Many cosmetic dentists recommend dental veneers to patients who are looking to improve the appearance of their smile, which may not be ideal due to a minor imperfection in a tooth or multiple teeth. It is helpful to know what veneers are and when a cosmetic dentist may suggest this treatment. Dental veneers are one of…
Do All-on-4® Implants Have Any Side Effects?
Considering All-on-4® implants because implant-supported dentures seem like they are the right choice for you? When you are missing multiple teeth or living with many damaged teeth, dental treatment is necessary so you can once again experience good oral health. While conventional dentures are still a common choice among those who are in need of a tooth replacement option, they simply do not offer the benefits that All-on-4 dentures do.
About All-on-4 dentures
Finding out how All-on-4 dentures can make your life easier is a great first step when looking for new dentures. While dentures are indeed necessary whenever someone is missing multiple teeth so they can experience good oral health, it is important for you to explore the advantages and disadvantages that come with each denture choice. All-on-4 is a treatment option based on using four dental implants in order to keep a full arch of dentures securely in place. These implants are strategically placed into the jawbone for a total of four implants, which is the fewest that can be used for implant-supported dentures.
The placing implant process
Because only four dental implants are used, the dental professional performing the surgical procedure will carefully plan where the dental implants need to be placed. The oral structures of every patient are different. The dental professional will use special dental equipment, like digital X-rays and images, to look at the structure of the patient's mouth in order to determine implant placement. Two implants will be strategically placed in the front of the mouth, while the other two implants will be strategically placed toward the back of the mouth.
It takes anywhere between four and six months for a patient to heal from the surgical placement of their implants. During this time, the implants will fuse to the jawbone, making them very secure and able to act just like natural teeth. Once the dental implants have fused to the jawbone and are fully healed, the abutments are attached to the implants, which take another few weeks to heal. Once the abutments have healed, the false teeth are then attached to the abutments, completing the process.
Do All-on-4 implants have any side effects?
The side effects that come with having All-on-4 implants placed in one’s mouth are all related to the surgical process. As with any surgical process, there may be associated side effects, which can include discomfort and/or pain, general soreness, swelling, bruising and bleeding. These side effects tend to subside within a few days after undergoing the surgical process.
Have you made a decision?
Now that you know more about All-on-4 implants, have you decided whether is the right decision for you? While you need to decide as soon as possible, as your oral health is in decline when you are experiencing multiple problems with your teeth, it is necessary for you to make the right choice. It is important for you to choose a type of denture that fits in with your lifestyle, as well as feel confident in the way you look when wearing your new dentures. Ready to make a consultation appointment for more information?
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