All-on-4 dental implants: advantages and disadvantages

Benefits of All-on-4 dental implants

Overall, we think All-on-4 dental implants are the best option for most people who are missing all or most of their teeth. These implants have many advantages that put them above some other types of dental services.

Here are some of the main advantages of choosing All-on-4 dental implants.

Fast and effective results

When you choose to get All-in-one dental implants, there will be a brief waiting period before you put your “teeth” in place. That said, the results are still pretty quick considering you’re getting brand new teeth.

Once you have committed to getting implants, your dental professional will ensure that your oral health is good, take measurements of your mouth, and order your custom implants.

After that, it only takes one appointment to insert the implants and place your “teeth”. It’s much faster than the process of getting a full mouth with “traditional” implants (which are still a fantastic option for people who are only missing a few teeth) and it’s comparable to the process of getting custom prostheses.

Even the surgery is quick and you will be under anesthesia.

Although complications can occur, the vast majority of implants succeed in the long termso the quick results are also long lasting.

Few dietary or speaking restrictions

When you’re missing most of your teeth, eating and talking are much more complicated (and often painful). Wearing dentures solves the problem somewhat, but you’ll still have to deal with your dentures slipping and you won’t be able to eat. certain foods.

When you first receive your dental implants, you may find it difficult to say certain letters and eating will be uncomfortable. However, once your implants have healed, you should be able to eat all or most of your favorite foods and speak naturally.

Talk to your oral surgeon about any specific food concerns you have.

An easy healing process

Although getting implants is oral surgery, the healing process is less intense than you might imagine.

The implants immediately begin to fuse with your jawbone. Although you will feel some tenderness during this process, you should be able to resume most of your regular activities in about a week without having to take heavy painkillers (although taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatories free is a good idea). ).

Your oral surgeon can guide you through the healing process and give you advice on ideal foods and aftercare to ensure healing is quick and easy.

You treat them like “real teeth”

For all intents and purposes, your dental implants are now your real teeth. You don’t have to do anything special to take care of them after the healing process is complete.

This means that when it comes to dental hygiene, you treat them as if they were natural teeth. You should still brush your teeth at least twice a day and make sure you floss.

This will help you maintain the health of your gums. Although your new teeth cannot form cavities like your natural teeth could, you still need to protect the rest of your mouth.

They are better for your jaw than dentures

Did you know that your jawbone can start to deteriorate when you lose your teeth? It’s called bone resorptionand this is what causes that “sunken” look that many people have after losing a tooth.

Your teeth stabilize your jaw. When you chew, you apply pressure to the jawbone and strengthen it. Even with dentures, you have nothing to stabilize your jawbone.

Metal implants simulate the roots of teeth. While you won’t have a mouth full of Mental Anchors, you’ll be able to minimize the damage with the few Anchors in place.

The major increase in confidence

The best benefit of All-on-4 dental implants is the major confidence gain you will get from them. You will be able to flaunt a full, healthy smile again, potentially for the first time in years.

People often don’t realize how much their teeth can impact their self-esteem until they lose them. You’ll never have to hide your smile in photos or cover your mouth while you laugh again. This advantage is invaluable.

Disadvantages of All-on-4 dental implants

Dental implants are not for everyone. Although they are fast and efficient, they may not be the best option for you. It is always important to consult with your oral surgeon and get all the details before committing.

Here are some potential drawbacks of the All-on-4 dental implant procedure.

Potential sticker shock

It’s no secret that dental implants are expensive. That said, because they last so long, they may still be the most financially viable option for you.

If you have hesitated between dental implants and dentures, remember that you will not have to replace dental implants. If you can’t afford implants right now, consider saving a small amount of money each month. You can also finance your dental implants and make low monthly payments over several years.

There are options for everyone regarding pricing and payment plans.

Risks associated with poor oral hygiene

As we mentioned earlier, you are supposed to treat your dental implants as if they were natural teeth. Do the same oral health routine you’ve always done and you should be fine.

With this in mind, there are great risks of complications from poor dental health. These complications could lead to dental implant failure.

Make sure you go to your regular dental appointments, take good care of your dental hygiene, and avoid smoking or chewing tobacco. Don’t do anything that would be “bad” for your “real” teeth.

Brief pain or tenderness

The implantation process isn’t painless, but it isn’t terrible either. After receiving your implants, you will feel some tenderness. This is normal, but for some people it can be alarming.

You may have trouble eating for a short time after your surgery. Remember that there are metal anchors merging with your jawbone, so it makes sense that there will be pain or swelling.

The pain should disappear completely within a few weeks, but if not, talk to your oral surgeon about your options. They will be able to assess your situation and make sure your implants are in good condition and offer you more advice for healing.

The potential for rejection or failure

As we mentioned earlier, the majority of All-on-4 dental implants are successful. It is unlikely, but possible, that you have a defective set of implants.

There are several reasons why this can happen. It is possible that your implants will fail due to your oral health. Remember that you should treat your implants like real teeth.

Sometimes it’s just bad luck. If for some reason the implant does not fuse to the bone, you may need to replace the assembly. It’s unlikely, but your oral surgeon can help.