What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Made by Nobel Biocare®, All-on-4 dental implants offer an advanced method for securely replacing an entire arch of missing teeth. This procedure works by placing dental implants into four areas of the upper or lower arch at precise and strategic angles. These implants can then be used to support the attachment of a full-arch set of custom replacement teeth, often the very same day as implant surgery. General dentist Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber offers All-on-4 implants to Plymouth and Kingston, MA patients who are looking for a long-term tooth replacement option or alternative to removable dentures. Many patients have enjoyed the advantages of the groundbreaking All-on-4 treatment concept, enjoying high-quality results and a beautiful smile. If you are interested in discovering more about All-on-4 dental implants as a long-term tooth loss solution, we encourage you to make an appointment at Plymouth Dental Group.
Are you a candidate?
All-on-4 dental implants can be utilized to replace one or both arches of missing or nonrestorable teeth. This implant option provides a stable, comfortable biting function, helps maintain the structure and contour of the face, and offers a natural-looking appearance for your smile. You may be a good candidate for All-on-4 implants you prefer the advantages of fixed dental implant solutions over traditional, removable dentures. Unlike other dental implant options, All-on-4 implants can often be ideal even if bone loss in the jaw has occurred. Dr. Scheiber can evaluate your jaw, oral health, and tooth replacement needs and help you determine if this option or another alternative is right for helping you overcome tooth loss.
The All-on-4 implants Process
To start your All-on-4 treatment, we will take impressions and digital x-rays of your mouth. Dr. Scheiber will plan the precise locations of the four dental implants and discuss your choices for sedation to be administered during your implant surgery. On the day of your procedure, he will place the dental implants at precise angles within the upper or lower arch and attach a temporary set of teeth to your implants. In most cases, this tooth replacement can be used for immediate function and will be worn over the next several months as your implants integrate with your jawbone. Once your implants have fully fused with your jaw, we will custom-craft your permanent tooth replacement appliance and attach it securely to your All-on-4 dental implants.
Recovery after All-on-4
Your mouth may feel tender or swollen following implant surgery; however, this can often be managed with pain medication and cold compresses against the face. Our team will talk with you about any dietary recommendations to consider as your jaw recovers from implant surgery. We may recommend a few follow-up visits so Dr. Scheiber can monitor your recovery and ensure your implants are integrating into your jawbone properly. Both your temporary and final tooth replacement appliances can be cleaned and cared for just like natural teeth. To maintain the health of your implants, replacement teeth, gums, and jawbone, it is important to attend routine dental cleaning and exam visits with our friendly team at Plymouth Dental Group.
Insurance Coverage for dental Implants
Some insurance companies may offer partial coverage for All-on-4 dental implants. Before calculating any out-of-pocket expenses, our business staff will work with your insurance provider to optimize your benefits. Plymouth Dental Group accepts numerous convenient payment methods, such as low-interest medical financing, to help your tooth replacement fit comfortably within your budget.
A Stable Solution for Tooth Loss
All-on-4 makes it easy to fully restore your smile with only four dental implants and natural-looking replacement teeth. This innovative technology from Plymouth Dental Group offers a long-term, stable solution to overcoming tooth loss. To learn about All-on-4 dental implants or other options for treating missing teeth, contact our full-service dental practice in Plymouth, MA today.