All-on-4® Explained: FAQs

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All-on-4® might be the right solution for you if you are missing most of your real teeth. It involves combining a special set of dentures with implants to give patients a convenient and stable replacement for their lost teeth.

Frequently asked questions about All-on-4

Thinking about replacing missing teeth with All-on-4? Here are answers to questions that patients might have about these oral prosthetics and the process of getting them.

1. What does All-on-4 mean?

All-on-4 is a missing teeth solution that is designed primarily for those who have lost most of their real teeth. The procedure involves placing at least four implants in each half of the jaw being treated and attaching a special set of dentures to them.

Those with missing teeth now have a fast way to restore their smile that is virtually as stable as real teeth. The prosthesis is usually attached to the implants with screws, and it stays in place after it has been installed by a dentist. An impression or 3D image of the patient’s mouth is taken before the surgical installation of the implants being used, so customized artificial teeth are ready before the operation.

2. Is the process painful?

For the most part, no, the process is not painful. Anesthetics are used during the installation of the implants, so the patient does not feel anything. They might experience discomfort when the anesthetic wears off after the surgery. The pain can be managed with painkillers and should go away within a few days.

3. Is it worth it?

All-on-4 gives patients a missing teeth solution that is almost as good as having real teeth. The artificial teeth are secured with implants, so they are stable, allowing the wearer to enjoy all their favorite meals.

Also, unlike other alternatives, like conventional dentures, that have specific cleaning requirements, All-on-4 only requires good oral hygiene to keep the pontics and implants in good condition. The implants can last a lifetime, and the artificial teeth can last up to 15 years.

4. Are All-on-4 prostheses removable?

No, All-on-4 should not be confused with implant-supported dentures, which are removable devices that are simply held in place by implants when worn. All-on-4 prostheses are fixed restorations that stay in once a dentist installs them.

5. How comfortable are All-on-4 prostheses?

While there is an adjustment period when the implants and prosthesis are first installed, wearers typically get used to the prosthesis within a week.

Replace your missing teeth

Ready for a missing tooth solution that is virtually as good as the real teeth that you lost? Call or visit our Lincroft clinic to set up an appointment with our dentist.

Request an appointment here: https://lincroftvillagedental.com or call Lincroft Village Dental Care at (732) 842-5005 for an appointment in our Lincroft office.

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