All on 4 Dental Implants FAQ

Q: How are dental implants and dentures different?

A: All on 4 Dental Implants Center’s dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Not only do they look, feel and function just like natural teeth, but dental implants do not have to be removed, do not require messy adhesives, and do not limit you from eating any type of foods like dentures do. Dental implants allow you to experience all your favorite foods again comfortably because they do not press down on your gums when you chew, and they allow you to bite with fuller force than dentures. In addition, dental implants prevent bone deterioration that tends to occur from tooth loss, as well as restores your facial features so you can be confident in your smile once again.

Q: How do All on 4 Dental Implants compare to traditional ones?

A: At All on 4 Dental Implants Center, we utilize an implant technique that differs from traditional dental implants in that our procedure requires no bone grafting for most patients, saving time, money and discomfort. In addition, our team of dental specialists and periodontists place only four implants per arch – instead of six to eight like traditional implants – at an angle to maximize contact using your jawbone’s natural support.

Q: How long does the dental implant surgery take?

A: Dental implant surgery takes around 2.5 hours per arch replaced.

Q: What is All on 4’s dental implant success rate?

A: 98%

Q: Am I a candidate for All on 4 Dental Implants?

A: If you are currently wearing dentures or will need them in the future, you are an ideal candidate for All on 4’s dental implants! There is no age requirement for All on 4’s dental implants, but patients should be in good health.

Q: Where are the replacement teeth made?

A: All on 4’s team of certified lab technicians craft all prosthetic dental replacements in house. From the consultation to the procedure and the post-op follow-up, everything at All on 4 Dental Implants Center happens under one roof!

Q: Will my dental implants look natural?

A: Absolutely! Not only are All on 4’s dental implants a permanent solution for missing teeth, but they also look, feel and function like your regular teeth.

Q: Why can’t I get my prosthetic teeth on the same day my dental implants are placed?

A: Dental implant surgery is a staged surgery because your jawbone and gums need time to heal around the tooth root replacement anchor. Until your jawbone has healed enough to place your permanent teeth – typically six to eight months after your initial surgery – we place a temporary set of teeth on your implants.

Q: What if I only need dental implants on one arch?

A: All on 4 dental implants can be placed on just the upper or lower arch if needed. Your dentist will carefully examine your specific case to determine whether or not you may eventually need to replace teeth on both arches. If that is the case, your doctor will work with you to determine whether performing dental implants on both arches would be most beneficial and cost effective for your individual dental needs.

Q: How do I clean my teeth after an implant is placed?

A: All on 4 dental implants can be treated and cleaned just like your natural teeth. After your dental implant surgery, our team of specialists and dental hygienists will recommend the optimal oral hygiene treatment plan to suit your needs and go over at-home care instructions with you before sending you on your way.

Q: What additional costs or fees are involved in this procedure?

A: Your dentist will discuss all fees with you during your dental implant consultation appointment.