What are All-on-4 dental implants?
If you’re looking for a permanent alternative to dentures, you’ve come to the right place. All-on-4 dental implants (revolutionary technology from Nobel Biocare) offer you the fantastic opportunity to replace all your teeth in one day.
All-on-4 implants allow your Frisco dentist to use only four implants to replace an entire row of teeth, cutting down on healing time and allowing immediate replacement.
Because two of the implants are tilted, your dentist can replace your back teeth while anchoring the dentures in stronger bone, which improves denture support and allows people with bone loss to be eligible for the procedure. Our team at Prime Time Dentistry is highly skilled in using the All-on-4 hybrid denture technique to give you a lasting, beautiful smile.
Your Frisco dentist at Prime Time Dentistry will be able to give you a brand new smile in one office visit using 3-D imaging and advanced digital planning. All-on-4 implants require minimal healing time, so you can get back to living your best life immediately.
Benefits of All-on-4
- No bone grafting (sometimes bone grafting is unavoidable but generally not needed for this procedure)
- No bone loss
- Can be completed in one day
- The roof of your mouth won’t be covered, so you won’t lose any ability to taste your favorite foods!
- They won’t fall out
- No messy creams or adhesives
- Increase in bite strength
- Stable and functional
- Natural looking
With proper care, your hybrid dentures can last you a lifetime.
Who is a Candidate for All-on-4
Most people who are missing all their teeth on their upper or lower jawbone are candidates for All-on-4 hybrid dentures. You and your Frisco dentist at Prime Time Dentistry will discuss your options and dental history to determine whether or not All-on-4 is appropriate for you.
You don’t have to settle for traditional dentures that frustratingly and embarrassingly slip or fall out, and you shouldn’t have to be uncomfortable. At Prime Time Dentistry, our team has the technology and skills to give you a functional smile you will want to show off.
All-on-4 Guide: Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be under general anesthesia for All-on-4 dental implant surgery?
No. We complete the All on-4 procedure using either a local anesthetic or a form of sedation dentistry, IV sedation.
IV sedation manages fear, anxiety, and discomfort that often accompanies a visit to the dentist instead of local epinephrine-based anesthetics, making it safer than any general anesthetic.
Sleep dentistry does not require hospitalization, meaning you can complete your procedure here at Prime Time Dentistry.
A medical doctor manages your condition throughout the procedure to ensure safety and comfort.
How long does an All-on-4 procedure take?
The complete procedure usually takes between 3 and 4 hours.
Do I need to take time off from work?
We typically recommend taking at least a few days off work to recover. Not everyone needs them, but it’s best to have the option lined up.
How long will I wait for my final teeth to be attached?
Your final fixed teeth are usually attached 24 hours after surgery during a short, 30-minute appointment in our Frisco dental office.
Are follow-up visits required after getting All-on-4 dental implants?
After your final fixed teeth are attached, we will watch your recovery over the next few weeks with a few 5-minute “Review Appointments.”
These appointments allow your implant team to ensure everything is healing correctly and avoid potential complications before they take hold.
The number of Review Appointments and frequency depends on the individual patient and their healing rate, but you can typically expect to come in for between 2 and 5 visits.
How long will my All-on-4 dental implants last?
With proper care and oral hygiene routine, there is no reason that your All-on-4 dental implants can’t last a lifetime!
What do All-on-4 implants cost?
While every case is unique, All-on-4 dental implant procedures typically range from $18,000 – 29,000, depending on the type of replacement teeth you choose. Our team can help you weigh the pros and cons and decide the best option.
If you’re ready to take the next step and get your best smile, call Prime Time Dentistry at 945-207-7463 to schedule your appointment!