The older you get, the more likely you are to confront the problem of missing teeth. Many people, however, assume that the process of replacing multiple missing teeth will be prohibitively difficult or painful. In fact, you can replace all of your upper or lower teeth using only four dental implants. Here is what you need to know about the All-on-4 procedure .
What is the All-on-4 procedure? First used in 1993, the trademarked All-on-4 procedure enables your dentist to replace an entire arch of teeth with four implants. The implants are made of strong, durable material that is designed to last patients for a lifetime. It is a simple and straightforward procedure that provides you with new, functional teeth immediately.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for the All-on-4 procedure? The All-on-4 procedure is often recommended for patients who have extensive tooth decay, or who need a viable solution for past dental treatments such as bridges that have failed. When you contact University Associates in Dentistry, we’ll use a CT scan and photos to give you a detailed idea of how the surgical procedure will go. If you are satisfied, we will schedule your procedure.
What happens during the All-on-4 procedure? When you come in for your appointment, your dentist will place your new implants and provide you with a set of temporary teeth. You’re temporary will look and function like your real teeth, as well as allow the dentist to monitor you while you are healing and the implants are taking hold. In a few months’ time, once your implants have healed, our team will replace your temporary teeth with a set of permanent teeth. These teeth will look and function just like your natural teeth.
If you’re looking for a permanent solution to your dental issues, it’s time to meet with the experienced dentists at University Associates in Dentistry. We are proud to provide the Chicago area with exceptional dental care, from dental implants to sleep apnea treatment. To schedule a consultation today, call us at (312) 704-5511.