All-On-4 in Boca Raton, FL

If you are missing multiple teeth and are looking for a permanent solution, consider All-on-4 dental implants. The All-on-4 treatment concept involves using just four dental implants per jaw, which are placed into the jawbone and used as stability points or anchors for replacement teeth. All-on-4 implants can be an effective and long-lasting solution for missing or severely damaged teeth.

We offer all-on-4 implants in Boca Raton, FL, for our patients who need to replace their natural teeth with a strong and durable solution that will last many years.

What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?

The all-on-4 treatment concept is similar to traditional dental implants, but the surgical procedure is quicker, less invasive, and has a faster healing time. Unlike traditional implants, which require a titanium post for each missing tooth, all-on-4 dental implants use just four titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots. These four artificial tooth roots are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they can heal and fuse with the bone. These implant posts support a full set of replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

The all-on-4 dental implant procedure has an incredibly high success rate and is an excellent option for patients who need to replace all their teeth but don’t want traditional dentures.

Who Is a Candidate for All-On-4 Implants?

Those who suffer from tooth loss due to severe tooth decay or dental trauma may be good candidates for the all-on-4 procedure. The ideal candidate for implant treatment must have sufficient bone density for the jaw bone to support the implants. If you have suffered bone loss due to untreated periodontal disease, you may need to undergo bone grafting before getting your implants. You must also be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia.

Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants

1Dental implants are permanent teeth, so unlike removable dentures, they don’t need to be adhered with a denture adhesive and don’t need to be taken out at night.

2They support your facial structure and can restore your beautiful smile with teeth that look natural.

3They will support your jaw bone and prevent future bone loss.

4They’ll restore your functional smile, which means you can eat regular foods with very few restrictions.

5Unlike traditional implants, which require an artificial tooth root for every missing tooth, you’ll only need 4 implants, which means quicker surgery and faster healing process.

6Since you need fewer implants, the cost of treatment is typically lower than traditional implants.

7The entire procedure can be completed in just one day.

What to Expect Before and After All-On-4 Dental Implants Treatment?

Before the Procedure

First, you’ll have an initial consultation with our oral surgeon to determine if the All-on-4 treatment concept is a good solution for you. Our dentist will assess your oral health and determine if there are any dental issues that must be corrected before the surgery, such as gum disease or loss of bone density. You may receive x-rays to get a better look at your gums and jaw bone. If you need other dental treatment like a gum graft or bone graft, we’ll complete those treatments first.

Day of Surgery

The surgery will be completed under general anesthesia, so you should make sure you have someone available to drive you home afterward. Once you are fully sedated, the dentist will extract any remaining teeth that need to be removed. Then, they will make four small incisions into the upper and lower jaw where the implants will be placed. They’ll place the screw into the jawbone and then connect the attachments. You may need to wear provisional teeth (temporary dentures) while the implants heal, and then you’ll be able to get your permanent set of teeth.

Post-Surgery Recovery

The entire recovery process can take up to six months for your implants to fully heal and fuse with your jawbone. During the first 72 hours after surgery, the dentist will recommend that you rest and use an ice compression to reduce any facial swelling. You can also take prescription or over-the-counter pain medication during this time to control any pain or soreness.

You’ll need to stick to a soft-food diet for the first few months after your surgery and while you wear your temporary dentures. After you are fully healed and your permanent dentures have been placed, you can go back to a regular diet of eating all your favorite foods once again.

Faqs About All-On-4 Dental Implants

How long do the implants last?

Dental implants are sturdy and durable and are designed to last a lifetime with proper care. Be sure to keep up with your regular oral hygiene habits, like brushing and flossing at home and scheduling regular follow-up appointments.

Will my insurance cover the all-on-4 procedure?

All dental insurance plans are different, and the details of your coverage will be specific to your plan. Some insurance plans may cover a portion of the treatment, so be sure to contact your provider to get details of your plan.

Will they look natural?

Yes! All-on-4 implants will give you a healthy and natural smile. Most people won’t even know they aren’t your natural teeth!