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How Do All-on-4® Dental Implants Work?

Oral Surgery OfficeIf you’re missing teeth, you’re not alone; almost 35 million Americans are either partially or completely missing their upper or lower rows of teeth. In the past, the primary treatment option for missing teeth was to use dentures. These often feel awkward and require special care to maintain. Today, you can completely restore your smile with a new set of permanent teeth thanks to dental implants.

If the word “implants” makes you cringe from thoughts of extensive, invasive surgery, don’t worry; All-on-4® dental implants are nothing like that. It’s a fast, minimally-invasive procedure that produces long-lasting results. Plus, it gives you a strong, durable set of teeth that can handle all of the same foods and drinks that you enjoyed before without requiring any specialty care. You simply brush and floss like you always have.

Fewer Implants, More Benefits

The reason All-on-4 implants work so well is that because unlike other dental implant procedures, the All-on-4 procedure only requires four implants per each dental arch (other dental implant treatments can require as many as ten). Small titanium screws are inserted into your jawbone at four distinct points, to which a set of implant-supported teeth are affixed. Over time, the titanium screws fuse to your natural bone and begin to function as a part of it.

With the All-on-4 treatment, these are just a few of the benefits you’re able to enjoy:

• Less post-operative pain and faster recovery times
• Reduced costs thanks to faster treatment and fewer follow-up appointments
• The convenience of not having to constantly remove dentures

Yet perhaps the greatest benefit is that it helps to halt bone loss in your jaw. By supporting the healthy bone already in place, All-on-4 implants allow you to maintain better overall oral health while also helping your face to appear more youthful.

Trust us when we say that a bright, beaming smile full of beautiful new teeth can be yours in just one treatment session. All-on-4 implants are an easy and effective way to combat tooth loss. Let us here at the Oral and Facial Surgeons of Arizona help restore your confidence through this amazing procedure. Call one of our offices or schedule a consultation online today!