If you need several teeth replaced and have opted to go with implants, you may benefit from choosing All-On-4 dental implants. This option is beneficial for those who need many teeth replaced at one time. Rather than implanting a single tooth to replace each one you are missing, one implant is used to hold four teeth in place. This means you can replace an entire jaw with just four implants rather than 20.
The All-On-4 process is like the regular dental implant process. Before the procedure starts, you are given the chosen sedatives and directions and any damaged teeth will be removed, along with infected jaw or gum tissue. The implants are small titanium rods that are then implanted in the jawbone and used as roots for the replacement teeth. Two of the implants are placed at the back of the jaw and two are placed at the front. This strategic placement allows Dr. Genninger to offer you a full mouth with less risk.
You may experience some mild discomfort and pain after your surgery, and the recovery time is vital to the placement process. While your body is healing, the jawbone bonds to the implants and this can take several weeks to months. There is no bone grafting required for this procedure and you gain immediate function once the prosthesis is placed.
This treatment is more cost-effective and less expensive than the traditional implant procedure when it comes to replacing an entire mouth of teeth. Patients enjoy shorter treatment times and a quick improvement in the quality of life.
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