Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants
“All-on-4” dental implants are a full-arch treatment that restores all of your upper or lower teeth at the same time. The hybrid design blends the strength of dental implants with the convenience of a streamlined yet permanent appliance. All-on-4 isn’t a dental bridge or denture, but it replaces an entire teeth arch with a single procedure. There are many benefits of All-On-4 dental implants for patients with multiple or all teeth missing.
All-on-4 is a permanently affixed restoration that never comes out of your mouth like other fixed dental implant treatments. At Advanced Dental & Implant Care, our implant expert, Dr. Christopher Pottorff treats many patients for All-On-4 Dental Implants in Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley, and all throughout the surrounding areas.
If you’re considering updating your dentures or restoring your smile, here are the benefits of All-On-4 dental implants has to offer:
You Only Need 4 Dental Implants
Most adults have 32 permanent teeth (wisdom teeth included,) with 16 on top and 16 on the bottom. Since dental implants are so solid and durable, we don’t need to use a 1-to-1 ratio when replacing all of your teeth that are missing. The all-on-4 procedure uses just four dental implants to anchor and support a full-arch restoration permanently.
A Streamlined, Hybrid Design
The shape of All-on-4 dental implants is a curved “U” that traces the natural arch of your teeth. The hybrid, sleek design makes All-on-4 implants more comfortable on a day-to-day basis. It makes it easier to enjoy the tastes of your favorite foods and talk without altering the shape of your tongue since nothing is blocking the roof of your mouth. It’s genuinely the lowest profile full-arch restoration on the market.
No Removable Dentures
Once Dr. Pottorff completes your All-on-4 dental implants treatment, you’ll never have to worry about removing your dentures at night again! These appliances are permanently anchored to the four implants underneath. As a result, an implant dentist can only remove them with special instruments.
Easy to Speak and Smile With
Patients who have worn conventional removable dentures know how hard it is to speak clearly. Even with intense practice, you might notice your letters sounding different than before you lost your teeth. Slurring, lisps, or other speech concerns are typical for some people (especially if your denture doesn’t fit well.) That doesn’t even consider the fear of your appliance slipping out of place when talking or smiling.
All-on-4 implants are set permanently in place, so no shifting, rocking, or lifting. Most importantly, the streamlined design frees up the extra space you need to talk more clearly. Transitioning to All-on-4 implant treatment doesn’t require much practice when feeling confident sharing a meal with your friends or colleagues.
Simplified Home Care
Living with All-on-4 implants doesn’t take much of your time for daily home care. You’re all set as long as you’re serious about brushing and flossing! One thing you’ll want to keep in mind is that you’ll need to clean under the All-on-4 appliance every day. While you could use tufted floss or a floss threader to clean it, it is easiest to invest in a water flosser (like a Waterpik.) After brushing your teeth, use the water flosser to clean underneath the All-on-4 and around each supporting implant. We recommend doing this once a day but twice is preferred.
Also, make sure to schedule regular six-month checkups to have your implants evaluated and cleaned regularly.
Strong Enough for All Your Favorite Foods
You can enjoy eating practically anything once you restore your missing teeth with All-on-4 dental implants. Technically speaking, dental implants are stronger than even the healthiest of teeth. However, if your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, dental implants are the best way to restore your regular biting and chewing functions.
Once your new dental implants get fully integrated, you can count on them to take on whatever you throw their way. So there’s no risk of something like steak or corn on the cob being too challenging. Instead, you can eat whatever you wish.
All-On-4 Dental Implants are Durable and Long-lasting
No other tooth replacement lasts as long as dental implants. All-on-4 treatment is no different. By working with a specialist and adequately maintaining your implants each day, you can expect your new implants to stay with you for your entire life. In addition, the placement and overall treatment experience are both comfortable and straightforward. At Advanced Dental Implant Care, we work with our patients one-on-one to plan a smile rehabilitation strategy that gives the best outcome for your lifestyle. All-on-4 treatment is the preferred alternative over dentures if you need to replace all of your teeth at once.
Mimics the Appearance and Feel of your Natural Teeth
When you’re smiling and eating with implants, it’s the closest thing you’ll have to natural teeth again. Selecting an All-on-4 dental implant treatment means you go about your day without having to adjust your diet, focus on how you sound on the phone, or laugh around your peers. Each of your new “teeth” is custom-made to look natural and attractive. Everything from your facial profile, physical characteristics, and personal preferences plays a role in your new smile’s size, shape, and color. When you feel great about how your All-on-4 implants look, you’ll feel a renewed sense of confidence and energy.
Contact Advanced Dental & Implant Care Today!
Advanced Dental & Implant Care is your choice provider for All-on-4 dental implants in Algonquin, Crystal Lake, and many surrounding areas. As implant experts, we can provide the specialized care that individuals with tooth loss require. So even if you’ve been told in the past that dental implants aren’t an option, we may be able to help. Contact our dental team today at (847) 854-1200 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the many benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants.