All-on-4® Dental Implants
If you are experiencing multiple teeth loss, the revolutionary All on 4 dental implants NJ may be a great option for you. It differs from the conventional implant technique by embedding just 4 implants. This structure is used as the anchoring mechanism for the new set of fixed teeth to the lower or upper part of the jaw.
All-on-4 implants are available at Gentle Dental Services, in Hackensack and the surrounding area. You can restore your smile and once again enjoy the proper function of your mouth.
Advantages of All-on-4 Technique
- Can be done in just 1 day
- Do not need to be without teeth at any moment
- Does not require the same bone density as other implant methods
- Cost-effective compared to 8-10 implants
- As close as possible to having your natural teeth
- Much more comfortable than wearing dentures
- Less problematic than dentures if cared for properly
All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure
This technique uses four implants, two of which are placed at a 45-degree angle. These are called the posterior implants and they are embedded in a special part of the jaw where the bone density is higher. By placing titanium metal posts, a fixed bridge can be attached to the implants. They act as the new roots onto which the new set of teeth will be fixed.
In order to qualify for the all-on-4 treatment, you have to be examined by your dentist to make sure you have the bone density required to anchor the posts. At this stage, an x-ray or CT scan might be necessary. Even though the procedure itself is relatively short as it can be completed in one day, the planning must be highly thorough for the implants to be successful and comfortable. The preparation stage includes creating a model of your teeth at the moment or how they used to be so that they can be improved or changed as you wish.
Within the procedure, a small cut on the gum is used to insert the implants. To be able to check for the bone and the cuts, a temporary set of teeth will be asserted onto the implants. After your dentist is satisfied that the bone is regenerated and the cuts are fully healed, the permanent set of teeth will be attached.
The healing process can take up to four to six months. The patient will be informed about post-surgery oral care such as keeping the mouth properly clean to aid the recovery process. The dentist may prescribe pain relievers if needed. It may be advised to consume soft foods for the first few months allowing the implant to integrate with the jawbone.
The Differences Between Conventional Implants and the All-on-4 Treatment
In the traditional method of applying implants, the All on 4 dental implants NJ sits on top of the gums. Though this method is still very common, there are many disadvantages and discomforts associated with it. Probably the most important one is the loss of bone density that happens gradually due to not having any teeth root in the jaw. The loss results from the absence of pressure exerted by the natural movements of the mouth while eating, speaking, etc. The absent pressure would cause the jaw bone to grow stronger. In addition to this severe outcome, there are milder discomforts that patients face with conventional implants. Because of the strength of the adhesive that keeps the implant on the gums, patients are not allowed to eat certain foods that can displace the implant. Furthermore, the adhesive can become loose at any time unpredictably, resulting in unpleasant situations and problems with managing the activities of daily life.
Due to its ability to be secured much more strongly to the jawbone than conventional implants, the all-on-4 implants may be a better choice for people to whom the advantages of the system are significant. All-on-4 implants place pressure on the jawbone like natural teeth would do and prevent the loss of bone density. Because they are strongly attached, the patient can enjoy foods that otherwise would be forbidden.