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What Are All on Four Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace damaged, decayed or lost teeth, but traditional dental implants require each new tooth to be replaced individually. For patients, this can mean more time in the dentist’s chair and a more costly form of dental treatment.

With All on Four dental implants, however, patients have access to a revolutionary treatment which reduces time, cost and discomfort. Designed to replace either your top or bottom teeth, All on Four implants require just four fixing points. This means you can replace your entire top or bottom teeth, using only four implants to do so.

Providing a stable dentures, All on Four dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss. Once fitted, All on Four implants will remain in place, and you won’t be required to remove them like a normal denture. With many patients reluctant to use removable dentures, All on Four dental implants are a quick and affordable way to replace lost or damaged teeth.

How Do All On Four Dental Implants Work?

Illustration of All On 4 Dental Implants

A dental implant holds a replacement tooth in place. By placing a surgical screw in the patient’s jawbone, the screw acts as a replacement for the root of the tooth and gives the new, false tooth something to adhere to. Although implants can be fitted painlessly, many patients are wary about dental implants due to the idea of having a screw fitted in their jawbone. In fact, the screw simply fits into the space in which the tooth root previously sat, and for some instances only local anesthetic needs to be used to ensure patient’s experience minor discomfort during the procedure.

Traditionally, dentists fitted each implant by screwing it into the jaw individually. If you had all of your top teeth replaced with implants, for example, each tooth would have been placed and fitted individually.

With All on Four Dental Implants in Phoenix, you can replace an entire row of teeth with just four implants. By effectively using the four implants as an anchor for other teeth, this minimizes the need for further implants to be installed. When using All on Four Dental Implants, a fixed bridge is fitted to each screw. A fixed bridge is simply a small row of teeth which are connected together. By combining advanced dental technology, fixed bridges can be held in place with fewer implants, thus achieving the All on Four technique.

Are All On Four Dental Implants Painful?

You should only feel minor discomfort at any point during the procedure. In fact, All on Four implants typically require far less invasive than traditional dental implants. With fewer screws to fit and for most patients no bone augmentation is needed, All on Four dental implants in Phoenix can often be fitted more quickly and take less time than traditional dental implants.

Furthermore, the recovery time following fitting is usually far less too. With just four implants to fit, healing time is reduced and patients tend to experience fewer postoperative symptoms, such as swelling or bleeding.  

Many people experience tooth loss during the course of their lives, but there is no need to feel self-conscious about gaps in your smile. With All on Four dental implants, you have access to a permanent, painless and stable solution to damaged or missing teeth.

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If you have been searching for a solution to replace your missing teeth then now is the time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Trujillo today. He and his team look forward to working with you to improve your smile and self-confidence!

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