Tooth loss is common and, many people are missing most or all of their natural teeth for various reasons. This can lead to low self-esteem, difficulty eating/chewing, nutritional issues, and so much more. If possible, it’s best to have teeth replaced as soon as possible.
One of the options offered at Precision Dental in New Port Richey, FL is All-on-4 dental implants.
All-on-4 Dental Implants is a hybrid system for replacing missing teeth involving 4 dental implants to support a full arch of missing teeth. This combines the advantages of dental implants with the affordability of conventional dentures.
|Conventional Dental Implants||All-on-4 Dental Implants|
|Costs an average of $5,000 per tooth||Costs an average of $12,000 per arch|
|Requires surgery||Requires surgery|
|Typically takes a minimum of a few months, and may take a year or more||Can be done in one day|
|Must stick to soft foods while healing||Must stick to soft foods while healing|
All-on-4 Dental Implants offer a variety of benefits over other tooth replacement options such as conventional dentures or replacing each tooth with a single implant. The team at Precision Dental believes that this is one of the best options for full mouth restoration due to the cost of the procedure as well as the benefits. This option combines the affordability of conventional dentures with the benefits that go with dental implants.
On average, All-on-4 Dental Implants costs $12,000 per arch, or $24,000 for full-mouth restoration. This is much more affordable than the $60,000 for replacing each tooth with a single dental implant. However, it is more expensive than the average of $1,800 for conventional dentures. Most people feel that the benefits make the extra expense worth it.
There are several benefits to All-on-4 Dental Implants:
Tooth loss leads to gum recession and jawbone deterioration, which means your facial muscles are no longer supported and will begin to sag. All-on-4 keeps your gums and jawbone healthy, improving facial appearance.
All-on-4 treatment can be completed in one visit, providing immediate results. You don’t have to wait until the implants heal to place the overdenture. Your smile is 100% complete in one day.
Tooth loss leads to conditions such as tooth decay, dental infections, gum and jawbone deterioration, and gum disease which can result in serious health complications. All-on-4 reduces the risk of these, supporting oral and overall health.
When a tooth is missing, the jawbone in that area is not getting the stimulation needed to remain healthy. Therefore, it will begin to deteriorate, sending those resources to other areas of the body. Dental implants replace the missing tooth roots, which provide stimulation to the jawbone.
All-on-4 is the ideal alternative to conventional dentures. You can speak and eat better with All-on-4 because the overdenture is secured in place. Conventional dentures, on the other hand, slip and slide in the mouth and cause pressure and friction sores.
All-on-4 Dental Implants is a permanent, comfortable solution to tooth loss. It is best for those who are missing most or all of their teeth due to:
This is best suited for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth because it involves extracting any natural teeth that remain. On the other hand, if someone has some unhealthy and some healthy teeth, the dentist may recommend removing the unhealthy teeth and replacing them with traditional dental implants. You must:
There are certain patients that do not qualify for All-on-4 treatment, including:
If you are missing most or all of your teeth on one or both arches and considering tooth replacement, consider All-on-4. This restoration method replaces an entire arch with only 4 dental implants, which means its more affordable and the healing time is faster than with replacing each tooth with a single implant.
Schedule your consultation with Precision Dental in New Port Richey, FL. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We are available for dental emergencies as well, any time of the day or night. We are conveniently located on Rancho del Rio Drive. We look forward to meeting with you and restoring your smile!
When it comes to tooth replacement options at Precision Dental, we get a lot of questions and concerns. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common ones we get about the All-on-4 system. If you have a question or concern that is not addressed here, we’ll be happy to discuss them with you.
The All-on-4 system uses 4 dental implants to accommodate a full arch, which is usually 10 to 14 teeth.
On average, with proper oral hygiene practices, All-on-4 teeth last 20 years. However, they may last as little as 5 years or as many as 40 years. When you get your new teeth, the dentist will give you tips on how to get the most of your prosthesis.
All-on-4 Dental Implants are permanently secured in the jaw, which means that you can clean them just like natural teeth. Brush at least twice daily and floss at least once. You can use an alcohol-free mouthwash if you want to reduce bacteria levels in your mouth.
The All-on-4 procedure can be completed in one visit. In other words, your prosthesis will be placed on the same day as the implants. You do not have to wait for the implant sites to heal. You go home the same day with your new teeth.
While you will get to go home with your new prosthetic teeth, it’s still important to understand that your jawbone needs time to heal and fuse with the implants. For the first two weeks, you’ll want to stick to a liquid diet. After 2 weeks, you can transition to a soft food diet, which you’ll want to stick to for up to 3 months, depending on your body’s healing requirements.
All-on-4 Dental Implants can only be removed by the dentist during your cleaning and exam. Therefore, there are no special considerations when it’s time to clean them- just brush and floss as you would natural teeth.