Broken or missing teeth can lead to a situation where eating and doing normal activities can be a problem. This is irrespective of gender or age. It can be esthetically challenging as well as physically so.
With that said, dental sciences have improved by leaps and bounds over the last decade. What seemed to be impossible today is not only possible but also can be done in much lesser time. In earlier days, if one lost a tooth, replacing the missing teeth was considered a huge deal – physically, as well as financially. On the other hand, they were not only time consuming but also dependent on the patient’s physical condition and the ability to accept the implant. One also would have to be happy to live with temporary bridges. Over time the methodology developed and so did the concept of implants. Dental science came up with All-on-4 implants which took the world by storm.
All-on-4 implants assures easy implants comfortably and conveniently. What’s more is that the implants can be applied in one sitting and as painlessly as possible.
How Do the All-on-4 Implants Work for Missing Teeth?
The Diagnostic Stage:
All-on-4-implants are great for those who are missing teeth. Once your practitioner checks out the extent of the damage caused, he or she may recommend a scan or a 3D imaging to see if you can support the procedure or not. Once the assessment is done, your dentist may approve the procedure, which is when the process of replacement starts.
The Surgical Stage:
This surgical stage bypasses all the elaborate typical implant procedures. The surgical insertion is done on the lower and/or upper arch. Once that is done the patient receives the implanted teeth in just one visit and after the surgery. The entire procedure takes anywhere from 24-72 hours, and a post-operative checkup. Once the implant is done, a light diet is suggested to make sure your body adjusts to the foreign body without any interference.
The Restorative Stage:
Last but not the least is the restorative phase which is usually begins 16 weeks after the initial surgery when the implants have completely incorporated within the jawbone. Your dentist would want to see how it has set in and do any adjustments that would be required.
The All-on-4 implants are durable and can last a lifetime and a great choice if you are missing teeth.