All On 4 Frequently Asked Questions

How are All on 4 dental implants different than dentures?

All on 4 dental implants offer a permanent set of new teeth that feel, look and function just like natural teeth. They can be brushed and flossed like regular teeth, require no messy adhesives or extra care, such as adjustments, and do not need to be taken out at night or to be cleaned. Dental implants are a more comfortable and sturdy alternative to dentures that allow you to bite comfortably, eat whatever you want, and maintain the structure of your facial features, helping you achieve a younger, more attractive appearance. All on 4 dental implants even help prevent bone atrophy and deterioration by stimulating the tissues beneath the gumline, whereas dentures actually wear on those very same tissues.

What is the difference between traditional implants and All on 4 dental implants?

All on 4 dental implants only requires four implants per arch, while traditional dental implants require six to eight implants in each arch. The All on 4 procedure allows for more contact with the bone, which offers natural support and a more structured facial appearance. In most cases, little to no bone grafting is required since fewer implants are needed to support the dental prosthetic.

How long does the All On 4 dental implant procedure take?

The procedure will take about 2.5 hours per arch, whereupon your dental prosthetics can be immediately placed, so you can enjoy a full set of functional teeth in as little as one visit.

What type of success rate does the Al on 4 process have?

Studies have shown a 98% rate of success with All on 4 dental implants, making them one of the most successful teeth replacement solutions available.

Who can get All on 4 Dental Implants?

Someone who is currently wearing dentures or needs dentures in the future is an ideal candidate for All on 4 dental implants. Good health is essential, but age is not an important consideration.

Will my implants look and feel natural?

Yes! Your dental implants will give you permanent teeth that will function, feel and look like the real teeth that you once had, and perhaps even better. No one will know that you have implants from just looking at your smile.

Why are the permanent teeth not placed at the time of the implants?

Like with any surgery, your body needs time to heal. You will leave the office with a temporary set of teeth and, once your gums and bone have healed, your permanent teeth will be placed. This entire process takes approximately six to eight months after the implant surgery.

How should the implants be cleaned?

Dental implants can be cleaned like regular teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are recommended. In addition, a care plan will be provided by your dentist to ensure you get the most appropriate oral care in the future.