about two to three weeks after your procedure for a follow-up appointment.
Four to six months after your implant placement, you will return to have impressions made for the reinforced hybrid prosthesis, or permanent dentures. Technicians from our partner lab will be present during this appointment to ensure your permanent denture is crafted with the highest level of quality. This denture will look as natural as the first, but will instead be a titanium-supported restoration that is designed to last decades, if not a lifetime.
What's So Great About All-on-4®?
The All-on-4® System: A Dental Implant Solution That Can Make You Smile
Our Patient Results
The Benefits of All-on-4®
- Enhanced self-confidence
- Shortened dental implants treatment timeline
- Ability to chew and speak normally, even the same day of the procedure
- Reduced anxiety about their teeth
- Ability to forego preparatory procedures, such as a bone graft
- Greater convenience and less downtime since it is only one surgery
- Ability to avoid messy adhesives and ill-fitting artificial teeth often associated with traditional dentures
- Enhanced stability and support for their replacement teeth, that can last the rest of their lives
- Halting of the degeneration of jawbone that accompanies long-term tooth root loss
Learn More About All-on-4®
If you are ready for a convenient and dependable treatment that completes your smile, contact our practice today to schedule your All-on-4® consultation at Stubbs Dental.