What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Developed by Nobel Biocare, the All-on-4 treatment concept is an innovative way to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with the benefits of implant technology. This procedure works by placing four dental implants at certain positions within the lower or upper jaw, which then support a beautiful set of replacement teeth. When compared with other implant dentistry options, All-on-4 dental implants often utilize fewer implants to offer stable support for a full-arch restoration. Our experienced general dentists work with a trusted implant surgeon to complete the All-on-4 treatment process for Chester Springs, PA patients. Once the implants are in place, we can then attach a functional and aesthetically appealing appliance to them that can help you bite, chew, talk, and smile with greater ease. Schedule a visit at Byers Station Dental to learn more about the groundbreaking tooth replacement option of All-on-4 dental implants.
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Are All-on-4 Implants Right for You?
All-on-4 dental implants may be utilized to replace most or all of your teeth in one or both arches. You may be an ideal candidate for All-on-4 implants if you have extensive tooth loss and prefer the advantages of implant-supported tooth replacement appliances over traditional, removable options. All-on-4 implants offer a secure hold for replacement teeth, eliminating the need for special cleaning or adhesives and carrying fewer dietary restrictions. In some cases, All-on-4 may be carried out without the need for bone grafting procedures since these implants are positioned in a way to make ideal use of available bone tissue. Our dentists can evaluate your tooth replacement needs and help you decide if All-on-4 is right for you.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Since All-on-4 treatment involves implant surgery and the attachment of the restoration (the visible portion of teeth), our dentists will coordinate the initial phase of the procedure with a local implant surgeon. After your four implants have been surgically placed in your jaw, our team will attach a temporary yet functional tooth replacement to these posts. We may be able to attach this appliance the same day as implant surgery, minimizing the need to go without teeth. Your implants will then be given several months to fully integrate with your jawbone. After this period of time, we will have your new full-arch restoration custom-created and schedule you to visit our Chester Springs, PA practice so our dentists can connect it to your implants.
Caring for Your Tooth Replacement
Following your implant surgery, you may experience tenderness and swelling in the jaw. However, instructions on how to enhance your comfort as you heal will be provided, including foods to avoid and special oral hygiene instructions. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy, both as you recover and after your replacement teeth are attached, is very important to the success of your implants and overall oral wellness. Our team will use special instruments to clean around your implants when you visit Byers Station Dental for routine dental checkups. During these visits, our dentists will evaluate the condition of your implants and overall oral health.
Are Implants Covered By Insurance?
Certain insurance companies may provide limited coverage for full-arch restorations and All-on-4 dental implants. It is very likely that there will be some out-of-pocket expenses, but our staff will work with your insurance company to help optimize your coverage. To make your care even more convenient, Byers Station Dental accepts several payment methods and can help you select a financial option that best matches your needs.
Bring Stability to Your Smile With All-on-4
Treatment with All-on-4 makes it possible to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with just four dental implants. The technology also allows you to combine the stability of implants with the ease of a full-arch appliance to create a smile that feels and looks natural. If you have tooth replacement needs, our dentists would love to help you discover your ideal solution. Get in touch with Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA today to book your consultation!