Your Guide to All On Four Implants

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With your natural teeth gone, it's time to come up with the best replacement option. You’ve heard of something called all on four, but what does that mean? Is it the best option? Here are some basics that you should know about this alternative that will help you make the right decision.

What is All on Four?

This is an implant option that does not require the insertion of individual implants to replace each of your former teeth. The process calls for inserting four implants in the upper or lower jaw. Once they are firmly settled, you receive a permanent dental plate that resembles a full set of upper or lower teeth. Many dental professionals provide a temporary plate on the day you receive the implants. You’ll come back for a custom made permanent plate in a few days.

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When is All on 4 the Best Option?

Opting for the All on Four solution is the best way to go when you hate the idea of wearing dentures and are concerned about how the contours of your jaw will shift in the years to come. This approach is also excellent when you would prefer to not invest the time and discomfort involved in having a series of individual implants inserted. In some cases, this approach is also a good one when you are not deemed to be a good candidate for individual implants.

Are All on Four Implants Permanent?

Your All on Four in Markham is a permanent solution. Provided your bone structure remains sturdy, the supporting implants will remain in position the rest of your life. The dental plates are also made to last. If they are damaged in any way, repairing or replacing them is a simple process. Compare that with having to invest in new dentures every five to seven years.

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Will I Receive Sedation?

You will receive light sedation prior to the procedure. This will help if you feel anxious about being in the dental chair for so long and also help keep the general discomfort to a minimum. Agents to deaden the tissue at the points where the implants will be inserted will also be given, The goal is to keep you comfortable for the entire procedure.

Remember that with any type of sedation, it’s important to have a friend or relative along to drive you home. It may take a few hours after the work is done before the effects are completely over.

How Long Does it Take to Recover?

Since you are receiving a limited number of implants, any swelling should subside in a matter of days. You will receive something to help with any post-surgical pain. By the time your permanent dental plate is ready, you will be fine. Most people do not experience any All on Four problems other than feeling some soreness in the days following the procedure.

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Will I Still Need to See a Dentist Regularly?

You will still see your dentist in Markham for annual checkups, periodic dental cleanings, and other routine maintenance. That’s one of the nice things about the overall All on Four cost. Much of your dental care remains much as it was when you still had natural teeth.

Talk with a professional today about this implant solution. You may find that it’s exactly what you need.

Andrea Galick

Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.

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