All-On-4 Dental Implants – Edison, NJ
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If you have severe tooth loss, it can make performing even the most basic tasks feel insurmountable. Whether you’re missing teeth on both sides of your mouth, in both your upper and lower arches, or you’re missing all your teeth altogether, Dr. Shah can create a fully personalized treatment plan that meets your exact tooth replacement needs. All-on-4 dental implants can transform your smile quickly and effectively, so don’t wait to contact Signature Smiles at Edison to schedule your first consultation to discuss All-on-4 dental implants in Edison, NJ!
Why Choose Signature Smiles at Edison for All-On-4 Dental Implants?
- Experienced Dentist Performs Entire Treatment In-House
- Advanced Technology Enhances Overall Planning Process
- Relaxing Sedation Dentistry Available
How Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Work?
The All-on-4 treatment utilizes dental implants to not only replace teeth, but hold an entire arch of teeth using only a handful of titanium posts. After confirming your eligibility for dental implants, a series of implants (often four, but in some cases six) are placed in strategic locations throughout the jaw. By placing the implants in areas that maximize your bone tissue, we can immediately attach a natural-looking restoration to the implants. This means your restorative phase of treatment occurs the same day as your surgery. Afterwards, Dr. Shah will discuss aftercare tips to keep in mind to ensure your tooth replacement lasts for decades.
Am I a Candidate for All-On-4 Dental Implants?
The good news is more and more patients are eligible for dental implants than ever before, even if you have been missing teeth for a very long time. During your exam, we’ll confirm the current status of your oral health, making sure that no tooth decay or gum disease is present. We will also examine your current bone volume in order to confirm that your jaw can effectively hold dental implants. If you have good oral health, healthy gum tissue, sufficient bone volume, and a considerable amount of missing teeth, chances are likely that you’re eligible for All-on-4 dental implant treatment.
Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants
There are many benefits worth considering when it comes to replacing teeth through All-on-4. For one, you can replace several teeth at a time, ensuring the most comprehensive mouth reconstruction possible. Since your replacement teeth are secured by titanium posts that regularly stimulate your bone tissue, you can expect long-term reliability, functionality and restorative benefits that you won’t find with traditional solutions like dentures or bridges. For example, chewing food feels incredibly natural and your facial appearance does not change because bone is no longer deteriorating. Furthermore, if you want the most natural-looking smile possible, dental implants are sure to deliver.
All-On-4 Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dental Implants
When you replace teeth with traditional dental implants, the implant requires time to integrate with the jaw before it can be covered with a permanent restoration. This is the case when you replace teeth either through a single tooth or bridge utilizing two implants. This healing process can take four to six months to complete, leaving you without a permanent restoration to show off. Furthermore, it can actually be more cost-effective to replace teeth in this way because you’re not replacing them individually. We’ll make sure to discuss more of the differences with you in more detail so you can make an informed decision on your tooth replacement.
Are you considering All-On-4 in Edison? If so, you are probably like most patients and have a long list of questions you want to ask before you move forward with the procedure. Below you will find a list of FAQs many of our clients shared when preparing to receive their All-On-4 implants. At Signature Smiles, we want you to feel confident about your dental health decisions, which is why we are here to provide clarification, insight, and additional information to give you greater peace of mind. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.
Why am I only receiving a temporary denture on the day of my implant placement?
Although it would be nice to have your entire procedure completed in one day, this is simply not the case. Instead of receiving a finalized denture the day of your implant placement, you will be required to wear a temporary one instead, and here’s why:
- It takes time for dental lab technicians to create a customized denture. Because your impressions will be sent to a lab for creation, it will require ample time for technicians to create a prosthetic based on the specifications provided by your dentist.
- It is necessary that your mouth fully heals before receiving your final denture. While at home recovering, your temporary denture will apply less pressure than a permanent one, allowing your tissues and bone to fuse to the implants.
Can I receive All-On-4 dental implants on one arch?
Yes, you can choose to have All-On-4 dental implants in Edison placed solely on the top or bottom arch, but you and your dentist will need to discuss the potential for future tooth loss. If you have implants placed on the lower arch but there is a strong possibility that you could be living with missing teeth along the top arch, it may be best to have the full procedure completed at the same time. This will allow you to avoid additional time and money spent later on. However, Dr. Shah will ensure your smile is properly cared for no matter what you decide.
How successful is All-On-4 implant placement?
All-On-4 implants have an extremely high success rate. When placed on the lower arch, they have a 98.2% success rate, and when placed on the upper arch, it is a 97-98% success rate.
If you are feeling apprehensive about the idea of having All-On-4 dental implants put into place, these percentages can help put your mind at ease.
Once I receive my implants, how often will I need to see the dentist?
It is still in your best interest to see Dr. Shah every six months for regular dental checkups and cleanings. This not only allows us to take proper care of both your restoration and natural teeth, but it also gives us the chance to examine your denture and ensure no problem areas are developing. Having your restoration checked frequently will allow you to enjoy it significantly longer.