What is the All-on-4™ Dental Implant System?
The All-on-4™ implant is a type of implant that was designed to be an answer for patients that don’t have enough bone for standard implants and a possible option for anyone else, as
All-on-4™ implants have a wide range of available benefits that patients might want to make use of. In essence, All-on-4™ dental implants involve the usage of non-removable implants with 4 separate implants for every dental arch without the need for additional bone grafting.
One of the best aspects of this procedure is that it only takes around a single day before you’re able to go home, as the implants are situated perfectly to avoid a more lengthy recovery time that can be seen with standard dental implants. As the bone density is higher in the anterior maxilla, where the implants are screwed in, they remain there on a permanent basis. The titanium within the implants will eventually become fused with the bone. Due to the permanency of this solution in comparison to dentures, it won’t be long before you’ve fully adjusted to your new teeth.
Is the All-on-4 Right for Me?
There are a large variety of reasons that you could be a good candidate for the All-on-4™ procedure. A complimentary consultation in our Miami dental office will help in determining whether or not this procedure is right for you. However, there are a few factors that could weigh in your favor. Patients that are relatively healthy with an immune system that is in good condition are considered to be prime candidates for this procedure. Anyone that has lost teeth due to an injury or possible decay should heavily consider All-on-4™ implants, as most would qualify as candidates. This is also the right procedure for anyone that is missing the majority or most of their teeth.
The All-on-4™ implant technique is rather simple, particularly in comparison to other implant types. Following the initial consultation, the surgical procedure is scheduled. Once the procedure begins, you will go through a fitting and adjustments for the new teeth. All of this is done in a period of just one day, even if extractions from some of your old teeth need to be completed. Once the procedure has been finished, you can go home that same day. You will need to return for checkups on an occasional basis for a period of almost six months.
It’s around this time that the mouth has fully healed and the titanium from the implants has finally fused to the bone. Once this has happened, it will be time for you to go in for your last set of teeth. The first set that you are provided with after the initial procedure are only meant to be a temporary set, as a persons mouth can change in the time from the initial procedure to when the titanium has fully set. This second set of teeth is stronger and will be implemented after impressions of your mouth have been taken. With the new impressions and set of teeth, your smile will be perfect once again.
All-on-4™ Dental Specialists in Miami
Dr. Gallardo are the premier Miami Dental Specialists in the field of dental implants, specializing in the All-on-4™ procedure. Dr. Gallardo attended the University of Miami and was later accepted into the NYU College of Dentistry where he graduated with a D.D.S. in 1991. Dr. Gallardo has performed numerous lectures nationally and internationally and has completed graduate studies of both Periodontics and Dental implants. During his time as a dental specialist in Miami, he has treated thousands of patients that were suffering from dental issues and has done so successfully.
Why Get the All-on-4™ Implants?
All-on-4™ dental implants in Miami are useful for a number of reasons. While one lost tooth does not automatically mean that someone should attempt to get a full dental implant, losing a majority of your teeth calls for more in-depth measures and procedures. This procedure will provide you with permanent teeth that you won’t have to remove constantly and maintain. They will become melded to your mouth through the usage of titanium screws and will allow you to go on with your life without having to worry about temporary solutions. This will also give you everything you need to start employing proper oral health.
Your appearance will be improved and you will soon be able to eat whatever you want whenever you want. This also helps to eliminate all of the potential health issues associated with lost or missing teeth, such as inflammatory disease or periodontal disease. All in all, there are a large variety of advantages that patients receive with the All-on-4™ implant procedure, with hardly any downsides to speak of.
Benefits of the All-on-4™
One of the primary benefits of the All-on-4™ procedure is that it takes less than a full day to successfully complete, making it by far the least invasive option available that won’t have your life being interrupted, which is the case with other possible solutions. All it takes is four small implants for your smile to be transformed from an incomplete one into a full and beautiful smile that will be long lasting due to the fact that the implants are permanent. This will provide you with renewed confidence that you might not have had before the procedure.
All-on-4™ Frequently Asked Questions
How Are These Implants Different From Dentures?
All-on-4™ implants don’t need to be taken out or require adhesives. Implants allow people to eat all sorts of food, while it’s not safe to eat hard foods with dentures. Implants also prevent bone deterioration.
How Long Does the Surgery Last?
The surgery can last as little as two hours per arch.
Does This Provide Natural Looking Teeth?
One of the core benefits of this procedure is that it provides you with permanent teeth that are designed to look and feel just like the real thing.
Should Special Oral Health Techniques Be Taken After the Surgery?
Typically 2-3 times for both throughout the day. It’s important to note that the specialists will determine what, if any, special oral hygiene techniques you need to start using after the procedure has taken place. Whatever is suggested will fit your needs entirely.