Everything You Need To Know About All-On-4 Dental Implants

Everything You Need To Know About All-On-4 Dental Implants

There are many ways to address tooth loss. As we age tooth loss becomes something of an invetibility. Whether caused by an injury, dental decay, or just genetics and aging, millions of Americans lose their adult teeth. When a single tooth is lost there are a couple of options. A dental bridge can be installed where the tooth is replaced with a synthetic tooth that is bonded to the surrounding teeth. A dental implant can be surgically inserted to replace the single tooth that has been lost. But how do you replace a large portion of teeth? Traditionally dentures were one of the only solutions. Dental implants would not be recommended on a one-to-one scale because of the cost. Removable dentures were the most common solution for older adults who were missing most of their teeth. But with All-On-4 dental implants, there is a cost-effective way to replace a full arch of teeth. Here at Dental Town Chicago, we provide All-On-4 Dental Implants at our Bedford Park and Archer locations. Visit our specials to learn more about discounts on restorative dental treatments like implants.

All-On-4 Implants Vs Dentures

There are many benefits for All-On-4 dental implants. One thing that happens after we lose an adult tooth is that our jawbone can decrease, fundamentally changing the shape of our faces. Dental implant posts provide structure and prevent the jawbone from degrading. Another benefit of implants is that they are a permanent solution that fully and truly mimics the way our teeth naturally exist. With that there are some common questions about the benefits of All-On-4 Implants compared to traditional removable dentures. Here are some common questions:

Frequently Asked Questions About All-On-4 Implants

What Can I Eat With All-On-4 Implants?

Directly after the procedure, your dentist will recommend a diet as you undergo the recovery period. For two weeks after the treatment patients are often required to stay on a completely liquid diet. This is recommended to prevent any pressure on the implants. When ready, patients can transfer to a soft food and liquid diet. Eventually, you will be able to return to your normal diet, that said it is recommended to take good care of your implants by avoiding chewing on hard objects like ice.

How Long Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Last?

All-On-4 dental implants can last for decades as long as you take care of them properly. For many patients, All-On-4 implants are a permanent solution for adult tooth loss.

Are All-On-$ Dental Implants Worth The Money?

Millions of patients who have received All-On-4 dental implants have said that the process was both worthwhile and something they would recommend. Compared to dentures, All-On-4 implants allow you to maintain your smile, and face shape, and act just like normal teeth. While there can be some challenges with the long treatment process, most patients consider it to be a very positive outcome.

Contact Dental Town For an All-On-4 Implant Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, we would be happy to set up a consultation for you at one of our offices in Chicago. Please give our Bedford Park or Archer office a call for more information.

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