Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four FAQ

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Answers To Common Questions About Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four

What are my options for replacing all my teeth with dental implants?

You can have denture teeth that are removable and snap in and out of implants (removable overdenture) or you can have denture teeth permanently screwed into the implants (fixed hybrid prosthesis) that can only be removed by your dentist. These options differ in appearance, function, maintenance, and cost. The rest of the material on this page on full arch implant rehabilitation or All on Four refers to the second, permanent option (fixed hybrid prosthesis) that most people desire.

What does a Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four consist of?

If you are missing most or all of your teeth, our doctors might recommend Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four with dental implants. Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four consists of rebuilding and restoring teeth on the upper and lower jaws. Dental implants are the standard in modern dentistry for replacing missing teeth.

Is Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four painful?

You will not feel any pain during your Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four procedures. Local anesthesia will numb the treatment area during surgery, and IV sedation ensures you are in a pain-free state of deep relaxation. You can manage soreness and swelling with over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen during your at-home recovery. Before you are discharged, your doctor will walk you through the at-home care instructions and answer any of your questions.

How long does a Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four treatment last?

Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four often is performed in one long surgical procedure. This surgery involves removing any remaining teeth, recontouring bone, and placement of dental implants. At the end of the surgery, temporary denture teeth are placed on the implants and so you are never without teeth. These temporary teeth are kept in place during a 4 to 6-month healing phase. Afterward, you will be fitted into your final teeth and your natural oral functions are permanently restored.

How much is a Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four?

The cost of treatment is dependent on the complexity of treatment and can only be determined after a  complete radiographic and clinical exam. Call our office to schedule a consultation for a specific cost estimate for your procedure.

Who needs a Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four?

If many of your teeth are missing, damaged, or rotting, or if you have no teeth and your dentures do not fit well, you might be a good candidate for Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four.

What are the benefits of Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four?

Full mouth reconstructive surgery offers significant health and quality-of-life benefits to patients with extensive dental complications:

Overall Health Improvements

Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body and even your brain. Dental health problems often mean that more plaque is being created, which is linked to a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. A Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four procedure restores your dental function and prevents future health problems.

Visual Appeal and Confidence

You will receive a brand new smile and teeth that are perfect in shape, alignment and shape. Your new teeth will also give you the appropriate lip support, which will give you a more youthful appearance. You will smile, laugh, and live with more self-confidence. 

Natural Oral Function

This option will provide you with permanent teeth that are not removable and most resemble your natural teeth. It will give you the bite force to eat most foods, such as steak and lobster.

Can a full mouth of dental implants be done in one day?

Same-day dental implants or teeth-in-a-day are available for qualified candidates. But keep in mind that there is more to your treatment than a single-day procedure. Though your implant placement procedure may occur in a single appointment, several other appointments may be necessary beforehand. During your initial consultation, your doctor will determine the best treatment plan to ensure the best results from your same-day full-mouth dental implants.  

Do you have other questions about Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation or All on Four? Call our office today and speak with a team member for more information about all-on-4 or full-mouth dental implants.

What are the potential downsides to this treatment?

Speech alteration – Your speech will change since your tongue will be in a new environment and interact with the material of your new teeth. Most can adapt to the changes over time.

Hygiene – there will be a transition zone between your new teeth and gum tissue that will become a food trap and require diligent cleaning with a Waterpik®  and Super Floss.

Teeth wear – Denture teeth will wear over time and will require replacement every 5 to 10 years depending on the individual. Alternative, harder materials are available.

Implant failure – implants can fail over time, requiring replacement and need to go into traditional dentures.