How Long Do All-On-4 Implants Last

How Long Do All-On-4 Implants Last

No matter how well you brush and floss your teeth, or how often you go to the dentist, it is still possible that you might experience adult tooth loss. While great oral habits and regular dental visits go a long way in increasing the lifespan and health of your teeth and gums, aging, decay, and genetics can all play rolses in adult tooth loss. For that reason, many adutls have to consider options on how to handle adult tooth loss. In the past, removable dentures were one of the most common solutions. But therer are better options. One of the most popular modern options for adult tooth loss is All-On-4 Dental Implants. Learn more in this article.

What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?

All-On-4 Dental implants work similarly to a regular dental implant with one key difference. Normal dental implants are one implant post per synthetic tooth. Over the course of the process, an implant post is surgically placed in the socket from the lost tooth, and eventually, an abutment and a synthetic tooth are attached to the post. But with All-On-4 dental implants, four posts are surgically added, and a full row of teeth are attached to the posts. This means you can fully replace either the upper or lower teeth with just four implants. 

How Long Does It Take To Get All-On-4 Dental Implants?

There will likely be a few dental appointments over the course of months to get All-On-4 Dental implants. First and foremost, at a consultation with your dentist they will conduct an exam, look over your medical history, and create a timeline and plan for your dental treatment. After this, it is likely that some teeth may need to be removed to make room for your All-On-4 implant. The implant posts are then surgically inserted into your mouth. Over the course of a few months, your mouth heals and the posts are fused to your jawbone, effectively mimicking how your tooth roots used to work. Once the jaw has healed, the abutments can be attached to the implant posts and the false teeth are attached to the abutments. All in all, this process can take 4 to 6 months from start to finish. 

How Long Do All-On-4 Implants Last? 

With the right care, All-On-4 Dental Implants can last the rest of your life. In many cases, they can last for multiple decades as long as they are maintained correctly. Brushing, flossing, following dental advice, and going to your dentist on a routine basis, can help increase the lifespan of your All-On-4 Dental Implants.

Contact Dental Town Chicago For More Information

If you are interested in getting dental implants or another restorative dental procedure for yourself or for a family member, please contact our team. We would be happy to discuss dental implant services.

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