Tooth loss is a common problem for adults in the United States, with more than 35 million people missing all of their upper or lower teeth. Thanks to advances in dentistry, you can improve both your smile and oral health with All-on-4® dental implants available at Smile Design Manhattan. This revolutionary dental treatment can replace all of your upper or lower teeth and restore your smile and your confidence. To learn more about All-on-4, contact the New York City office in Midtown West today by phone or online.
All-on-4 is a dental implant that can restore your smile and your oral health. Dental implants serve as a replacement root for your missing tooth. Traditional dental implants may require a separate implant for all or most of your missing teeth.
If you’re missing all of your upper or lower teeth, this may not seem like a feasible option for you. With All-on-4, the specialists at Smile Design Manhattan can replace all of your missing teeth using only four dental implants.
Your dental specialist determines if you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 during your consultation. Unlike other types of dental implants, not having enough jawbone isn’t a problem for the All-on-4 implant.
Bone grafting isn’t needed because the posterior implants are tilted to utilize the bone that is available. This makes All-on-4 an option for just about anyone who wants to restore their smile.
Placement of your All-on-4 implant may require more than one visit to the office. If it’s determined that you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 during your initial consultation, then your specialist has you schedule your implant surgery.
During the surgical procedure, which is conducted under anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort, the four implants are surgically placed into your jawbone.
You’re provided with a temporary set of replacement teeth so you can continue to go about your usual activities while your implant bonds with your jawbone, which can take up to six months.
You may need to modify your diet for the first few weeks after your implants are placed.
Once your implant has bonded with your jawbone, then your specialist has you come back to the office for permanent placement of your crowns to your dental implants to complete your smile.
With regular follow-ups at Smile Design Manhattan, your All-on-4 implants should last years, if not the rest of your life.
Because the implants are permanent, you don’t have to make modifications to your diet or worry about your teeth falling out when you talk.
To learn more about All-on-4, call Smile Design Manhattan today or request an appointment online.