All-on-Four Dental Implants FAQ
Have questions about all-on-four dental implants? You’ve come to the right place! Our dental implant dentists in Cascade, Coopersville and Wayland, MI, would be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options.
In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about all-on-4 dental implants. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dental offices in Wayland and Coopersville.
How are All-on-Four Implants Different From Dentures?
Unlike dentures, dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. All-on-four dental implants are also the perfect solution for patients who are missing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.
When you lose a tooth, your body starts to absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. If you don’t replace the tooth root, the bone will start to deteriorate around the empty socket.
The good news is thathelp prevent further bone loss in the jaw. Dentures, on the other hand, don’t have this ability because they aren’t embedded in the jaw. Instead, dentures rest on top of the gums.
Another advantage of all-on-4 implants is their stability. Even well-fitting dentures can slip when you make an abrupt movement, such as cough or sneeze. For this reason, many patients appreciate the convenience of having all-on-four implants that look and feel like natural teeth.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-Four Implants?
Each patient is different. For this reason, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to learn if you’re a candidate for all-on-four implants. During your appointment, they’ll take a 3D image of your jaw to evaluate the bone quality, volume, and density. That being said, most patients who experience significant tooth loss are candidates for all-on-four implants.
Does the All-on-4 Implant Procedure Hurt?
The surgery to acquire all-on-four dental implants is virtually painless. Our dental implant dentists will ensure that you feel numb and comfortable throughout the procedure.
Please keep in mind that you will experience a little soreness and swelling for a few days after the procedure. However, most patients are able to return to their normal routines within one to two days of having all-on-four dental implant surgery.
Will I Need a Bone Graft?
Each patient has different dental health needs prior to the placement of all-on-four implants. However, most patients are able to avoid needing a bone graft due to the nature of the.
Before surgery, our dental implant dentists use computer-guided techniques. These techniques allow them to plan the exact placement of each implant at an angle to make maximum use of the existing bone. By doing this, most patients are able to avoid bone grafting.
Request an Appointment with Us
Our dental implant dentists in Cascade, Coopersville and Wayland, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for all-on-four dental implants, please call Robinson Dental. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.